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Tourism Ireland ‘Game of Thrones’ campaign wins big

    Tourism Ireland ‘Game of Thrones’ campaign wins big

Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones campaign scooped three awards – a gold, a silver and a bronze – at the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The Cannes Lions awards are highly coveted and generally regarded as the Oscars of the advertising and marketing world. The Tourism Ireland campaign was awarded a Gold Lion […]

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Springboard’s Susie Horgan wins Cork Businesswoman of the Year

    Springboard’s Susie Horgan wins Cork Businesswoman of the Year

Susie Horgan, Managing Director of leading communications agency, Springboard PR & Marketing, has been named Network Cork Businesswoman of the Year 2017. The news follows recent growth at the agency, which is marking five years in business.
The Network Cork Businesswomen of the Year awards honour women in Cork who have demonstrated exceptional achievements in business. […]

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Four finalists vie for FutureScope’s One2Watch competition

    Four finalists vie for FutureScope’s One2Watch competition

FutureScope, a conference that promotes collaboration between entrepreneurs and large enterprises, has announced the four finalists of its One2Watch competition. The competition seeks to find Ireland’s most scalable business idea and give the winning company a platform that will support their growth strategies.
The finalists – WeSavvy, ProVerum Medical, Skytango and Hexafly – were chosen from […]

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Ostoform wins AIB Start-up Academy 2017

    Ostoform wins AIB Start-up Academy 2017

Limerick company Ostoform has won the 2017 AIB Startup Academy competition ahead of 13 other contenders who pitched for the €20,000 cash investment before 300 attendees at the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin.
The 14 finalists each delivered a five-minute elevator pitch about their business and then faced a five-minute Q&A session with the judging panel. Runners […]

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Datapac awarded HP Inc. Partner of the Year for UK and Ireland

    Datapac awarded HP Inc. Partner of the Year for UK and Ireland

Datapac, a leading technology solutions and services provider in Ireland, today announced that it has been awarded HP Inc. Partner of the Year for UK and Ireland. The HP Partner Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding performance and accomplishments that raise the standard for business excellence, innovation, growth and customer satisfaction.
Datapac became HP’s first Irish partner […]

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Entrepreneurs Awards adds €5000 to prize fund

    Entrepreneurs Awards adds €5000 to prize fund

As part of its 2017 Awards Programme, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland has added an extra €5,000 to the winnings that applicants can compete for. The initiative recognises and rewards the most innovative ideas and energetic entrepreneurs to solve social problems in Ireland.
The top eight entrepreneurs are offered an immediate €10,000 in unrestricted funding and a place […]

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UCD receives Athena SWAN Award on Gender Equality

    UCD receives Athena SWAN Award on Gender Equality

University College Dublin has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award in recognition of its commitment to improving gender equality. Athena SWAN was established in 2005 and is operated by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) in the UK. It aims to promote the advancement of women’s careers in higher education and research.
The award is given […]

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Calling all Cork businesses – StartUp awards launched

    Calling all Cork businesses – StartUp awards launched

The Bank of Ireland StartUp awards 2017 were officially launched to business nationwide recently. The competition, now in its sixth year, recognises and rewards Irish startups for their success in business across 11 categories including digital, food and drink, retail and technology. This year local accountancy firm TaxAssist will sponsor the awards and they are encouraging […]

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Ventac Wins Overall SFA National Small Business Award 2017

    Ventac Wins Overall SFA National Small Business Award 2017

Ventac won the Overall National Small Business Award 2017, the Small Firms Association (SFA) announced on Thursday.. Winners were selected from over 500 applications received for the 2017 programme.
Ventac, based in Blessington, Co Wicklow, employs 46 people and provides noise control solutions for international vehicle OEMs of commercial and industrial vehicles, including the Bus & […]

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Autism App Scoops Top Business Bootcamp Award

    Autism App Scoops Top Business Bootcamp Award

A talented group of teenagers from Galway, Cork, Kilkenny, Offaly and Dublin claimed the winning spot at the 2017 BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp with their project entitled Mi Contact on Thursday.
The winners were selected by a judging panel of accomplished business professionals following an intensive four day workshop at NovaUCD. The winning project is an […]

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Companies Invited to Tender for €30,000 to Support Energy Innovations

    Companies Invited to Tender for €30,000 to Support Energy Innovations

The FREED Project is inviting applications from companies, SME’s or start-ups to develop innovative energy technologies, the Western Development Commission (WDC) announced on Tuesday. The WDC are using the etenders platform and the tender documents are available at www.freedproject.eu/itt-call-ireland-2. The closing date for applications is Wednesday March 15th 2017. Aimed at businesses that are currently active […]

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BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp Kicks Off

    BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp Kicks Off

Some of the best young business minds in the country are getting ready to be put through their paces at the 2017 BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp which kicked-off on Tuesday at NovaUCD.
Now in its 8th year, the four-day Bootcamp will see 30 students from across the island of Ireland participate in a mentoring and […]

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Founder of THEYA Healthcare Shortlisted for Cartier Awards

    Founder of THEYA Healthcare Shortlisted for Cartier Awards

Irish entrepreneur, Ciara Donlon, founder and CEO of medical device company THEYA Healthcare has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2017 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards.
Ciara is the only Irish entrepreneur shortlisted for the European Award category alongside an entrepreneur from Russia and an entrepreneur from the UK.
The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards are an international business […]

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OxyMem Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100

    OxyMem Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100

Irish wastewater Aeration company, OxyMem, was named for the second time in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech list 100 in San Fransisco on Tuesday.  OxyMem, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company and the only Irish company to make this list, is commercialising the Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) technology, an innovative solution to reduce costs […]

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Tenders Sought for Major Flood Relief Works in Clonakilty

    Tenders Sought for Major Flood Relief Works in Clonakilty

A tender competition has been advertised on e-Tenders.ie for a major flood relief scheme for the town of Clonakilty in Cork, the Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief Seán Canney announced on Friday.
“Clonakilty is one of many towns in Cork that has suffered serious flooding in recent times,” Canney […]

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Local Awards to be Held for Design Businesses

    Local Awards to be Held for Design Businesses

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, announced details of the “Local Enterprise Showcase Awards” on Monday. The awards are run by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) and open to their local craft and design businesses taking part in Showcase – Ireland’s International Creative Expo, which is being held in the RDS, Dublin […]

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Government to Grant More Than €28m for Agri-Food, Marine and Forest Research

    Government to Grant More Than €28m for Agri-Food, Marine and Forest Research

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, announced on Thursday awards of over €28 million for collaborative inter-institutional research projects under the Department’s competitive research funding programmes.
The 43 awards involve collaborations between 19 different institutions and organisations including Teagasc, a number of universities and institutes of technology.  The research investment announced will […]

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Resources to Support Teenage Entrepreneurs Launched

    Resources to Support Teenage Entrepreneurs Launched

New resources, including a teachers’ manual, student workbook and helpful tips from successful entrepreneurs, were launched by Minister for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen in County Wicklow on Wednesday November 7. The launch took place at Coláiste Chraobh Abhann in Kilcoole, the school of Luke Byrne, the 17-year-old inventor behind ‘Headphone Helpers.’ Byrne won […]

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Valitacell win InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition

    Valitacell win InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition

Dublin biotech company, Valitacell, was crowned the overall winner of the 14th annual InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition on Wednesday, 23 November. Valitacell won a cash prize of €100,000 at the grand final held at The Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Dundalk based Gecko Governance who won the Best Early Stage Company Category award and a cash prize of […]

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EpiCor Therapeutics wins UCD Start-up of the Year Award

    EpiCor Therapeutics wins UCD Start-up of the Year Award

Biotech start-up EpiCor Therapeutics won the UCD Start-Up of the Year Award 2016 on Thursday, November 17. It received a €20,000 prize as part of the overall winner award of the UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme. The start-up is aiming to develop a treatment for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM), a significant cause of sudden cardiac death.
HOCM […]

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Google Adopt A Startup Programme Looks For Irish Entrepreneurs

    Google Adopt A Startup Programme Looks For Irish Entrepreneurs

Google began accepting applications from Irish entrepreneurs for its Adopt A Startup programme on Monday, November 21.  The Adopt A Startup programme sees small businesses paired up with Google support teams who will work with them from Google’s Irish headquarters to accelerate their growth. Each Startup will receive 12 weeks hands-on mentoring, access to exclusive […]

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€445,000 Funding Announced for Agri-Food Tourism Projects in Rural Areas

    €445,000 Funding Announced for Agri-Food Tourism Projects in Rural Areas

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed announced on Thursday, Novmber 17, the projects that will receive €445,000 in funding this year, under the Commission for the Development of Rural Areas Rural Innovation and Development Fund. The funding is awarded to initiatives to promote and develop agri-food tourism projects in rural areas.
Agri-food […]

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FDT Win EnviroCom Award for Environmental Achievements

    FDT Win EnviroCom Award for Environmental Achievements

FDT Consulting Engineers & Project Managers won the EnviroCom Award on Thursday, November 10, for engaging communities in environmental projects with less than 50 employees. Hosted by the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, the 10th EnviroCom awards saw 130 guests attend the awarding ceremony at the Royal Marine Hotel.
FDT were given the award in recognition for […]

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Prestigious “International Best Practice” Awards for Optimum Results Ltd.

Dundalk based Training Company, Optimum Results is awarded the EU Training Foundation’s “International Best Practice” award for their work in Management Skills Development.
This is the second such accolade received by Optimum Results from the European Training Foundation (ETF). In 2015 they received this award for their ‘Catalyst’ programme, which builds the SME Management & Exporting […]

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Ward Solutions Wins 2016 Managed Service Company of the Year at Tech Excellence Awards

(L-R) Niall Dunne, country manager Ireland, Polycom presents Pat Larkin, CEO, Ward Solutions, and a number of the Ward Solutions team with the Managed Service Company of the Year award at the 2016 Tech Excellence Awards.
Ward Solutions, Ireland’s leading information security provider, today announces that it won the 2016 Managed Service Company of the Year […]

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Science Foundation Ireland and Pfizer announce exciting new R&D programme for Ireland

Science Foundation Ireland and Pfizer today announced the recipients of the 2016 SFI-Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Award programme. The collaboration between Science Foundation Ireland and Pfizer provides qualified academic researchers with an opportunity to deliver important potential discoveries in the areas of immunology, oncology, cardiovascular and rare diseases.
Supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, […]

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Cork IT recycling firm wins important award

A Cork IT recycling firm has won a Deloitte Best Managed Companies Award.
Wisetek, who provide secure data-elimination and responsible IT recycling services to the world’s leading IT corporations, won the award for the first time last Friday.
The company received the Gold Standard Award at a gala dinner at Dublin’s Convention Centre.
Headquartered in Little Island, Cork, […]

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Crown truck wins 2016 iF Design Award

Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has won a 2016 iF Design Award, presented by iF International Forum Design. An international panel of independent experts awarded Crown the coveted title in the “Vehicles” category in recognition of the design of Crown’s new RT 4000 Series. This is the 28th iF Product Design […]

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Companies throughout Ireland commended at the 15th annual Export Industry Awards

The 15th Export Industry Awards was held at the Convention Centre in Dublin
The Irish Exporters Association recently held the 15th Export Industry Awards which attracted 500 guests and recognised companies throughout the country leading the way in exports.
The “Oscars of the export industry” attracted the likes of Tom Hayes T.D., Minister of State for the Department […]

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Veolia wins €450m contract to operate Co Mayo energy plant

    Veolia wins €450m contract to operate Co Mayo energy plant

Veolia has been awarded a €450 million deal to operate a wood-fuelled biomass power plant in Killala, Co Mayo.
The company said it secured a 15-year contract from Mayo Renewable Power to operate the new 42.5-megawatt heat and power plant, which will produce enough electricity to supply 68,000 homes.
In addition to operating and maintaining the power […]

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