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Johnson & Johnson buys Neuravi in multimillion euro deal

    Johnson & Johnson buys Neuravi in multimillion euro deal

Galway medtech company Neuravi has been taken over by US life sciences giant Johnson & Johnson Codman Neuro business in a deal that gives J&J access to the fast-growing strokecare market. DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company, an affiliate of Codman Neuro, is the acquiring entity. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 2009, Neuravi […]

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Mobile Technologies to Create 150 Jobs in Drogheda

    Mobile Technologies to Create 150 Jobs in Drogheda

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor announced on Wednesday that Mobile Technologies Inc. (MTI) is to hire 150 people in its newly established European Contact Centre Headquarters in Drogheda over the next three years. Recruitment is already under way for a variety of technology based roles.
Mobile Technologies Inc. CEO Chris Remy said: […]

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Curtiss-Wright Awarded €4.5 Million European Space Agency Contract

    Curtiss-Wright Awarded €4.5 Million European Space Agency Contract

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced on Wednesday that its Ireland-based facility has been selected by the prime contractor on the Vega-C Launcher System and GPM Development and Qualification Program for the European Space Agency (ESA), to provide a COTS-based telemetry data system for the new launcher.
At €4.5 million, this is the largest ESA related contract […]

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Government Invested €761 Million in Research & Development in 2016

    Government Invested €761 Million in Research & Development in 2016

The latest report on Government investment in research and development (R&D),  published by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on Thursday, shows that the Irish government allocated €761 Million for R&D in 2016.
Survey data in ‘The Research and Development Budget 2015-16’ publication is compiled from a comprehensive survey of all Government Departments / Agencies and […]

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€34.5 Million in Funding Announced for the Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative

    €34.5 Million in Funding Announced for the Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative

Enterprise Ireland reported on Tuesday that the third phase of its Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative (TTSI), which serves to bolster the capability within the knowledge transfer system in Ireland, will see €34.5m invested over five years to further embed the transfer of knowledge from within the public research system to industry in Ireland and vice […]

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Aerie Pharmaceuticals to Establish Athlone Manufacturing Plant

    Aerie Pharmaceuticals to Establish Athlone Manufacturing Plant

Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced on Monday that they have entered into a lease agreement with IDA Ireland to establish a new manufacturing plant in the recently-constructed 2,650 square meter IDA Advanced Technology Building in Athlone, Ireland.
Aerie has commenced equipment ordering and will begin internal construction immediately. Estimated project-wide construction and equipment costs are expected to […]

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SEAI Doubles Sustainable Energy Research Fund to €2 Million in 2017

    SEAI Doubles Sustainable Energy Research Fund to €2 Million in 2017

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) announced on Thursday a doubling of its Energy Research, Development and Demonstration fund for next year to €2 million. The fund is open to Irish researchers in industry and academia to support sustainable energy research. Priority areas include energy efficiency, citizen engagement and energy storage with the programme […]

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Medicine Research Network Launched at UCC

    Medicine Research Network Launched at UCC

The UCC School of Pharmacy-led PEARRL (Pharmaceutical Education and Research with Regulatory Links) Network officially launched this week. The network, funded by Horizon 2020 and Marie Sklodowska-Curie innovation programme, aims to achieve earlier patient access to new medicines, has been launched.
The PEARRL project brings together 18 leading European institutions, including Pharma industry, academia and regulatory […]

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Genetics Food Tracing Company Expands in Dublin

    Genetics Food Tracing Company Expands in Dublin

Genetics company IdentiGEN announced on Friday, November 25, that 20 graduate and post-graduate jobs will be created as the company expands its headquarters in Dublin.  IdentiGEN intends to hire data scientists and biotechnologists to work on DNA testing of meat and seafood products at the company’s headquarters in Dublin.
IdentiGEN provides traceability of meat and seafood […]

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Valitacell win InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition

    Valitacell win InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition

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

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India Trade Mission Sees Partnerships Signed

    India Trade Mission Sees Partnerships Signed

Enterprise Ireland’s Trade Mission to India, led by the Minister of State for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen, concluded on Sunday, 20th November 2016, having seen multiple partnerships signed between Irish and indian companies. Thirteen Irish companies traveled on the mission to the cities of Mumbai, Bengaluru and New Delhi.
During the mission, Dublin company […]

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Record Number of Collaborative Agreements Signed Between Industry and Researchers in 2015

    Record Number of Collaborative Agreements Signed Between Industry and Researchers in 2015

Research by Knowledge Transfer Ireland found that 748 collaborative new research agreements between research performing organisations and industry were signed in 2015, a record number, according to a November 18 report by Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. This was an increase of 16% over 2014.
Results of the Annual Knowledge Transfer Survey, which tracks activity […]

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CoderDojo Hosts Coolest Projects Awards at the RDS

This past weekend, the RDChosted the fifth CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards.

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EUREKA! The big bang query

Comedy and Science collide as host Neil Delamere puts Team Captains, PJ Gallagher and Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shuilleabháin and their teams of comedians and science personalities through their paces in this brand new science comedy quiz.
Our tenacious panel attempt to answer some of humanity’s most pressing questions like:
Is it possible to have sex in space?
What […]

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AMBER researcher awarded €2.5m grant

Professor Nicolosi has been awarded €2.5million ERC Consolidator Grant to create an innovative new type of energy storage device
An AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland funded materials science centre, researcher, Prof. Valeria Nicolosi, has been announced as a recipient of the European Research Council’s (ERC) Consolidator Grants. The ‘ERC Consolidator Grant’ is one of the most sought-after […]

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€50m expansion of ADAPT research centre

Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Mr Damien English TD
The Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre, ADAPT, was launched by Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD. ADAPT will focus on developing next generation digital content technologies that aim to enhance people’s lives by helping to analyse, personalise and deliver digital content more effectively […]

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Scientific sector to benefit from €28m funding

The Minister for Jobs, Richard Burton, TD together with the Minister for Research, Innovation and Skills, Damien English, TD today announced details of a €28 million investment in research equipment and facilities through Science Foundation Ireland. A total of 21 exemplary research projects will be supported in sectors including applied geo-sciences, pharmaceutical manufacturing, bio-banking, marine […]

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AMBER appoints new director – Professor Michael Morris

AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland funded materials science centre based at Trinity College Dublin, has announced the appointment of Professor Michael Morris as Director of the organisation. Professor Morris, a native of Liverpool, UK, has been in position since October.
A leading academic and industry scientist for thirty years, Professor Morris is also founder of Glantreo, […]

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Six ERC awards won by researchers in Ireland

    Six ERC awards won by researchers in Ireland

The Irish Research Council and Science Foundation Ireland jointly announce another solid performance for Ireland in 2015 in relation to Starting Grants from the prestigious European Research Council (ERC).
Six Irish researchers have recently received notification of awards from the ERC, representing a combined investment of almost €9 million. The funding has been awarded to researchers in five institutions: Dublin Institute of […]

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New €26m geoscience research centre iCRAG at UCD

    New €26m geoscience research centre iCRAG at UCD

A new €26 million world class geoscience research centre iCRAG has been opened at University College Dublin  to focus on the discovery, de-risking and sourcing of raw materials.
Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD officially launched the newly established Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre, iCRAG today. The Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences […]

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Lero software research centre to expand with €46.4 million investment

    Lero software research centre to expand with €46.4 million investment

Ms Jan O’Sullivan TD, Minister for Education and Skills, formally launched an expanded Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Irish Software Research Centre, based in the University of Limerick in a €46.4 million investment over six years. The development means that 90 PhD and 46 postdoctoral research positions will be created over the next six years.
€32.6m of […]

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First ever female recipients of the Researcher of the Year accolade at the SFI Science Summit

Professor Geraldine Boylan and Professor Louise Kenny have been announced as the Science Foundation Ireland Joint Researchers of the Year 2015.
Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD made the announcement at the SFI Science Summit, to an audience of 300 researchers in attendance.
Professor Geraldine Boylan and Professor Louise Kenny the joint Directors of […]

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Cork Science Festival is designing the future for budding scientists and engineers

Cork Science Festival 2015 takes place from 9- 20 November
Now in its 11th year, Cork Science Festival 2015, features a line-up of events in schools across Cork City and County and open days at City Hall from 9-20 November.
This year’s theme ‘Design Your Future’ encourages children of all ages to be inspired and get involved […]

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MedinIreland 2015 highlights- Ireland’s medtech evolution

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, Eadaoin Ledwidge, Connexicon Medical and 5 year old Tara Burns helping to demonstrate Connexicon’s topical Tissue Adhesive with Terence O’Rourke, Chairman, Enterprise Ireland and Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland
The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, today opened Enterprise Ireland’s showcase for medical device and diagnostic products, MedinIreland 2015. The biennial event, being […]

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Science programmes accompany new Amgen facility

    Science programmes accompany new Amgen facility

Biotechnology company Amgen, which yesterday unveiled its €260m facility in Dún Laoghaire, has launched two science education courses aimed at reaching more than 53,000 students and hundreds of teachers.
Amgen and its philanthropic arm announced Amgen Teach and Amgen Biotech Experience, which aim to equip secondary school teachers with the skills to increase students’ literacy and […]

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