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£70,000 Rainwater Garden Completed at Clandeboye Primary School!

    £70,000 Rainwater Garden Completed at Clandeboye Primary School!

NI Water, the Department for Infrastructure, Education Authority and the Department of Education have announced that an innovative new rainwater garden to help reduce the risk of flooding has been completed at Clandeboye Primary School. £70,000 has been invested in the garden, which is an innovative flagship project for NI Water and the Department for […]

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Insight Centre for Data Analytics at UCD Announces New €4 Million AI Research Project

    Insight Centre for Data Analytics at UCD Announces New €4 Million AI Research Project

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Dublin (UCD), has announced the launch of a new and collaborative €4 million artificial intelligence (AI) research project with Samsung Electronics, the multinational electronics company headquartered in South Korea. The Insight Centre for Data Analytics is a joint initiative between researchers at UCD, NUI Galway, UCC, DCU, and other […]

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New Products Selected For Food Works 2018

    New Products Selected For Food Works 2018

Cold-pressed vegetable ice-pops, a nutrient-rich postnatal drink for new mothers and a range of innovative sheep milk products are among the new concepts to be further developed as part of Food Works, Ireland’s leading accelerator programme for food and drink start-ups. Run by Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc, over the last five years the […]

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Medi-Shower Invests in Innovation to Drive Export Growth

    Medi-Shower Invests in Innovation to Drive Export Growth

Multi-award-winning manufacturer Medi-Shower has created ‘smart showerhead’ technology which can reduce the risk of Legionnaires disease.
The cutting edge product, developed with R&D support from Invest Northern Ireland is designed to meet the high requirements for hygiene within the healthcare sector. It reduces the risk of waterborne infection from bacteria that can build up due to poor design […]

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EY Enhances Digital Innovation Expertise With Launch of EY Seren Ireland

    EY Enhances Digital Innovation Expertise With Launch of EY Seren Ireland

EY has announced the expansion of its digital design and customer innovation consultancy capabilities with the introduction of EY Seren into the Irish market. EY Seren is a recent acquisition by EY as part of the continued growth of its digital consulting practice.
With a team of 20 in Ireland and over 100 globally, EY Seren […]

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€200k Investment in Innovative Smart City Solutions Across the Dublin Region

    €200k Investment in Innovative Smart City Solutions Across the Dublin Region

Smart Dublin, an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities to engage with smart technology providers, researchers and citizens to solve city challenges and improve city life, and Enterprise Ireland are serious about supporting entrepreneurs to solve city challenges and are delivering one of the largest smart city innovation programmes globally. Solutions will be tested to […]

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European Commission to Invest €30 Billion in Research and Innovation Over Next 3 Years

    European Commission to Invest €30 Billion in Research and Innovation Over Next 3 Years

The European Commission has announced how it will spend €30 billion of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 during 2018-2020, including €2.7 billion to kick-start a European Innovation Council. Horizon 2020, the EU’s €77 billion research and innovation funding programme, supports scientific excellence in Europe and has contributed to high-profile scientific breakthroughs […]

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Novi Launches New ‘AirGap’ Data-recovery Service Following €120,000 Investment

    Novi Launches New ‘AirGap’ Data-recovery Service Following €120,000 Investment

Novi, the proactive managed service provider, has launched its new off-site data recovery service called AirGap following a €120,000 investment. The service will enable Novi’s customers to safeguard their data, providing them with business continuity back-up and ensuring against data compromise or loss. The investment includes development of new infrastructure and enhanced security.
Novi provides flexible […]

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Tractor Safe Lock wins at National Ploughing Championships 2017

    Tractor Safe Lock wins at National Ploughing Championships 2017

Tractor Safe Lock, a device that automatically engages the handbrake in a tractor when the operator leaves the seat, has been awarded the Innovation Arena’s People’s Choice Award in association with Enterprise Ireland, the National Ploughing Association and the Irish Farmers Journal.
The Co. Kerry based company, founded by student Jack Nagle (16) is one of […]

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National Women’s Enterprise Day 2017 to take place on 12th October

    National Women’s Enterprise Day 2017 to take place on 12th October

An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald has launched the biggest-ever programme of events to mark National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED), which is being organised by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) on Thursday, 12 October 2017.
All 31 LEOs, which jointly supported over 14,000 female entrepreneurs in 2016, are behind the initiative. […]

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Applications open for Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships 2017

    Applications open for Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships 2017

Applications for the National Ploughing Championships Innovation Arena and Awards, in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Farmers Journal, are now being accepted with the deadline extended to the 15 July 2017. Irish agri companies are invited to apply to showcase their products and innovations at the heart of the NPA Innovation Arena at […]

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Success of Horizon 2020 showcased in Brussels

    Success of Horizon 2020 showcased in Brussels

Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland, on behalf of Ireland’s national support team for Horizon 2020, hosted a breakfast meeting this week for Irish research leaders in Brussels ahead of the European Commission’s conference “Research & Innovation – shaping our future”.
This event was an opportunity to highlight the success to-date of Ireland’s participation by researchers […]

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12 of 38 Fulbright Awards go to UCD students, scholars and professionals

    12 of 38 Fulbright Awards go to UCD students, scholars and professionals

‌The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD has announced 38 new Fulbright Irish Awardees for 2017-2018. Twelve of these awards go to students, scholars and professionals from University College Dublin (UCD).
Jointly funded by the Irish and US governments under the Ireland-United States Commission for Educational Exchange, the Fulbright Awards provide Irish and […]

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GMIT to double its Innovation Hub space

    GMIT to double its Innovation Hub space

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is set to double the size of its Innovation Hub (iHub) building at the Galway campus following €5 million funding approval from Enterprise Ireland. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’ Connor announced the funding details during a visit to GMIT today (Thursday 18 May), welcomed by GMIT […]

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Final call for entries to €280,000 Seedcorn investor readiness competition

    Final call for entries to €280,000 Seedcorn investor readiness competition

InterTradeIreland is calling all start-ups and early stage companies across the island to enter the Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition before the deadline on 26 May 2017. In addition to being in with the chance to win a share of the €280,000 total cash prize fund with no equity stake taken, shortlisted firms will also benefit […]

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Diaceutics signs multi-million-euro partnership with BioReference Laboratories

    Diaceutics signs multi-million-euro partnership with BioReference Laboratories

Irish data insights and solutions company Diaceutics has announced a five-year multi-million-euro partnership with US-based BioReference Laboratories. The partnership will see Diaceutics acquire real-time testing data from BioReference, allowing it to help pharmaceutical companies achieve faster rollouts of new drugs through better understanding of the US diagnostics market.
Through its partnership with BioReference, which works with […]

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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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Cope Foundation urges Cork firms to participate in ‘Job Shadow Day Initiative 2017’

    Cope Foundation urges Cork firms to participate in ‘Job Shadow Day Initiative 2017’

On Wednesday, 26th April 2017 Cope Foundation, an organisation providing support and services to 2,350 people with intellectual disability and/or autism in 65 locations across Cork City and County, will participate in and launch the ‘Job Shadow Day Initiative 2017’ as part of the National Job Shadow Week, in conjunction with the Irish Association Of […]

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Minister Breen leads 25 companies on trade visit to Antwerp

    Minister Breen leads 25 companies on trade visit to Antwerp

Pat Breen, Minister for Employment and Small Business is leading an Enterprise Ireland trade visit to Antwerp in Belgium. The aim of the trade visit is to promote Ireland’s extensive experience and capability within the high-tech construction and engineering sectors. The programme provides four key networking opportunities for the 25 participating Irish companies to make […]

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Irish company wins big at Red Dot International Design Awards

    Irish company wins big at Red Dot International Design Awards

Dolmen, a product design and innovation consultancy, beat 5,500 product design entries from 54 countries across the world this year to win an unprecedented five awards at the Red Dot International Design Awards.
The Red Dot International Design Awards have existed since 1954 and its awards, the ‘Red Dot’, is an international recognised quality seal of […]

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DCU Showcase gives companies opportunities to engage with research experts

    DCU Showcase gives companies opportunities to engage with research experts

For companies interested in innovation through R&D, the DCU Business Matchmaker and Research Showcase 2017 gives firms the opportunity to meet face-to-face with experts who are actively engaged in research that has applications across many industry sectors. The event, being held on the 11th of May in The Helix, DCU gives companies the chance to […]

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InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition launches for 2017

    InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition launches for 2017

Early and new start companies across Ireland are being encouraged to enter the 15th annual Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition to be in with a chance of competing for a no-equity total cash prize fund of €280,000. At a time where it is competitive to get seed funding, the competition is a great avenue for ambitious […]

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Cork County Council & Cork Smart Gateway launch Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Challenge

    Cork County Council & Cork Smart Gateway launch Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Challenge

Cork County Council together with the Cork Smart Gateway initiative and the Age Friendly Alliance have launched the €80k Small Business Research and Innovation (SBIR) Challenge with Enterprise Ireland.
Through this challenge call, Cork County Council wants to explore low cost, innovative and accessible solutions that will help all of its older citizens to maintain a […]

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Cork start-up programme IGNITE to double capacity

    Cork start-up programme IGNITE to double capacity

Cork start-up programme IGNITE has officially announced it is to double capacity. Speaking this week in UCC’s Western Gateway Building at the IGNITE Open Evening for prospective applicants to the IGNITE 2017/18 programme, IGNITE Director, Eamon Curtin said: “This is an exciting time for IGNITE.  Based on our track record of start-up success we can […]

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60 new jobs announced for Cork region

    60 new jobs announced for Cork region

Enterprise Ireland has announced the creation of 60 new jobs for the Cork region through six of its client companies – Aventamed based in the Rubicon Centre, Cork; Coolmore Foods based in Bandon; EviView based in South Mall, Cork; Intelligent Implants based in central Cork; Rinocloud based in central Cork and Velona Systems based on […]

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Asavie opens new HQ in Kuala Lumpur

    Asavie opens new HQ in Kuala Lumpur

Irish IoT platform provider Asavie has announced the opening of a new regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the establishment of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in APAC. The new hub will provide enhanced coverage and increased diversity options to customers in the region. Asavie also announced the appointment of Paul Rogers as Vice President […]

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Robots could affect 30% of UK jobs, says PwC

    Robots could affect 30% of UK jobs, says PwC

According to a study by PwC, robotics and artificial intelligence could affect almost a third of UK jobs by the 2030s. However, the report also predicted that the nature of some occupations would change rather than disappear and that automation could create more wealth and additional jobs elsewhere in the economy.
Jobs in manufacturing and retail […]

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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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Reluctance among asset management sector to adapt to technological advances

    Reluctance among asset management sector to adapt to technological advances

A new study from PwC has reported that Brexit and digital technology will reshape the asset and wealth management industry, although only 10% are investing in digital. Among global companies in Ireland, the value of the asset and wealth management industry is about to hit a high of $5 trillion. Despite this, only a few […]

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Dublin City Council announces €100k of innovation procurement funding to increase cycling in city

    Dublin City Council announces €100k of innovation procurement funding to increase cycling in city

Four companies have been each awarded €25,000 Phase 2 funding to develop smart technology solutions to help increase bicycle usage, to gather better data to understand cyclist behaviour and also help deter bicycle theft.
In 2016, Phase 1 of the Smart Dublin Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competition saw five small businesses receive €12,500 in funding […]

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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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Enterprise Ireland brings 11 client companies to Texas event

    Enterprise Ireland brings 11 client companies to Texas event

Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen is leading a 4-day Enterprise Ireland trade visit to the USA. The highlight of the trade visit is the Enterprise Ireland exhibition stand at South by Southwest (SXSW), a world-famous digital technology conference, trade show and festival combination where emerging technologies, original music and independent films converge.
Commenting […]

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Apple Pay mobile payment service launches in Ireland

    Apple Pay mobile payment service launches in Ireland

Apple Pay allows people using certain Apple mobile devices to pay for goods and services in thousands of retail outlets around the country where contactless payments are accepted. They will also be able to use the system to pay for purchases on participating apps and websites. The Apple Pay Irish launch comes two-and-a-half years after […]

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Windows loses ground as Android OS battles for top spot

    Windows loses ground as Android OS battles for top spot

Windows might be the leading operating system around the world thanks to its presence on desktop PCs and laptops but it is increasingly being overshadowed by Google’s mobile OS. New data from webs analytics firm StatCounter shows Android’s global market share hit 37.4% last month, just behind Windows on 38.6%.
Launched in September 2008, Android now […]

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