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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. The revised MOU between the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China replaces the 2012 MOU to promote science, technology and co-operation. It […]

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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 first introduced last year, is the first of its kind on the island of Ireland in celebrating and promoting the best of the Irish food and drink manufacturing industry and the people behind the products.
The […]

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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 at Grange Castle in Dublin. Takeda has created this high containment, state-of-the-art production facility dedicated to the manufacturing of their oncology treatment.
Construction of the plant began in June 2017 and was managed by Project Management […]

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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 launch of Pillar 1 of the new whole-of-Government plan, Future Jobs Ireland, which focuses on positioning Ireland as a leader in innovation and technology adoption. The Government also announced that another €100 million was being […]

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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) to accelerate a business idea which harnesses technology innovation. Amongst the winners are Irishwomen Mary Murphy (pictured extreme right), who hails from Mayo, and Rachel Clancy (pictured extreme left), originally from Limerick.
Mary, the youngest Sky Women […]

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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 km from Bangalore, will serve Kerry Taste & Nutrition’s global and regional customers in the South West Asia region, with Kerry Taste and Beverage systems for the fast-growing retail and foodservice markets.
This is Kerry Group’s […]

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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 of Network Edge services, a new product innovation enabling companies to modernise networks virtually, within minutes, by deploying network functions virtualisation (NFV) from multiple vendors to connect their digital supply chains at Equinix.
Designed to accelerate digital transformation […]

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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 National Competition saw colleges from 10 HEI’s across the country compete for the title where the winning team was closely followed by Enactus UL and semi-finalists Enactus NUIG and Enactus DCU.
Enactus TCD, supported by Aer Lingus, […]

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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 with seven (7) early-stage ventures and a total of 18 team members. The entrepreneurship programme, now in its 5th year, has been developed by NovaUCD, the UCD Innovation Academy and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, as […]

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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 to grow its business. The company is reaping the benefits of a £1.4 million capital investment which included a new bespoke manufacturing facility. The facility, built in 2018, has allowed the company to develop and […]

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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 year’s SEAI Energy Awards. Now in their 16th year, the SEAI Energy Awards recognise and reward excellence in sustainable energy. Businesses, public bodies and communities who are using smart energy solutions and practices are encouraged to […]

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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 straight into the compost bin without washing. They are the first restaurant chain in Europe to make this move and replace their packaging with a more environmentally friendly, 100% compostable solution. The innovation will reduce […]

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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. Known as Belfast Coin, it is designed to empower residents, local businesses, city authorities and partners, bringing them together to help Belfast develop and thrive. In particular, Belfast Coin will be deployed to boost the city economy […]

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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 food and drink sector in Ireland, are now open for entries.
The prestigious awards programme, which was first introduced last year, is the first of its kind on the island of Ireland in celebrating the food […]

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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. The service will show Irish businesses how to leverage and implement Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Drawing on the expertise and experience of the wider AI Collective – a global hub of thought leaders and more than 100 data scientists […]

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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 capital investment programme for 2019 to facilitate the continued expansion of the company’s state-of-the art laboratories and manufacturing campuses at Westport in County Mayo and Clonshaugh in north Dublin. The Westport facility has created 63 […]

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Call Open For Start-ups to Join Latest NDRC at ArcLabs Accelerator Programme

    Call Open For Start-ups to Join Latest NDRC at ArcLabs Accelerator Programme

NDRC at ArcLabs is once again on the lookout for start-ups to join the South East accelerator programme. Applications are open until 30 June 2019, with NDRC at ArcLabs’ second accelerator beginning in August this year.
Following the success of the first NDRC at ArcLabs programme, which ran during 2018, as well as three other regional […]

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TechConnect Live – Ireland’s Largest Technology Event – May 30th, RDS, Dublin

    TechConnect Live – Ireland’s Largest Technology Event – May 30th, RDS, Dublin

TechConnect Live, which is Ireland’s largest annual business and technology exhibition for Micro, SME and Enterprise level companies, is being held on Thursday, May 30th at the RDS in Dublin. With its comprehensive programme of free workshops and key note speakers combined with a vast array of exhibitors displaying the latest technological solutions available, TechConnect Live […]

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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 reduce waste. It will fund innovators to develop and demonstrate business-ready solutions in the circular economy for consumers and for commercial clients. This funding call is a key part of Ireland’s National Waste Prevention Programme which […]

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Beotanics Builds New €1 Million R&D Centre

    Beotanics Builds New €1 Million R&D Centre

Crop producer Beotanics is investing €1 million in a new research and development centre at its offices in Stoneyford, County Kilkenny. The firm has a focus on niche crops such as sweet potato, yacon and wasabi.
Pat and Noirín FitzGerald set up parent company FitzGerald Nurseries in 1990 to supply ornamental shrubs, and then established Beotanics Plant Lab to research and […]

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150 New Jobs For Galway

    150 New Jobs For Galway

Rent the Runway, Inc., the company that created the world’s first living, sustainable closet by enabling women to rent versus buy their clothing, has selected Galway for its first-ever international technology office. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Recognising Ireland’s significant technology talent, Rent the Runway aims to hire 150 engineers […]

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LogMeIn to Create 200 Jobs in Dublin With New Office Expansion in Grand Canal Dock

    LogMeIn to Create 200 Jobs in Dublin With New Office Expansion in Grand Canal Dock

LogMeIn Inc, a leading provider of cloud-based connectivity and recognized as one of the world’s 10 largest public Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, has officially opened its new international headquarters in the Reflector Building, Grand Canal Dock. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
A market leader in unified communications and […]

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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 seed financing round. The round was led by the HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network) MedTech and Irrus Syndicates, alongside Atlantic Bridge University Fund, Enterprise Ireland, SOSV and a group of cardiologists who see the treatment’s […]

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National IP Protocol 2019 to Drive Commercialisation of Irish Research and Boost Economic Growth

    National IP Protocol 2019 to Drive Commercialisation of Irish Research and Boost Economic Growth

The Government has launched the National IP Protocol 2019. The Protocol, which is in its third edition, is produced and managed by Knowledge Transfer Ireland on behalf of the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation. It provides a practical, best practice framework for businesses, from start-ups and SMEs to large multi-nationals and entrepreneurs to access and […]

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Closing the Loop – European Commission Reports on Circular Economy Action Plan

    Closing the Loop – European Commission Reports on Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Commission has published a comprehensive report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan it adopted in December 2015. The report presents the main results of implementing the action plan and sketches out open challenges to paving the way towards a climate-neutral, competitive circular economy where pressure on natural and freshwater resources as well […]

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Kerry Group Benefits From Unique Business Model

    Kerry Group Benefits From Unique Business Model

Kerry Group, the global taste, nutrition and consumer foods business, has reported a 3.1% increase in revenue to €6.6 billion for the year ended 31 December 2018, reflecting strong volume growth and contribution from acquisitions, partially offset by adverse currency movements. Business volumes grew by 3.5% and pricing decreased by 0.5% against a backdrop of […]

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EDGE Innovate Invests £8 Million in New Plant and New People

    EDGE Innovate Invests £8 Million in New Plant and New People

Dungannon-based EDGE Innovate is implementing a four year expansion programme focused on innovation, employment, skills development and export growth. The company is investing nearly £8 million in the business including an expansion of its production and office facilities and the construction of a new 37,500 sq ft factory. The investment also includes the creation of 80 […]

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The Robot Exchange Chooses Lisburn For New R&D Hub

    The Robot Exchange Chooses Lisburn For New R&D Hub

The Robot Exchange, specialists in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions (facilitating the automation of repetitive tasks), is investing in a research and development project that will deliver innovation in the areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
The company, founded just over a year ago, is headquartered in Nottingham but is setting up a research and […]

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Coca-Cola and Enterprise Ireland Celebrate Graduates of 2018 Thrive Project

    Coca-Cola and Enterprise Ireland Celebrate Graduates of 2018 Thrive Project

Coca-Cola and Enterprise Ireland recently celebrated the graduation of the third cohort of the Thrive Project. The eight ambitious Irish companies were honoured for completing the six-month leadership programme, an initiative developed by Cola-Cola and Enterprise Ireland, in academic partnership with Dublin City University (DCU) to inspire and nurture the next generation of innovative food […]

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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 Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, has announced that agritech company, Hexafly, has secured a total of €2.2 million after closing a recent round of €1.1 million. 
The total investment includes €900,000 in angel funding, with Enterprise Ireland, […]

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Mintel Delivers Ground-breaking Patent Analysis Through New Partnership

    Mintel Delivers Ground-breaking Patent Analysis Through New Partnership

Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, now has access to the most advanced patent analysis available in the food & drink and beauty & personal care industries, through its new partnership with Cipher.
As the world’s most sophisticated patent analysis system, Cipher harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse patents globally. The partnership will provide Mintel’s […]

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Realtime Technologies Awarded €3.4 Million Contract by German Space Company OHB System

    Realtime Technologies Awarded €3.4 Million Contract by German Space Company OHB System

Realtime Technologies has announced that its Réaltra Space Systems Engineering Division has been awarded a €3.4 million contract from German space company OHB System to design, develop and deliver the PayLoad Interface Unit (PLIU) for the European Space Agency (ESA) PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) mission that will be launched in 2026.
The PayLoad […]

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Irish Manufacturing Renaissance in Peril

    Irish Manufacturing Renaissance in Peril

“Manufacturing is incredibly important to our economy and we are going through a ‘Renaissance’. Our economy has been performing strongly and manufacturing is at the centre,” said Fergal O’Brien (pictured), Director of Policy and Chief Economist, IBEC, when addressing the recent National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference at Citywest Hotel in Dublin.
“Ireland is one of […]

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Ireland’s Ocean Energy Test Facility Opens

    Ireland’s Ocean Energy Test Facility Opens

Lir, Ireland’s ocean energy test facility, has been officially opened in Ringaskiddy, County Cork by Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, TD. Located in the €20 million UCC Environmental Research Institute (ERI) Beaufort building, Lir – the National Ocean Test Facility – provides world-class laboratory testing for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy devices. The […]

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Ulster Bank Introduces ClearSpend – A Market-first Free Mobile App

    Ulster Bank Introduces ClearSpend – A Market-first Free Mobile App

Ulster Bank has introduced the innovative ClearSpend mobile app to its Irish business customers, becoming the first bank in Ireland to put real time, company budget control in customers’ pockets. The free app was developed in partnership with Silicon Valley start-up SpendLabs.
The first of its kind, ClearSpend allows businesses to set budgets at company, business […]

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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 Chain Services (SCS) organisation has secured funding for its ground-breaking “Blockchain in the Technology Product Supply Chain” project. Announced as one of 27 projects to be funded as part of the Irish Government’s €75 million […]

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EU Companies Increase Research Investments in Global Technological Race

    EU Companies Increase Research Investments in Global Technological Race

Companies in the European Union have increased their investment in research and development (R&D) for the eighth consecutive year, according to the new 2018 Industrial R&D Scoreboard published by the Commission. The findings show that EU companies’ 2017 R&D investments grew by 5.5% as compared to the previous year. In a telling sign of an […]

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TriMedika Secures Four Export Contracts

    TriMedika Secures Four Export Contracts

TriMedika has secured four new orders of its innovative non-contact thermometer at Medica 2018, the world’s leading trade fair for the medical industry. The deals in Switzerland, Germany and Austria are the latest for this growing Belfast-based medical devices business.
Co-founders Julie Brien, COO, and Dr Roisin Molloy, CEO, have been working closely with Invest Northern […]

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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 and the HSE through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) initiative. The health and wellness challenges aim to harness innovation and technology to help diabetes patients avoid the development of typical complications associated with the […]

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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 first tranche of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund. They include a scheme to help communities generate their own electricity, new treatments for sepsis, a support system for coastal flooding and advanced 3D printing of medical […]

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Pioneering Proteomics Researcher and Entrepreneur Receives the NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award

    Pioneering Proteomics Researcher and Entrepreneur Receives the NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award

The NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award has been presented to University College Dublin’s (UCD) Professor Stephen Pennington (pictured), a global leader in proteomics (the study of proteins) research and innovation. The Award was presented to him in recognition of his commitment and success in protein biomarker research, undertaken during the last 15-years at the UCD School […]

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94% of CIOs Dedicating Up to Half Their Time on Innovation

    94% of CIOs Dedicating Up to Half Their Time on Innovation

Logicalis Ireland, the IT solutions and managed services provider, has announced the results of a survey which shows that 94% of CIOs spend between 10% and 50% of their time on innovation and other related activities. The research, conducted in October and involving 840 IT leaders from Ireland and across the globe, reveals that there has […]

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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 call to support regional projects, delivered for the Government through Enterprise Ireland. Twenty-one successful applicants representing all regions of the country have secured just over €29 million for their projects in the second call for proposals […]

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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 to double the company’s current Ireland workforce. With support by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, Accela plans to onboard nearly 30 staff to grow its world-class research and development team focused on modernizing government […]

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IGD Predicts Five Trends Set to Shape Retail in 2019

    IGD Predicts Five Trends Set to Shape Retail in 2019

Innovative advances in technology, coupled with seamless in-store shopping experiences, are among the IGD’s top predictions for 2019’s global retail trends:

Data, and particularly customer data, will offer more personalised shopping
Sustainability concerns will change the way retailers do business
Stores will offer more seamless shopping experiences
Healthy eating and wellness will grow in popularity
Shopping opportunities will increasingly be […]

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New Venture Developing a Liquid-based 3D Bioprinting Technology Wins UCD’s 2018 Start-up of the Year Award

    New Venture Developing a Liquid-based 3D Bioprinting Technology Wins UCD’s 2018 Start-up of the Year Award

Naiad, an emerging life sciences venture, has won University College Dublin’s (UCD) 2018 Start-Up of the Year Award. Naiad won the Award, and a €32,000 prize fund, after being declared overall winner of the 2018 UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme.
Naiad is developing a novel liquid-based 3D bioprinting technology that helps researchers fabricate highly-reproducible 3D tissue models […]

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Launch of the Inaugural Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

    Launch of the Inaugural Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

Manufacturing excellence, teamwork and professionalism are set to be celebrated and acknowledged at the upcoming IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019. The event, which was officially launched in Dublin recently, will showcase exceptional achievement, teamwork and innovation in Irish manufacturing industry. Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) is an independent not-for-profit Research Organisation, funded under the Enterprise […]

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ApisProtect Receives €1.5 Million Investment Boost

    ApisProtect Receives €1.5 Million Investment Boost

ApisProtect, an Irish agtech innovator using the Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor honey bee colonies, has announced the close of a €1.5 million seed round of financing led by top-tier international venture capital investors Finistere Ventures and Atlantic Bridge Capital. Radicle Growth, the Yield Lab and Enterprise Ireland also participated in the investment round.
ApisProtect will use the investment to aggressively accelerate international expansion, opening […]

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Inclusive and Sustainable Responsible Research & Innovation

    Inclusive and Sustainable Responsible Research & Innovation

More citizens are involved in science through public engagement. Natural scientists and social scientists have formed collaborations. Users are leading innovation. Open access trends are changing the publishing system. Gender equality has gained political momentum. Together, these efforts form a European-wide approach called Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). It implies that all of society (researchers, […]

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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) have signed an agreement to double the size of the existing European Angels Fund Ireland (EAF Ireland) to €40 million. The European Angels Fund Ireland co-invests alongside approved Business Angels in Irish-based internationally trading SMEs and […]

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Talent Garden Opens Digital Innovation School

    Talent Garden Opens Digital Innovation School

Talent Garden, Europe’s largest digital innovation and co-working hub operator, has opened its Dublin Innovation School with details of two significant Masterclass events taking place this month. The company’s highly regarded digital skills boot camp model has a proven track record in up-skilling entrepreneurs and assisting corporates on their digital transformation journeys across Europe. The […]

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Irish Business Leaders Struggling to Balance Demands of Employees, Customers and Citizens

    Irish Business Leaders Struggling to Balance Demands of Employees, Customers and Citizens

Irish business leaders are struggling to cope with the demands of the three groups they need to serve in order to thrive: employees, customers and the wider society. The majority of Irish organizations (60 percent) currently prioritize the needs of their customers over those of employees (51 percent) and society as a whole (28 percent), […]

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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 of a €100 million long-term European Investment Bank (EIB) loan for four capital developments across the campus.
This will include the flagship E3-Engineering, Environment and Emerging Technologies initiative at Trinity. Central to the vision of E3 […]

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Research and Innovation Critical to Business Success Post Brexit

    Research and Innovation Critical to Business Success Post Brexit

The Managing Director of the Industry Research and Development Group (IRDG) says increased investment in research and innovation by both the business sector and the State is critical in order for Irish businesses to survive the hard hitting impact of Brexit. Denis Hayes says despite budget 2019 proposals State expenditure on research and innovation will […]

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Government Investment in Research & Development Amounts to Over €750 Million in 2018

    Government Investment in Research & Development Amounts to Over €750 Million in 2018

The latest figures on Government investment in research and development (R&D), published by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, show that over €750 million is estimated to have been invested in R&D in 2018. The data in The Research and Development Budget 2017-2018 publication is compiled from a comprehensive survey of thirty Government Departments […]

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Smart Dublin in Partnership With Enterprise Ireland Award 21 New Innovation Contracts

    Smart Dublin in Partnership With Enterprise Ireland Award 21 New Innovation Contracts

Approximately €700,000 is to be awarded to companies under Enterprise Ireland’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) initiative which will enable them explore innovative solutions to address challenges faced by Local Authorities. 21 companies have been awarded Phase One funding to progress the feasibility of their solutions. Phase One funding will allow each recipient to carry […]

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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 allocation is €79.2m above the 2018 allocation of €871m for the Department and includes a record Capital budget increase of €65m (+11.7%) on the existing ceiling of €555m and an additional €14.2m (+4.5%) in Current funding.
Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys […]

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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 on an upward trajectory since founding in 2014, with 2018 their busiest year yet.
Over the past four years the innovative Irish medtech company has experienced comprehensive market penetration within Ireland, witnessing in excess of 100% […]

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