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MessageBird Opens New Office in Dublin

    MessageBird Opens New Office in Dublin

MessageBird, the Amsterdam-based cloud communications platform company, is expanding its European operations with a new office in Dublin. Led by former Salesforce and Oracle executive, Roberto Marzo, the new office will employ up to 50 new positions over the next two years.
Initial hires will focus on sales, customer success and support for MessageBird’s fast-growing European […]

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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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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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ESB Networks Announces Initial Roll Out Locations For Ireland’s Electricity Meter Upgrade Programme

    ESB Networks Announces Initial Roll Out Locations For Ireland’s Electricity Meter Upgrade Programme

ESB Networks has announced the initial locations in 2019 to benefit from the upgrade of Ireland’s electricity meters to modern smart ready technology. The next generation electricity meters are a key part of Ireland’s Climate Action Plan 2019. Similar meters are currently being rolled out across Europe and internationally.
The meter upgrade programme will commence in […]

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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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Dynamic Signal Opens Belfast Office, With 100 New Jobs in Local Technology Centre

    Dynamic Signal Opens Belfast Office, With 100 New Jobs in Local Technology Centre

Dynamic Signal, the leading Employee Communication and Engagement Platform, has expanded operations to Belfast and will create a new technology centre, adding 100 jobs as growth continues. The Silicon Valley-based software firm offers technology that allows companies to communicate with all of their employees, on any device or channel, with relevant, targeted news, information and updates. […]

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Esri Ireland Partners With Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council to Boost Local Tourism

    Esri Ireland Partners With Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council to Boost Local Tourism

Esri Ireland, the market leader in geographic information services, has announced that Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has used its digital mapping software to boost local tourism through a series of interactive online maps. The Council has seen significant tourism growth in the Causeway Coast and Glens region, with 1.1 million overnight visitors adding […]

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Launch of Ireland’s First National Space Strategy For Enterprise 2019-2025

    Launch of Ireland’s First National Space Strategy For Enterprise 2019-2025

The Government has launched Ireland’s first National Space Strategy for Enterprise 2019-2025. The national strategy will provide strategic support to Ireland’s expanding space-active industry and research institutes, which work across a range of technological domains and develop technology with both space and non-space applications.
The development of this strategy is extremely timely as the international space sector […]

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Ireland Improves Performance in European Digitisation Index

    Ireland Improves Performance in European Digitisation Index

The Government has welcomed the news from the European Commission that Ireland has improved its performance in the 2019 EU Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) compared to 2018. Our performance is ahead of the European average in four of the five indicators. Ireland improved its overall ranking by one place, moving from 8th to 7th place in […]

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New Report on Customer Experience Sector in Ireland

    New Report on Customer Experience Sector in Ireland

IDA Ireland has launched a new report detailing the extent to which 5,000 jobs in the Customer Experience (Cx) sector in Ireland will be affected by technological and generational forces over the coming years. The document sets out a vision for Irish operators in the Cx sector that urges them to remain competitive by focusing […]

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Country’s First Master’s in Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technologies) Launched

    Country’s First Master’s in Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technologies) Launched

Ireland’s first ever Master’s in Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technologies) has been launched. The programme has been developed by Skillnet Ireland’s Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet, in collaboration with Dublin City University.
The launch coincided with Blockchain Ireland week, a Government initiative focused on promoting the growth and development of Blockchain technology in the country.
Speaking at the launch, Minister for […]

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Paradyn Launches High-speed Connectivity Service

    Paradyn Launches High-speed Connectivity Service

Paradyn, Ireland’s only end-to-end IT and communications service provider, has launched a new SD-WAN service which is expected to generate €1.5 million in new revenue over the next two years. The software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) service provides businesses the ability to dynamically connect multiple site locations, optimise network performance, and reduce network connectivity costs.
The IDC […]

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Cork Agtech Company Partners With Inmarsat to Save Bees and Increase Global Crop Production

    Cork Agtech Company Partners With Inmarsat to Save Bees and Increase Global Crop Production

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications has announced a new partnership with ApisProtect, an Irish agritech innovator, which deploys the Internet of Things (IoT) technology to monitor the health of honey bees. This collaboration aims to develop a globally scalable IoT solution for connected apiaries, to help stem the significant decline of bee […]

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Irish-UK Trade Relations to the Fore of Manufacturing Solutions Ireland 2019

    Irish-UK Trade Relations to the Fore of Manufacturing Solutions Ireland 2019

Irish-UK trade relations are to the fore of this year’s Manufacturing Solutions Ireland event, as the manufacturing supply chain roadshow and conference, hosted by GTMA* and LIT, has already confirmed more than 100 exhibitors and participants from both sides of the Irish Sea. Now in its third year, the popular event has grown to include […]

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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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Support For Ireland’s Ambition to Increase the Number of Companies Exporting to the Eurozone

    Support For Ireland’s Ambition to Increase the Number of Companies Exporting to the Eurozone

Google has launched a new Grow with Google programme in Ireland which will see the company train more than 8,000 SMEs through workshops across Ireland and through partnerships with State agencies. Grow with Google is a global initiative that builds on the company’s efforts of training people and businesses to acquire the right digital skills to […]

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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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Indeed to Hire 600 Additional Staff in Dublin

    Indeed to Hire 600 Additional Staff in Dublin

Indeed, the world’s largest job site, has announced the creation of 600 new roles at its Dublin-based headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The announcement was made by Indeed CEO Chris Hyams at the company’s newly opened Capital Dock HQ, along with Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, Minister […]

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Meetings Booker Wins Enterprise Ireland’s Pioneer Travel Tech Award

    Meetings Booker Wins Enterprise Ireland’s Pioneer Travel Tech Award

Meetings Booker has been named the best product winner of Enterprise Ireland’s Pioneer Travel Tech Award, which showcases and recognizes a new wave of high performing Irish travel tech start-ups.
Meetings Booker is a global leader in meeting venue discovery and online booking, with over 125,000 meeting spaces in 138 countries around the world. The company’s […]

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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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Robots and Artificial Intellegence Discussed at ACCA Conference in Sligo

    Robots and Artificial Intellegence Discussed at ACCA Conference in Sligo

The role of robots and Artificial Intelligence in accountancy were among the discussions at the recent ACCA conference hosted by IT Sligo. The national conference gathered some of Ireland’s leading experts in finance and business to discuss the many opportunities and obstacles the industry may face in the future.
The event titled “Technology & Accountancy – […]

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SEAI Leads €2.6 Million European Project to Unlock Potential of Ocean Energy

    SEAI Leads €2.6 Million European Project to Unlock Potential of Ocean Energy

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is leading a new pan-European project, Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN), which aims to accelerate the development of the ocean energy sector. With a three year budget of €2.6 million, SEAI will partner with organisations in the UK, Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands to explore ways to […]

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Global Blockchain Association Launched

    Global Blockchain Association Launched

A new international association – International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) – has been launched with the aim of encouraging the global governance and development of blockchain technology. The initiative for INATBA came from several participants in the EU Blockchain Industry Round Table, a European Commission hosted group, which has been working to identify the […]

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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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New Financing Opportunities For Companies Following €30 Million EIB Backing For Galway Medtech Firm

    New Financing Opportunities For Companies Following €30 Million EIB Backing For Galway Medtech Firm

Future medical technology investment by Galway-based Aerogen will be supported by a €30 million loan agreed with the European Investment Bank as highlighted at the recent first sector focused EIB-IBEC financing workshop. Representatives from 70 medtech companies from Galway and elsewhere in Ireland heard at first hand how new financial products can address challenges holding back […]

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Venture Capital Investment in Irish Tech Firms Fell by a Quarter in 2018

    Venture Capital Investment in Irish Tech Firms Fell by a Quarter in 2018

Funding into Irish technology firms fell by 25% to €739 million in 2018, according to the Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey published in association with William Fry. The fourth quarter of 2018 showed a decline in funding of 35% to €115 million, continuing the trend of previous quarters.
“However, the fourth quarter did contain some […]

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Silicon Valley Tech Company Signifyd Opens Global R&D Centre in Northern Ireland

    Silicon Valley Tech Company Signifyd Opens Global R&D Centre in Northern Ireland

Signifyd, the market leader in guaranteed fraud protection, has announced its first-ever investment in Northern Ireland with a 150-person global R&D centre in Belfast. The centre will broaden the company’s European presence and support its global drive to provide innovative e-commerce technology and services for retailers.

Signifyd’s expansion puts the company in an ideal position to […]

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Galway-based Joulica in New Expansion

    Galway-based Joulica in New Expansion

Irish technology start-up, Joulica, has has announced a significant expansion of its operations headquartered in Galway, creating 45 new jobs over 3 years. The jobs form part of Joulica’s growth strategy reinforcing Galway’s position as the driving force of Ireland’s Information and Communication Technology industry. The development is supported by the Government through Enterprise Ireland’s Research, […]

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Expleo Ireland to Invest €8 Million and Create 150 New Jobs

    Expleo Ireland to Invest €8 Million and Create 150 New Jobs

Assystem Technologies and its affiliates have relaunch under a new brand. 18 months after taking over the operations of Assystem SA’s Global Product Solutions division, and following a series of acquisitions in 2018 including SQS – an industry leading quality partner for digital business with a 500 people-strong presence in Ireland, the organisation becomes Expleo.
To […]

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 13 February 2019

    Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 13 February 2019

More than 2,000 people are expected to visit the Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Expo that will be held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, on Wednesday, 13th February 2019. The theme of the event is ‘Creating an Innovative Manufacturing & Supply Chain Ecosystem’.
Incorporating a comprehensive conference programme along with 150 exhibition […]

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Irish IT Decision-makers Warn of Impact of Rising Data Volumes

    Irish IT Decision-makers Warn of Impact of Rising Data Volumes

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the results of an independent study that found that Irish IT decision-makers fear the impact of rising data volumes and the ability to manage them. The survey of 100 Irish IT-decision makers found that Ireland’s IT leaders believe IoT will put significant pressure on data infrastructure over the […]

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2019 ISPE Europe Annual Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

    2019 ISPE Europe Annual Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) has announced its keynote speakers for their 2019 Europe Annual Conference. Taking place in Dublin, Ireland, 1–4 April 2019, keynote addresses will showcase global pharmaceutical industry leaders offering compelling and enlightening presentations on industry-critical technical developments.
Keynote Speakers:
Jim Breen – Vice President – Lead Biologics Expansion, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, ISPE Board […]

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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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Manufacturing Sector Represents Almost a Third of the Irish Economy

    Manufacturing Sector Represents Almost a Third of the Irish Economy

The Irish manufacturing sector employs over 250,000 people and accounts for 32% of Ireland’s GDP – significantly higher than the European average of 15% and Germany at 21%, according to Martin Shanahan (pictured), CEO of IDA Ireland. Manufacturing also plays a key role in helping to address the regional imbalance in the Irish economy with […]

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 Sets New Records

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 Sets New Records

The recent National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, held at the Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin, set new records in terms of its scale and visitor numbers.
More than 5,000 people from all over Ireland attended the 2019 National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which incorporated a comprehensive conference programme featuring 220 speakers […]

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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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Logicalis Ireland Achieves Highly Select Cisco Global Gold Certification

    Logicalis Ireland Achieves Highly Select Cisco Global Gold Certification

Logicalis, the IT solutions and managed services provider, has achieved the Cisco Global Gold Certification, and is now one of a select handful of international organisations recognised with this distinction. The achievement will enable Logicalis Ireland to double its revenues and build on its current service offering.
Logicalis was chosen because of its depth of capability in supporting […]

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The Digital Hub to Progress Plans For Digital Technology Quarter During 2019

    The Digital Hub to Progress Plans For Digital Technology Quarter During 2019

The Digital Hub, Ireland’s largest and most established cluster of technology, digital media and internet companies, sees 2019 as a pivotal year in which its vision to create a diverse and creative digital technology quarter in Dublin 8 gathers momentum. The emergence of creative digital media and healthtech enterprise sub-clusters within the campus is set […]

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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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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 – Thursday, January 17th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 – Thursday, January 17th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin

Approximately 3,000 people from all over Ireland are expected to visit the 2019 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Thursday, January 17th, making the event the largest gathering of the manufacturing and supply chain community in the country.
Now in its sixth year, the National Manufacturing and Supply […]

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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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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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Genesys Creates 200 New Tech Jobs and Establishes Global Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence

    Genesys Creates 200 New Tech Jobs and Establishes Global Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence

Genesys®, the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, has announced it is creating 200 new technology jobs in Ireland over the next three years. The senior and highly skilled technical roles are based at the company’s new Galway office. The state-of-the-art facility serves as a Genesys research and development (R&D) hub […]

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xSellco Takes Top Spot in 2018 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ranking

    xSellco Takes Top Spot in 2018 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ranking

E-commerce software company xSellco has secured the top spot in Ireland’s best known technology growth index – the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking. The company, which achieved second spot in last year’s ranking, placed one better in 2018 with a growth rate of 2874% over the last four years. xSellco provides innovative products that allow […]

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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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HBAN’s MedTech Syndicate Leads €1.1 Million Investment in Ostoform

    HBAN’s MedTech Syndicate Leads €1.1 Million Investment in Ostoform

 HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTrade Ireland, has announces that its MedTech Syndicate has led a €1.1 million Series A funding round in medical device start-up, Ostoform. HBAN Angels contributed €280,000, with venture capital investor, SOSV, Enterprise […]

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Space Technology Business Expanding its Team

    Space Technology Business Expanding its Team

Belfast-based 3DEO NI is creating 33 highly skilled technology jobs over the next four years as it prepares to commercialise unique space technology applications. 3DEO NI combines technologies from immersive 3D, financial services and earth observation to present and interact with data in a new way.
The company’s solutions are based on earth observation data and have […]

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Irish Public Policy Must Change to Reflect Rapid Digitalisation

    Irish Public Policy Must Change to Reflect Rapid Digitalisation

Government must urgently address the needs of the labour market, if Ireland is to stay apace with the rapid digitalisation of the global workplace and future employment challenges, according to Ibec CEO, Danny McCoy who was addressing a broad range of business leaders. Speaking at ACCA’s recent Business Leaders Forum in Dublin, Danny McCoy set out […]

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Global Sports Technology Firm to Create Over 200 New Jobs in Newry

    Global Sports Technology Firm to Create Over 200 New Jobs in Newry

STATSports is planning to create 237 new jobs over the next three years as part of aggressive growth plans to build on its global success. As well as job creation, the Newry-headquartered business is making a multi-million pound investment in R&D and staff training supported by Invest Northern Ireland.

STATSports is the world-leading provider of wearable […]

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250 New Jobs Announced by Alchemy in Major Investment in Northern Ireland

    250 New Jobs Announced by Alchemy in Major Investment in Northern Ireland

Alchemy Technology Services has announced it is setting up a European Centre of Excellence in Londonderry. It will provide software implementation and technology consultancy to the UK and European insurance sector.
The company will provide certified staff to System Integrators, Software Providers and insurance companies for the implementation of digital solutions across the insurance industry. To […]

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Global Innovation and Transformation Consultancy Firm Expands Digital Team

    Global Innovation and Transformation Consultancy Firm Expands Digital Team

 PA Consulting, a global innovation and transformation consultancy with over 2,600 specialists worldwide, is continuing to expand and enhance its digital expertise with the creation of 400 jobs in Belfast over the next five years.
Speaking about this major investment, Anita Chandraker, Global Head of Innovation Services and a member of the PA Consulting Board, said: “To […]

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World-first Job-matching Service Using Artificial Intelligence

    World-first Job-matching Service Using Artificial Intelligence

Innovative inclusive employment career website, VERCIDA, has announced a partnership with Irish data science firm, Opening.io, to provide a world-first job-matching service using artificial intelligence (AI). The new arrangement means VERCIDA will be integrating Opening.io’s artificial intelligence technology into their career website and using intuitive searching to help people find work that suits their skills […]

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Landmark Deal Secures €118 Million of Investment For Agri Tech Company Devenish Nutrition

    Landmark Deal Secures €118 Million of Investment For Agri Tech Company Devenish Nutrition

Belfast-based agri technology company Devenish Nutrition has secured €118 million in long-term funding to enable its research, development and growth plans. This major refinancing deal is made possible by a pioneering investment of €40 million from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The EIB investment has been combined with commitments from Devenish’s new commercial finance partners, […]

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Kraydel Invests in R&D to Develop Revolutionary Smart Device

    Kraydel Invests in R&D to Develop Revolutionary Smart Device

Belfast-based Kraydel has developed a revolutionary smart device which could change the way we care for older people in their homes. The device is designed specifically for people who may not be familiar or comfortable with technology. The smart device sits on top of the TV as a connected device, linking the older person to their […]

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HBAN Angels Receive a 10 Times Return on Phorest Investment

    HBAN Angels Receive a 10 Times Return on Phorest Investment

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, has announced that a number of the original HBAN investors in software developer Phorest have been bought out for a sum averaging 10 times their initial investment.
Phorest, which provides management software […]

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