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£3.6 Million Funding to Support Pioneering Advances in Sustainable Energy

    £3.6 Million Funding to Support Pioneering Advances in Sustainable Energy

Invest Northern Ireland has offered £3.6 million of support for Phase II of the Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE). CASE, which is an industry-led sustainable energy research centre, is

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A Comprehensive EU-UK Free Trade Agreement Could Reduce Brexit Harm to the Irish Economy by Half

    A Comprehensive EU-UK Free Trade Agreement Could Reduce Brexit Harm to the Irish Economy by Half

The Government has published a study, commissioned by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, which examines the economic impact on Ireland of a potential EU-UK Free Trade Agreement. The

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Over €40 Million For 26 Projects to Drive Job Creation in the Regions

    Over €40 Million For 26 Projects to Drive Job Creation in the Regions

The Government has announced the results of the third call of the Regional Enterprise Development Fund (REDF), an open national competitive call to support regional projects that drive sustainable job

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Enterprise Ireland Announces Funding of €35,000 For Food & Drink Start-ups

    Enterprise Ireland Announces Funding of €35,000 For Food & Drink Start-ups

Enterprise Ireland has announced that it is offering up to €35,000 in funding for food and drink companies who participate in the Food Works programme in 2020. This funding is in addition to the supports already

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5-year Plan to Future-proof the Manufacturing Sector

    5-year Plan to Future-proof the Manufacturing Sector

The Government recently launched Ireland’s Industry 4.0 Strategy at the Irish Manufacturing Research Centre in Mullingar to help firms respond to the transformation of the manufacturing sector being driven by

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Ireland Leads the Way in Ocean Energy as SEAI Funded Wave Energy Device Arrives in Hawaii For Testing

    Ireland Leads the Way in Ocean Energy as SEAI Funded Wave Energy Device Arrives in Hawaii For Testing

The wave energy device by Ocean Energy Ltd, funded by the Government of Ireland through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), has reached a major milestone as it embarks on a one-year

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€65 Million For 16 Ground-breaking Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    €65 Million For 16 Ground-breaking Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Government has announced that 16 innovative projects have been successful under the second round of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund administered by Enterprise Ireland. The projects will share €65

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Enterprise Ireland and HSE Award Five Companies Innovation Contracts to Address Diabetes

    Enterprise Ireland and HSE Award Five Companies Innovation Contracts to Address Diabetes

€100,000 in funding through Enterprise Ireland’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme is to be awarded to five companies following a competitive call. The SBIR funding will enable the SMEs

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DIVA: The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

    DIVA: The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

DIVA is an EU funded project that aims to support SMEs to apply their digital technology to the agrofood, forestry or environmental sectors. The DIVA consortium is based across 6

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€21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre

    €21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre

The Government has announced Enterprise Ireland funding of €7.2 million, over five years, for Food for Health Ireland, a Technology Centre based in University College Dublin (UCD) that aims to

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€11 Million Funding For Cutting-edge Energy Research

    €11 Million Funding For Cutting-edge Energy Research

The Government has announced that €11 million in funding has been awarded to 50 cutting-edge research, development and demonstration energy projects. These projects will develop solutions that will deliver cleaner energy

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Smart Hub Success For Lisburn’s Connected Care Solutions

    Smart Hub Success For Lisburn’s Connected Care Solutions

Lisburn-based health technology firm Connected Care Solutions has signed a deal with Powys Council in Wales for its innovative ETHEL smart hub technology. ETHEL is a large, ‘always-on’ touchscreen device

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European Commission Approves €2.6 Billion Public Support For the Irish National Broadband Plan

    European Commission Approves €2.6 Billion Public Support For the Irish National Broadband Plan

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, €2.6 billion of public support for the Irish National Broadband Plan. The scheme will bring high-speed broadband services to consumers

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Output Sports Named Best Early Stage Company in Dublin

    Output Sports Named Best Early Stage Company in Dublin

Output Sports, the University College Dublin (UCD) sports technology spin-out, has been named ‘Best Early Stage’ company, and won a €20,000 prize, at the Dublin Final of the 2019 InterTradeIreland

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Firms Benefit From Over €1 Million R&D Funding Through Co-Innovate Programme

    Firms Benefit From Over €1 Million R&D Funding Through Co-Innovate Programme

Over one million Euro of investment in research and development has been awarded to companies involved in cross-border projects to develop new services and products. The figures were unveiled by

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Multi-million Energy Services Fund For NI Firms Unveiled

    Multi-million Energy Services Fund For NI Firms Unveiled

Businesses across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from a new three million pound energy services fund aimed at helping them slash overheads and cut their carbon footprint. Spearheaded by InterTradeIreland

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Neurovalens Embarks on Second Ground-breaking R&D Project and Creates 22 New Jobs

    Neurovalens Embarks on Second Ground-breaking R&D Project and Creates 22 New Jobs

Belfast-based health tech company Neurovalens, a global leader of neuro-technology products, is embarking on the development of a ground-breaking medical device for the treatment of obesity. The company specialises in

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Artificial Intelligence Innovation Hub CeADAR Secures €12 Million in Funding From Enterprise Ireland

    Artificial Intelligence Innovation Hub CeADAR Secures €12 Million in Funding From Enterprise Ireland

Based in University College Dublin (UCD), in partnership with TU Dublin and supported by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, CeADAR is the only Irish centre among a network of 30

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Bluedrop Medical Raises €3.7 Million Investment

    Bluedrop Medical Raises €3.7 Million Investment

HBAN has announced that Bluedrop Medical, a Galway-based Medical device start-up, has secured €3.7 million in funding to help manage one of the most devastating complications of diabetes – the diabetic

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InvoiceFair to Co-Host Seminar on Working Capital Funding For SME Growth in Shannon

    InvoiceFair to Co-Host Seminar on Working Capital Funding For SME Growth in Shannon

InvoiceFair, which provides SMEs with alternative working capital funding options through its marketplace platform, is co-hosting a finance seminar for SMEs in Shannon, County Clare. The seminar, co-hosted with Shannon

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Gas Networks Ireland Grants €120,000 to Fund Natural Gas Vehicles

    Gas Networks Ireland Grants €120,000 to Fund Natural Gas Vehicles

As part of the second round of its Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fund, Gas Networks Ireland has awarded six transport companies €20,000 each towards the purchase of a Natural Gas

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Irish Companies Secure Co-funding Under ESA’s Earth Observation Programme

    Irish Companies Secure Co-funding Under ESA’s Earth Observation Programme

Three Irish companies have been awarded co-funding under the European Space Agency’s Earth Observation programme, with a total value over €1.5 million. Two of these companies secured co-funding through Ireland’s investment

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Maynooth University Receives €25 Million Capital Grant From Government For New ‘Technology Society and Innovation Project’

    Maynooth University Receives €25 Million Capital Grant From Government For New ‘Technology Society and Innovation Project’

Maynooth University has welcomed a capital grant of €25 million from Government for a major new building project to support the University’s rapidly growing student population. The €25 million contribution

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Early Stage Entrepreneurs in Ireland Have High Growth Ambitions, Ranking First Against Comparator Countries

    Early Stage Entrepreneurs in Ireland Have High Growth Ambitions, Ranking First Against Comparator Countries

According to the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Survey of Entrepreneurship in Ireland, Ireland now ranks 5th highest among European

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Major Cash Prize For Sportstech Start-ups Competing to be Crowned ‘The Front Runner’

    Major Cash Prize For Sportstech Start-ups Competing to be Crowned ‘The Front Runner’

Start-ups in the sportstech industry are being targeted in an innovative new competition entitled ‘The Front Runner’, aimed at showcasing

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3D Printing Competition Launched to ‘Shape the Future’ For a Sustainable World

    3D Printing Competition Launched to ‘Shape the Future’ For a Sustainable World

I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, and science engagement specialists Gallomanor have launched a nationwide competition to turn

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Food & Drink Start-ups Encouraged to Enter Food Works Accelerator Programme Supports Valued at Over €50,000

    Food & Drink Start-ups Encouraged to Enter Food Works Accelerator Programme Supports Valued at Over €50,000

Food Works, an initiative of Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc, is calling on food and drink entrepreneurs throughout the

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Over €100 Million Available For Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    Over €100 Million Available For Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Government recently held a flagship event on the impact of technological change on Irish businesses. The event saw the

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Students Developing Carpooling Solution Win UCD’s 2019 Start-Up Programme For Young Entrepreneurs

    Students Developing Carpooling Solution Win UCD’s 2019 Start-Up Programme For Young Entrepreneurs

MLN (pronounced ‘Melon’), an early-stage University College Dublin (UCD) student venture, has been declared overall winner of the 2019 UCD

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Start-up Programme For Young Entrepreneurs Kicks-off at NovaUCD

    Start-up Programme For Young Entrepreneurs Kicks-off at NovaUCD

An intensive 4-week mentoring programme, as part of University College Dublin’s (UCD) 2019 Start-Up Stars Programme, has kicked-off at NovaUCD

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Teagasc Joint 5th Among Research Organisations in Europe

    Teagasc Joint 5th Among Research Organisations in Europe

Teagasc secured €6.3 million funding for research from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme in 2018. In comparison with all

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Fund For Circular Economy Innovators Launched

    Fund For Circular Economy Innovators Launched

The Government has launched a €600,000 funding opportunity for novel approaches to promote the circular economy, maximise resource efficiency and

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Skillnet Ireland Announces New Funding For Businesses to Upskill Employees

    Skillnet Ireland Announces New Funding For Businesses to Upskill Employees

Skillnet Ireland, the national agency responsible for the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning in Ireland has announced up to €2

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€3 Million FEXCO-UCC Research Collaboration Launched

    €3 Million FEXCO-UCC Research Collaboration Launched

FINTECHNEXT – a financial technology (fintech) research collaboration between technology company Fexco, University College Cork (UCC) and Science Foundation Ireland

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THEYA Healthcare Secures €665,000 in Funding and Plans Expansion into US Market

    THEYA Healthcare Secures €665,000 in Funding and Plans Expansion into US Market

THEYA Healthcare, the award winning Irish company which designs and manufactures healthcare garments, has secured €665,000 in funding. The funding, raised from

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Grants For SMEs to Save Up to 60% on Lighting Energy Costs

    Grants For SMEs to Save Up to 60% on Lighting Energy Costs

The Government has announced €2 million funding for small and medium-sized businesses to invest in energy efficient lighting. The grant,

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€750,000 Funding Available For Start-ups in All Sectors

    €750,000 Funding Available For Start-ups in All Sectors

The Government has announced the second Competitive Start Fund (CSF) of the year which will open to all sectors for

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CroíValve Raises €3.2 Million in Oversubscribed Funding Round

    CroíValve Raises €3.2 Million in Oversubscribed Funding Round

CroíValve, a medtech start-up providing a safe and effective treatment for tricuspid regurgitation, has secured €3.2 million in an oversubscribed

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2019 Applications Now Open For Scholarships For MBA and MSc Programmes at Ireland’s Top Business School

    2019 Applications Now Open For Scholarships For MBA and MSc Programmes at Ireland’s Top Business School

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has launched the tenth year of its Aspire Scholarship Programme which provides talented graduates from across

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€760 Million Raised by NovaUCD Supported Companies Over the Last 15 Years

    €760 Million Raised by NovaUCD Supported Companies Over the Last 15 Years

University College Dublin (UCD) has announced the results of its latest survey of companies supported through NovaUCD, the University’s Centre

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€4.5 Million Investment in Research Commercialisation

    €4.5 Million Investment in Research Commercialisation

€4.5 million in funding has been awarded to 38 research projects to support the commercialisation of government-funded research. 47 research

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Hexafly Secures Another €1.1 Million in Funding

    Hexafly Secures Another €1.1 Million in Funding

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initiative of Enterprise

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€750,000 Competitive Start Fund For Start-ups in All Sectors

    €750,000 Competitive Start Fund For Start-ups in All Sectors

The 2019 Competitive Start Fund (CSF) will open to all sectors for applications on Tuesday 29th January, 2019. The €750,000

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Exertis SCS to Lead Collaborative Blockchain Initiative

    Exertis SCS to Lead Collaborative Blockchain Initiative

Exertis, a leading distributor of technology products for the B2B, mobile and retail markets, has announced that its Exertis Supply

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1 in 5 FinTech Companies in Ireland Plan to Raise at Least €5 Million in Next Funding Round

    1 in 5 FinTech Companies in Ireland Plan to Raise at Least €5 Million in Next Funding Round

Nearly one in five (19%) of fintech companies operating in Ireland plan to raise €5 million or more in their

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Irish Genetics Company Wins €1.8 Million ‘Beyond Food Labelling’ R&D Grant

    Irish Genetics Company Wins €1.8 Million ‘Beyond Food Labelling’ R&D Grant

Irish genetics company IdentiGEN has welcomed a €1.8 million research and development award to further strengthen its position as a

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Enterprise Ireland and HSE Invite SMEs to Tackle Diabetes in New Challenges

    Enterprise Ireland and HSE Invite SMEs to Tackle Diabetes in New Challenges

A new competition to address health complications that arise as a result of diabetes has been announced by Enterprise Ireland

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Over €75 Million For 27 Groundbreaking Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    Over €75 Million For 27 Groundbreaking Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Government has unveiled the 27 innovative projects who are sharing over €75 million in funding out to 2021 under the

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€29 Million in Government Funding Through the Regional Enterprise Development Fund

    €29 Million in Government Funding Through the Regional Enterprise Development Fund

The Government has announced the results of the second round of the Regional Enterprise Development Fund, an open national competitive

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Accela Expands Operations in Ireland

    Accela Expands Operations in Ireland

Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based productivity solutions for government, has announced the opening of its Dublin office and plans

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European Investment Fund and Enterprise Ireland Double Business Angels Fund to €40 Million

    European Investment Fund and Enterprise Ireland Double Business Angels Fund to €40 Million

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, the Government of Ireland, through Enterprise Ireland, and the European Investment Fund (EIF)

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Vox Financial Identifies New Opportunities in Response to Brexit

    Vox Financial Identifies New Opportunities in Response to Brexit

FinTech consultancy Vox Financial Partners has developed new software that will improve efficiencies in the global financial services industry post

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Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

    Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

Efectis is establishing a new business in Northern Ireland, offering fire testing services to UK and Ireland based manufacturing businesses who

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€100 Million Investment For Four Capital Developments at Trinity College Dublin

    €100 Million Investment For Four Capital Developments at Trinity College Dublin

Teaching, research and student accommodation at Trinity College Dublin will be transformed over the next two years with the backing

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78% of Irish SMEs Feel Confident About Borrowing as They Look to Expand in 2019

    78% of Irish SMEs Feel Confident About Borrowing as They Look to Expand in 2019

According to new SME research conducted by Bank of Ireland and Red C, 78% of Irish SMEs are confident in

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Increased Funding For Business, Enterprise and Innovation

    Increased Funding For Business, Enterprise and Innovation

The Government has announced an increase in funding in Budget 2019 totalling €950.2m (+9.1%) for the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. This

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HealthBeacon Opens New Production Facility

    HealthBeacon Opens New Production Facility

Irish digital health technology company HealthBeacon has officially opened its newly expanded Irish headquarters in Dublin 12. HealthBeacon has been

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£30 Million Growth Loan Fund II Launched

    £30 Million Growth Loan Fund II Launched

Growth Loan Fund II, a £30 million fund to support SMEs in Northern Ireland with growth potential, has been launched

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