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English SME manufacturers help cut 3,850 tonnes of CO2 through R&D programme

    English SME manufacturers help cut 3,850 tonnes of CO2 through R&D programme

SME manufacturers are helping cut 3,850 tonnes of CO2 emissions through a programme enabling business-university collaborations to tackle climate change. Eco-I North West, a large-scale research and development initiative, supports

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European Commission approves €500 million Irish scheme to support investment towards a sustainable recovery

    European Commission approves €500 million Irish scheme to support investment towards a sustainable recovery

The European Commission has approved a €500 million Irish investment support scheme aimed at incentivising companies to accelerate or expand capital investment in Ireland, including in relation to green and

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Food and drink industry accounts for 6% of UK administrations in 2022

    Food and drink industry accounts for 6% of UK administrations in 2022

The food and drink industry accounted for 6% of administrations in the first six months of the year – the sixth highest sector in the UK – according to analysis

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UK Manufacturing Growth Forecasts Fall by a Quarter in Six Months

    UK Manufacturing Growth Forecasts Fall by a Quarter in Six Months

The percentage of small businesses in the manufacturing sector predicting growth has fallen since the start of the year – from 46% to 34% – despite bullish growth predictions from

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Premier Foods to acquire The Spice Tailor in £43.8 million deal

    Premier Foods to acquire The Spice Tailor in £43.8 million deal

Premier Foods, one of the UK’s largest food manufacturers, has agreed to acquire The Spice Tailor, a premium, authentic Indian and South East Asian meal kits and accompaniments brand, for

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Made Smarter survey reveals need for manufacturers to digitalise to survive, recover and grow

    Made Smarter survey reveals need for manufacturers to digitalise to survive, recover and grow

UK SME manufacturers across all sectors are being urged to accelerate technology adoption to adjust to the economic challenges around the supply chain, energy costs, post-Brexit and COVID. Made Smarter,

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New digital training scheme for Irish SMEs launched

    New digital training scheme for Irish SMEs launched

Google, Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices have announced a new partnership, with a focus on supporting Irish businesses to up-skill digitally and enhance their online capabilities. The newly

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New Construction Technology Centre in Ireland

    New Construction Technology Centre in Ireland

The Irish Government has announced funding of €5 million, over 5 years, for the establishment of a Construction Technology Centre to accelerate research and innovation within the construction and built

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PPMA Group Awards celebrating Industry’s best to be presented at PPMA Total Show 2022

    PPMA Group Awards celebrating Industry’s best to be presented at PPMA Total Show 2022

PPMA Total 2022, the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery, robotics and industrial vision show, will play host to this year’s PPMA Group Industry Awards. The event will be held

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Cambridge spin-out Nyobolt raises £50 million to lead the future of sustainable energy storage

    Cambridge spin-out Nyobolt raises £50 million to lead the future of sustainable energy storage

Nyobolt, the pioneer of end-to-end fast-charging battery systems, has secured £50 million funding which will enable the company to enter a stage of manufacturing at scale. The £50 million Series

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Launch of unique programmes in automation, robotics and digital manufacturing

    Launch of unique programmes in automation, robotics and digital manufacturing

Cobotics Skillnet has announced the launch of two new programmes in association with Atlantic Technological University (ATU) and Skillnet Ireland which will address the skills need of Irish manufacturing companies

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40 years of Medtronic in Ireland

    40 years of Medtronic in Ireland

IDA Ireland, together with Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar recently attended a 40-year celebration at Medtronic’s Parkmore facility in Galway where 200 Research & Development

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UK automotive manufacturing carbon footprint falls to lowest ever level

    UK automotive manufacturing carbon footprint falls to lowest ever level

The UK automotive industry’s production carbon footprint fell by -11.2% in 2021 compared with the previous year to reach its lowest level since records began, according to new research from

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Johnson Matthey announces new £80 million hydrogen gigafactory to accelerate the transition to a decarbonised transport economy

    Johnson Matthey announces new £80 million hydrogen gigafactory to accelerate the transition to a decarbonised transport economy

Johnson Matthey (JM), a global leader in sustainable technologies, has announced that it is building a £80 million gigafactory at its existing site in Royston, UK, to scale up the

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Skyrora opens the UK’s largest rocket engine manufacturing facility

    Skyrora opens the UK’s largest rocket engine manufacturing facility

UK rocket company Skyrora has taken another important stride towards achieving a sovereign orbital launch from British soil by opening a new manufacturing and production facility, the largest of its

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GSK competes demerger of consumer healthcare business

    GSK competes demerger of consumer healthcare business

GSK plc has completed the demerger of its Consumer Healthcare business to form the Haleon Group. Following the Demerger, GSK is now focused purely on biopharmaceuticals, prioritising investment towards the

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Diageo to Invest €200 Million in Ireland’s First Purpose-Built Carbon Neutral Brewery in Kildare

    Diageo to Invest €200 Million in Ireland’s First Purpose-Built Carbon Neutral Brewery in Kildare

Diageo plans to invest €200 million in Ireland’s first purpose-built carbon neutral brewery on a greenfield site in Littleconnell, Newbridge, County Kildare. The new facility will brew lagers and ales

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Siemens and Awen Collective collaborate to provide SMEs affordable cybersecurity solutions

    Siemens and Awen Collective collaborate to provide SMEs affordable cybersecurity solutions

Siemens has partnered with Welsh cybersecurity software company Awen Collective to develop a new, accessible and affordable, managed OT security solution for small and medium enterprises. The project has secured

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UK steel industry sets out vision for net zero transition – securing green jobs and investment

    UK steel industry sets out vision for net zero transition – securing green jobs and investment

To create a Net-Zero steel sector in the UK and meet Government targets, a new report from UK Steel calls for a renewed focus on establishing a positive policy environment

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Exports by Enterprise Ireland backed companies increased by 12% to record level in 2021

    Exports by Enterprise Ireland backed companies increased by 12% to record level in 2021

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies to grow and expand in international markets, saw exports by companies it supports increase by 12% to a record €27.29

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Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

    Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

A novel network of researchers is set to help the UK’s agri-food industry move one step closer to net zero. Funded to the tune of £5 million, the network will

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Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

    Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is being held at the SEC Glasgow on the 13th of October 2022, will serve as a national forum for manufacturers

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Plan to Help Every Irish Region Play to its Strengths

    Plan to Help Every Irish Region Play to its Strengths

The Government has published Ireland’s new National Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) 2022-2027 to identify and invest in the strengths and opportunities of every region in the country. Through the European Regional Development

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Report outlines Tomorrow’s Engineering Research Challenges

    Report outlines Tomorrow’s Engineering Research Challenges

A new report sets out the long-term vision for how engineering research will help to tackle key challenges. In the

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UK dairy farmers warn labour shortages are threatening food production and fuelling inflationary pressures

    UK dairy farmers warn labour shortages are threatening food production and fuelling inflationary pressures

The UK’s leading dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, has warned that a chronic shortage of suitably-qualified farm workers is already reducing

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The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) in Dundalk Hosts Portuguese Trade Delegation

    The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) in Dundalk Hosts Portuguese Trade Delegation

The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) in Dundalk has hosted a delegation of political and business leaders from

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62% of Businesses in Ireland Forge Ahead with Expansion Plans Despite Economic Concerns

    62% of Businesses in Ireland Forge Ahead with Expansion Plans Despite Economic Concerns

Businesses around the world are planning major investments in digital technologies to support ambitious expansion plans following lessons learned from

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UK export revenues decline by 6% in the past year

    UK export revenues decline by 6% in the past year

The June edition of the UK Export Monitor by Coriolis Technologies and The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT)

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£3.2 million for food and drink tech hub in Scottish Highlands

    £3.2 million for food and drink tech hub in Scottish Highlands

A project to create a food and drink technology centre in the Highlands has secured more than £3.2 million investment

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DPD Ireland delivers its 1 millionth sustainable parcel

    DPD Ireland delivers its 1 millionth sustainable parcel

DPD Ireland has reached the milestone of 1 million sustainable deliveries, with the millionth parcel delivered to An Tánaiste and

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Despite significant global economic headwinds, FDI continues to prove resilient in Ireland

    Despite significant global economic headwinds, FDI continues to prove resilient in Ireland

IDA Ireland, the inward investment agency of the Irish Government, has reported significant investment growth in the first half of

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Aston University degree apprentice shows how women in the warehouse are becoming leaders

    Aston University degree apprentice shows how women in the warehouse are becoming leaders

A postgraduate degree apprentice who has just completed the MSc Supply Chain Leadership & Management programme at Aston University has been

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New date announced for IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2022

    New date announced for IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2022

Irish Manufacturing Research, in partnership with Premier Publishing & Events, has announced the new date for the IMR Manufacturing &

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Oxford Biomedica signs new three year agreement with AstraZeneca

    Oxford Biomedica signs new three year agreement with AstraZeneca

Oxford Biomedica, a leading gene and cell therapy group, has signed a new three year Master Services & Development Agreement

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Manufacturing Industry in the Irish Border Region Works Together to Compete on International Market

    Manufacturing Industry in the Irish Border Region Works Together to Compete on International Market

A new manufacturing cluster to help develop the industry in the border region to compete on a national and international

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Zeus acquires JJ O’Toole as part of latest investment strategy

    Zeus acquires JJ O’Toole as part of latest investment strategy

Zeus, the Irish-owned global packaging solutions company, has announced its acquisition of JJ O’Toole, Ireland’s oldest packaging company. Founded in

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Urgent action needed as UK Auto faces £90 million energy cost hike

    Urgent action needed as UK Auto faces £90 million energy cost hike

British automotive manufacturers are calling for urgent action on spiralling costs as new analysis from the Society of Motor Manufacturers

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Irish medical device company experiencing rapid growth

    Irish medical device company experiencing rapid growth

Croom Medical, a medical device manufacturing business which manufactures orthopedic medical implants for a series of blue chip multinational companies

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UK Custom Battery Manufacturer Secures Growth Funding

    UK Custom Battery Manufacturer Secures Growth Funding

A UK manufacturing company is aiming to become a £100 million turnover business by 2026 after investing almost £2 million

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Britvic celebrates 35 years of investment, innovation and job creation at Rugby factory

    Britvic celebrates 35 years of investment, innovation and job creation at Rugby factory

This summer, leading branded soft drinks business Britvic is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its Rugby factory in England, by

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