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Top Emerging Workplace Innovation Trends For 2020

    Top Emerging Workplace Innovation Trends For 2020

Rahi Systems, a leading IT Infrastructure Provider based in County Limerick, has revealed the top digitalisation trends that will reshape the millennial workplace of the future in 2020.  Workplace evolution

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Angoka Chooses Northern Ireland For Headquarters With New Cybersecurity Development Centre

    Angoka Chooses Northern Ireland For Headquarters With New Cybersecurity Development Centre

Cybersecurity start-up, Angoka has made Belfast its HQ location of choice with a new Cybersecurity Development Centre. The company manages cybersecurity risks in connected and autonomous vehicles, smart cities and

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2020 and Awards – 29-30th January, Citywest Hotel & Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2020 and Awards – 29-30th January, Citywest Hotel & Exhibition Centre, Dublin

Having set new records in terms of its scale and visitor numbers last year, the 2020 National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition has been extended to a two-day

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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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New €10 Million Investment in Moorepark Technology

    New €10 Million Investment in Moorepark Technology

A new €10 million investment in Moorepark Technology Limited (MTL) has been officially opened in Fermoy, County Cork. The €10 million investment in the new Moorepark Technology Limited Pilot Plant

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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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OSSM Cloud Partners With SmartFreight to Revolutionise the Logistics Landscape

    OSSM Cloud Partners With SmartFreight to Revolutionise the Logistics Landscape

OSSM Cloud Solutions, the Dublin-based Oracle NetSuite solution provider, has partnered with international shipping software company SmartFreight to launch its new SmartFreight NetSuite Connector. The new integrated solution is targeted

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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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70% time savings in system configuration and ordering achievable with the Festo Handling Guide Online

Machine builders, system designers and project engineers can now configure and create new handling system solutions in record time using the Handling Guide Online from industrial automation specialists Festo. The

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The ‘Digital Paradox’ Facing the Media Industry in 2020

    The ‘Digital Paradox’ Facing the Media Industry in 2020

Technology will continue to redefine the media landscape in 2020, creating opportunities and challenges for marketers. As ad spend on social and tech platforms continues to grow; technology innovations will

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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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UCD Wins Two Knowledge Transfer Ireland 2019 Impact Awards

    UCD Wins Two Knowledge Transfer Ireland 2019 Impact Awards

University College Dublin, through NovaUCD, has won two Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) 2019 Impact Awards. The annual KTI Impact Awards, in five categories, recognise significant achievements in knowledge transfer and

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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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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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Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award

    Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award

Auranta, which develops and produces a range of innovative and sustainable animal feed products to boost gut health, immunity and performance in calves, poultry, and pigs, has won a 2019

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Ornua Opens €30 Million State-of-the-art Cheese Facility in Spain

    Ornua Opens €30 Million State-of-the-art Cheese Facility in Spain

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has officially its new €30 million, state-of-the-art cheese production facility at Ávila in Spain. The new facility has been built on the

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Putting the Science into Irish Beer and Spirits With a Brewing and Distilling Degree

    Putting the Science into Irish Beer and Spirits With a Brewing and Distilling Degree

The Irish brewing and distilling industry has undergone a resurgence in recent years as global consumer demand for novel beverages has increased. In response, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) introduced

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OpenSky Launches New Innovation & Research Division With €1 Million Investment

    OpenSky Launches New Innovation & Research Division With €1 Million Investment

OpenSky, Ireland’s leading GovTech transformation specialist which provides automated solutions to public sector bodies, has launched its new Research Projects Division. Headquartered in Naas, Co Kildare, OpenSky plans to invest in

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Two New Equity Funds For Investments in Innovative SMEs

    Two New Equity Funds For Investments in Innovative SMEs

Invest Northern Ireland has launched two new Equity Funds offering investments to innovative high growth potential SMEs. The TechStart II Seed Fund and Crescent Capital IV Development Fund have been

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Europe’s Circular Economy Still in its Infancy

    Europe’s Circular Economy Still in its Infancy

Circular material use can minimise waste and resource extraction, improve resource efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to conserving biodiversity. However, according to a newly published European Environment Agency

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ESB to Roll Out Pilot Projects With Five International Start-ups as Part of Global Energy Programme

    ESB to Roll Out Pilot Projects With Five International Start-ups as Part of Global Energy Programme

ESB is to trial pilot projects with five international energy start-ups, cementing its commitment to delivering value-driven solutions for a low-carbon world. The start-ups – ev.energy (UK), Solandeo (Germany), Akselos

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Simplified Motion Series electric drives from Festo are easy to use – just plug and work

    Simplified Motion Series electric drives from Festo are easy to use – just plug and work

Solving simple motion tasks electrically is now possible with the Simplified Motion Series from Festo. The electric drive series combines

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Leading US Insurance Company to Create Technology and Cybersecurity Innovation Centre in Northern Ireland

    Leading US Insurance Company to Create Technology and Cybersecurity Innovation Centre in Northern Ireland

Aflac Incorporated, a US-based insurance company with business in the United States and Japan, plans to create 150 jobs as

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Finalists Announced For Innovation Awards 2019

    Finalists Announced For Innovation Awards 2019

The search for the most innovative business in Ireland is one step closer following the announcement of the shortlist of

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2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards Open For Entry

    2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards Open For Entry

Established in order to recognise excellence and raise standards across Ireland’s manufacturing industry and its associated supply chains, the 2020

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Invest NI Opens New London Hub

    Invest NI Opens New London Hub

Invest Northern Ireland has opened a new trade, investment and innovation hub in London city to support Northern Ireland businesses

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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

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Silicon Valley Technology Firm to Create 120 Jobs at New Northern Ireland Centre

    Silicon Valley Technology Firm to Create 120 Jobs at New Northern Ireland Centre

Contrast Security, a California based cybersecurity company, is the latest firm to join Northern Ireland’s growing cybersecurity sector, creating up

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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

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Huckletree Announces European FinTech Hub in Dublin 4

    Huckletree Announces European FinTech Hub in Dublin 4

Huckletree, the pan-European co-working space operator and accelerator, has announced it will open Ireland’s first fintech co-working hub in Dublin,

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Health Plan Technology Company Chooses Northern Ireland For New Software Engineering Centre

    Health Plan Technology Company Chooses Northern Ireland For New Software Engineering Centre

American company HighRoads has announced that it is establishing a product development Centre of Excellence in Belfast to support its rapid

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Voxbit Disrupting Telecoms Sector With Innovative Technology

    Voxbit Disrupting Telecoms Sector With Innovative Technology

Belfast company Voxbit has won business in Great Britain worth more than £3.5 million for its innovative new internet-based business

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Veriteer Expands its Irish Team as Business Grows in Europe and the USA

    Veriteer Expands its Irish Team as Business Grows in Europe and the USA

Veriteer, an international customer experience company with headquarters in Holywood, County Down, is expanding its workforce to meet a significant

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Small Irish Snack Manufacturer Secures Major Contract With Tesco

    Small Irish Snack Manufacturer Secures Major Contract With Tesco

Pinkfinch, a County Down-based fruit snacks supplier, has secured a major contract with Tesco Ireland, which will see an estimated

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Dublin Airport Wins International Award For Digital Transformation

    Dublin Airport Wins International Award For Digital Transformation

Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has announced that daa has won a Special Achievement in

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Kinsetsu Develops Innovative Product to Promote Independent Living For Older People

    Kinsetsu Develops Innovative Product to Promote Independent Living For Older People

Belfast-based IT firm Kinsetsu has developed a new product, HomeHug, to allow older people to live independently at home for

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Enet Selected as ‘One to Watch’ by European Business Awards 2019

    Enet Selected as ‘One to Watch’ by European Business Awards 2019

Enet, Ireland’s largest open-access network operator, has been named as ‘One to Watch’ in a list published by the European

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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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Restaurant Management Platform Toast Expands to New Office in Dublin

    Restaurant Management Platform Toast Expands to New Office in Dublin

Toast, the fastest-growing restaurant management platform in the US, has opened its new office in Dublin and officially announced plans to

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Stryker and RCSI Collaborate to Drive Digital Healthcare Innovation

    Stryker and RCSI Collaborate to Drive Digital Healthcare Innovation

Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, has announced the opening of its Digital Platform Services Centre of Excellence

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Signing of the Ireland-China MOU to Promote Science, Technology and Innovation Co-operation

    Signing of the Ireland-China MOU to Promote Science, Technology and Innovation Co-operation

A revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote science, technology and innovation cooperation between Ireland and China has been signed.

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Finalists Announced For 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards

    Finalists Announced For 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards

The finalists have been announced for the 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards. The prestigious awards programme, which was

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Takeda Ireland Opens New Innovative Manufacturing Site in Dublin

    Takeda Ireland Opens New Innovative Manufacturing Site in Dublin

Takeda Ireland, a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd, has officially opened a new cutting-edge manufacturing facility at its site

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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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Two Irish Women Amongst Sky’s New Cohort of Women in Technology Scholars

    Two Irish Women Amongst Sky’s New Cohort of Women in Technology Scholars

Sky has announced its second cohort of Women in Technology Scholars, awarding five talented women a total of £125,000 (€140,000)

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Kerry Group Inaugurates New €20 Million Production Facility in India

    Kerry Group Inaugurates New €20 Million Production Facility in India

Kerry Group has officially opened its new €20 million production facility in Tumkur, India. The new, state-of-the-art 40,585 square metre facility, located 120

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Equinix Unveils Virtual Network Services on Platform Equinix

    Equinix Unveils Virtual Network Services on Platform Equinix

Equinix, Inc, the global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the next phase in the evolution of Platform Equinix® with the unveiling

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Trinity College Dublin Crowned 2019 Enactus Ireland Champions

    Trinity College Dublin Crowned 2019 Enactus Ireland Champions

Enactus TCD were crowned the winners of the Enactus Ireland National Competition which took place recently in Chartered Accountants House, Dublin 2. The Enactus Ireland

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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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Davison Canners Grows into New Markets

    Davison Canners Grows into New Markets

Armagh-based Davison Canners is launching its own brand of hot-eat desserts and puddings – Simply Puddings – as it continues

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Call For Sustainable Energy Leaders to Enter SEAI Energy Awards 2019

    Call For Sustainable Energy Leaders to Enter SEAI Energy Awards 2019

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is looking for leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy to enter this

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Irish Business is First in Europe to Launch Compostable Packaging For Takeaway Food

    Irish Business is First in Europe to Launch Compostable Packaging For Takeaway Food

Healthy Thai delivery chain Camile Thai, have launched their new compostable range of packaging across their restaurants, which can go

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Belfast to Get UK’s First Incentive-based Digital Currency

    Belfast to Get UK’s First Incentive-based Digital Currency

Belfast City Council and Colu, a UK & Israel based tech company, have announced a partnership to launch an innovative city currency.

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2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards Open For Entries

    2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards Open For Entries

The 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards, which recognise the pre-eminent manufacturing and supply chain companies operating across the

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Comtrade Digital Services Launches AI Pop-Up Labs Service in Ireland

    Comtrade Digital Services Launches AI Pop-Up Labs Service in Ireland

Comtrade Digital Services, the leading provider of software engineering services and solutions, has launched its AI Pop-Up Labs in Ireland.

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Allergan Accelerates Expansion in Ireland With €65 Million Investment

    Allergan Accelerates Expansion in Ireland With €65 Million Investment

Global life-science innovation leader, Allergan, which is headquartered in Ireland and operates four facilities here, has announced a €65 million

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