Manufacturing & Supply Chain

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Launch of action plans to grow seven economic priority sectors in Northern Ireland

    Launch of action plans to grow seven economic priority sectors in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Economy Minister Conor Murphy has launched action plans designed to enhance growth across seven of the most innovative, productive and export-orientated economic sectors. The action plans set out

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 12th September 2024

    Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 12th September 2024

The Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, on Thursday, 12th of September 2024. Incorporating a comprehensive conference programme

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Construction starts on AMIC’s Factory of the Future to reinvigorate Northern Ireland’s industrial potential

    Construction starts on AMIC’s Factory of the Future to reinvigorate Northern Ireland’s industrial potential

Construction has started on a state-of-the-art Factory of the Future at Global Point in Newtownabbey led by Queen’s University Belfast, which is key to an exciting future for advanced manufacturing

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Hubs launched to create a sustainable future for UK manufacturing

    Hubs launched to create a sustainable future for UK manufacturing

Five new hubs have been launched which aim to address the challenge of commercialising early-stage research within key areas of UK manufacturing, such as semiconductors and medicines. A key goal

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Jacobs announces 100 new jobs and celebrates 50 years in Ireland

    Jacobs announces 100 new jobs and celebrates 50 years in Ireland

Jacobs has announced the creation of 100 jobs over the next two years in Ireland, at the official opening of its new state-of-the-art office in Sandyford, Dublin. The office opening

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€104 million investment for science research in Ireland

    €104 million investment for science research in Ireland

A €104 million investment in scientific research across Ireland has been announced. The funding is being allocated to four SFI Research Centres – BiOrbic Bioeconomy SFI Research Centre; FutureNeuro SFI

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New £20 million energy support fund for businesses launched in Northern Ireland

    New £20 million energy support fund for businesses launched in Northern Ireland

A new £20 million fund which will offer support to local businesses in Northern Ireland to purchase and install energy efficient equipment that will help to reduce energy consumption and

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€2.4 billion investment in Kildare Innovation Campus

    €2.4 billion investment in Kildare Innovation Campus

Kildare Innovation Campus (KIC), located in a parkland setting on 184 acres between Celbridge and Leixlip, has announced a €2.4 billion investment in the further development of the site. This

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IMR prepares to Demystify, Derisk and Deliver at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

    IMR prepares to Demystify, Derisk and Deliver at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) will be participating in this year’s National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, taking place on the 28th and 29th of May 2024, at the RDS

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EY Ireland Tech Leaders Outlook 2024 – AI, Cybersecurity & Talent top the agenda while Cloud adoption soars

    EY Ireland Tech Leaders Outlook 2024 – AI, Cybersecurity & Talent top the agenda while Cloud adoption soars

Tech leaders in Ireland are reporting strong interest in the transformative potential of AI, but this is not yet turning to action for the majority of organisations, with more than

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IDA Ireland launches “Where next for MedTech – Key considerations for the factory of the future”

    IDA Ireland launches “Where next for MedTech – Key considerations for the factory of the future”

In a year marked by significant MedTech advancement, IDA Ireland, the national development agency responsible for attracting foreign investment to the country, has announced the release of its comprehensive MedTech

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Report reveals ‘True Impact’ of manufacturing is nearly a quarter of UK GDP

    Report reveals ‘True Impact’ of manufacturing is nearly a quarter of UK GDP

Manufacturing is having a far greater impact on the UK economy than first thought, according to a major new report. ‘The True Impact of UK Manufacturing’ shows the industry is

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New Smarter Factory Technology Gateway to propel Irish companies into a digital future

    New Smarter Factory Technology Gateway to propel Irish companies into a digital future

The new Smarter Factory Technology Gateway (SFT) launched recently at the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) Moylish Campus, is already providing an investment of €1.8 million in the Midwest

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Made Smarter and tech institutes partner to help UK manufacturers go digital

    Made Smarter and tech institutes partner to help UK manufacturers go digital

Made Smarter and leading technology demonstrators have joined forces to demystify digital transformation with a new white paper. ‘Made Smarter technologies: powering the digital transformation of SME manufacturers’ is a practical

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Net Zero Exchange visit to Malaysia and Singapore to showcase Northern Ireland as a key player in the Green Economy

    Net Zero Exchange visit to Malaysia and Singapore to showcase Northern Ireland as a key player in the Green Economy

This week a Northern Ireland Net Zero Exchange mission, led by Invest Northern Ireland, is visiting Malaysia and Singapore to highlight the expertise and technological advancements that have made Northern

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£3.7 million awarded to advance UK smart factory projects

    £3.7 million awarded to advance UK smart factory projects

UK innovators with cutting edge projects to drive growth across manufacturing industries have been funded by the Made Smarter Innovation (MSI) Challenge. UK Research and Innovation’s MSI Challenge, delivered by

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The AIM Centre in Sligo officially opens

    The AIM Centre in Sligo officially opens

In an important milestone for the North-West region’s manufacturing sector, the new Advancing Innovation in Manufacturing (AIM) Centre in Sligo has been officially opened. This initiative is a partnership between

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Warnings for Irish manufacturers amid the AI boom

    Warnings for Irish manufacturers amid the AI boom

By John Whelan Artificial Intelligence, or AI, has been all over the news recently, but not for all the right reasons. Generative AI systems like ChatGPT and Google’s Bard, captivated

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Food and drink makers secure Made Smarter backing

    Food and drink makers secure Made Smarter backing

SME manufacturers in the UK food and drink sector are the latest to secure backing from Made Smarter’s trailblazing adoption programme. Brightside Brewing Company, Just Bee Honey, Studio Bakery, Chandley

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Major R&D investment by Collins Aerospace in Northern Ireland

    Major R&D investment by Collins Aerospace in Northern Ireland

US company Collins Aerospace, an RTX business, has invested over £16 million in an ambitious R&D project at its Kilkeel site that is helping develop highly innovative passenger seating products

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CIRCULÉIRE Innovation Fund powers CIRTEX Mattress Project

    CIRCULÉIRE Innovation Fund powers CIRTEX Mattress Project

CIRTEX, a member of Irish Manufacturing Research’s (IMR) flagship circular economy initiative CIRCULÉIRE, has revolutionised textile waste management by transforming over 1,000 used mattresses weekly into high-quality components for various industries.

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The Future of Manufacturing: Five Key Trends to Watch Out for in 2024

    The Future of Manufacturing: Five Key Trends to Watch Out for in 2024

Technological advancements, climate change, and geopolitical tensions have transformed the global manufacturing landscape in recent decades. Along the way, academics and industry experts have explored concepts such as Industry 4.0

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Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence in Dundalk to double capacity in 3D Concrete Printing and Cybersecurity Training to combat skills shortages

    Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence in Dundalk to double capacity in 3D Concrete Printing and Cybersecurity Training to combat skills shortages

To combat the shortage of skilled personnel in modern methods of construction and cybersecurity to meet the evolving industry demand, LMETB’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence in Dundalk (AMTCE)

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Made Smarter national roll-out to turbo charge digital transformation for British SME manufacturers

    Made Smarter national roll-out to turbo charge digital transformation for British SME manufacturers

Made Smarter, a programme helping British SME manufacturers access technology and digital skills, is to be rolled out nationally. The

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All four European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHS) now operational in Ireland

    All four European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHS) now operational in Ireland

With the recent establishment of CeADAR and ENTIRE as European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH), the number of Irish Hubs that

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UK start-up to develop tech for pharma factory in space

    UK start-up to develop tech for pharma factory in space

BioOrbit is investigating the potential to manufacture cancer drugs in space. the UK start-up is developing technology to build a

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Vertiv invests in manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland to support growing demand driven by AI and digitalisation trends

    Vertiv invests in manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland to support growing demand driven by AI and digitalisation trends

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has announced that it is making a significant investment

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Robotics OLP launch enables Digital Production Transformation

    Robotics OLP launch enables Digital Production Transformation

Visual Components, the developer of 3D simulation software, has launched Visual Components Robotics OLP. Via a single software, manufacturers can

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Intel’s €17 billion investment in Fab 34 will be transformative to Ireland’s advanced manufacturing sector

    Intel’s €17 billion investment in Fab 34 will be transformative to Ireland’s advanced manufacturing sector

IDA Ireland and the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment have welcomed the official opening of Intel’s Fab 34 at

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Henry Brothers awarded £30 million contract for new Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre in Northern Ireland

    Henry Brothers awarded £30 million contract for new Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre in Northern Ireland

A contractor has been appointed for the Queen’s University-led Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC), a £100 million Belfast Region City

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Evolution 2023: How changing technology is driving evolution in manufacturing (and Novotek)

    Evolution 2023: How changing technology is driving evolution in manufacturing (and Novotek)

On Wednesday 20th September, Novotek Ireland invites you to Evolution 2023, which will bring together representatives from exciting vendor partners with

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BAE Systems to acquire Ball Aerospace in $5.55 billion deal

    BAE Systems to acquire Ball Aerospace in $5.55 billion deal

BAE Systems plc has agreed to acquire the Ball Aerospace business from Ball Corporation for c.$5.55 billion in cash, subject

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Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – the SEC Glasgow – 25th October 2023

    Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – the SEC Glasgow – 25th October 2023

The annual Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is being held at the SEC Glasgow on 25th

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Advancing Precision Engineering – Irish Manufacturing Research introduces Global S CMM

    Advancing Precision Engineering – Irish Manufacturing Research introduces Global S CMM

In an exciting development in precision manufacturing, Hexagon and Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) have announced the successful commissioning of their

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Airbus Helicopters in the UK and HVM Catapult announce strategic partnership

    Airbus Helicopters in the UK and HVM Catapult announce strategic partnership

Airbus Helicopters in the UK has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult –

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UK aerospace receives £80 million boost with new University of Sheffield AMRC innovation facility and Boeing research programme

    UK aerospace receives £80 million boost with new University of Sheffield AMRC innovation facility and Boeing research programme

An £80 million boost to composites research and development for aerostructure manufacturing in the UK has been announced, with a

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New technology hub to accelerate next generation Airbus wings

    New technology hub to accelerate next generation Airbus wings

Airbus is investing further in its UK innovation capabilities, with the opening of a new Wing Technology Development Centre (WTDC)

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IMR and ATU sign MOU on Partnership

    IMR and ATU sign MOU on Partnership

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) and Atlantic Technological University (ATU) have joined forces in a groundbreaking partnership to revolutionize education and

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Made Smarter whitepaper to accelerate manufacturers to net zero

    Made Smarter whitepaper to accelerate manufacturers to net zero

Made Smarter has launched a whitepaper to help SME manufacturers accelerate their net zero plans. ‘Decarbonisation through Digitalisation: manufacturing made

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LMETB/AMTCE Launches Funded National Cyber Security Training Programme to Combat Skills Shortage

    LMETB/AMTCE Launches Funded National Cyber Security Training Programme to Combat Skills Shortage

To combat the current shortage of skilled cyber security personnel and the need to develop a strong and coordinated national

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European Commission approves Irish Government supported semiconductor investment

    European Commission approves Irish Government supported semiconductor investment

The European Commission has approved an investment by the Irish State in Analog Devices Inc.’s €630 million Project FANFARE, which

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 22nd June 2023

    Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 22nd June 2023

Expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors, the Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition is being held

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£100 million Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) granted planning approval in Northern Ireland

    £100 million Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) granted planning approval in Northern Ireland

Plans for a £100 million Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) at Global Point in Newtownabbey have been approved by Antrim

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AMIC to partner with Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

    AMIC to partner with Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

The Queen’s University-led Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC), which represents investment of £100 million under the Belfast Region City Deal,

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Europe’s largest 3D modular homes facility to be built in the UK

    Europe’s largest 3D modular homes facility to be built in the UK

TopHat, the leading modular housebuilder, has announced its intention to deliver Europe’s largest modular homes facility. Capable of delivering one

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The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) and Engineering Technology Teachers Association join forces

    The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) and Engineering Technology Teachers Association join forces

STEM teaching in post-primary and Further Education and Training (FET) in Ireland has received a significant boost with the establishment

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A further €17.8 million invested in innovative and novel technologies under Calls 4 & 5 of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund in Ireland

    A further €17.8 million invested in innovative and novel technologies under Calls 4 & 5 of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund in Ireland

Funding has been announced for a further five innovative projects under the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF). Two projects have

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2023 – 23rd & 24th May, RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2023 – 23rd & 24th May, RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

The 2023 National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition will be held over two days – on 23rd and 24th of May

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Vaccine and food manufacturing hubs will save lives and cut carbon

    Vaccine and food manufacturing hubs will save lives and cut carbon

Two initiatives backed by an investment of £24 million will help the UK lead the world in preparedness for pandemics

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Alexander Dennis to increase zero-emission manufacturing capability

    Alexander Dennis to increase zero-emission manufacturing capability

Scotland-based Alexander Dennis, which is a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. and one of the world’s leading independent global bus

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Laser scanning without stitching – Aerotech will be at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Exhibition in Dublin on 23 and 24 May 2023 at stand 003

    Laser scanning without stitching – Aerotech will be at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Exhibition in Dublin on 23 and 24 May 2023 at stand 003

At the Dublin National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Exhibition, Aerotech will be demonstrating how high-dynamic, high-throughput galvo scanning can be

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The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Thursday, 20th April, 2023 – Arena MK, Milton Keynes

    The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Thursday, 20th April, 2023 – Arena MK, Milton Keynes

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is taking place on the 20th April, 2023 at the Arena

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Digital Manufacturing Ireland opens

    Digital Manufacturing Ireland opens

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney TD has officially opened Digital Manufacturing Ireland (DMI). Located in the IDA

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AMTCE announces two brand new courses in Supply Chain and Operational Excellence

    AMTCE announces two brand new courses in Supply Chain and Operational Excellence

If you are Interested in a career in the thriving advanced manufacturing sector or want to take your career to

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Food and drink manufacturers help Made Smarter reach 250th tech investment milestone

    Food and drink manufacturers help Made Smarter reach 250th tech investment milestone

Food and drink manufacturers have helped Made Smarter’s pioneering technology adoption programme reach its 250th investment milestone. Among the latest businesses

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Recharge Industries completes deal for Britishvolt

    Recharge Industries completes deal for Britishvolt

Recharge Industries™, a portfolio company of investment firm Scale Facilitation®, has been successful in its bid for ownership of Britishvolt,

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MTC offers lifeline to Britishvolt employees

    MTC offers lifeline to Britishvolt employees

The Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is offering a lifeline to redundant employees of the collapsed battery manufacturer Britishvolt. The

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The National Sustainability Summit – 23rd February 2023 – The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin

    The National Sustainability Summit – 23rd February 2023 – The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin

The National Sustainability Summit, being held on 23rd February, 2023 at The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin, will focus

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