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Volkswagen opens up its ‘Industrial Cloud’ to other manufacturing and technology companies

    Volkswagen opens up its ‘Industrial Cloud’ to other manufacturing and technology companies

Volkswagen, together with Amazon Web Services and integration partner Siemens, is opening up its Industrial Cloud to other manufacturing and technology companies. New partner companies will be able to connect

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Strong export sales by Irish exporters in 2019

    Strong export sales by Irish exporters in 2019

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies export to international markets, has reported strong levels of export performance by its client companies in 2019, up 8% to

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A flexible storage combination

    A flexible storage combination

One of the most popular new items in BITO’s recently launched online BITO Direct catalogue is the company’s Galvanised Boltless Shelving, which can hold a combination of BITO’s XL and

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IRISH MANUFACTURING BOUNCES BACK TO PRE-PANDEMIC GROWTH RATE

    IRISH MANUFACTURING BOUNCES BACK TO PRE-PANDEMIC GROWTH RATE

Ireland’s manufacturing sector returned to growth in June after recovering almost all of the sudden deterioration seen following the coronavirus-related shutdown of most of the economy in March, a survey

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Businesses face increasing operational challenges as a result of the domino effect of Covid-19

    Businesses face increasing operational challenges as a result of the domino effect of Covid-19

Findings for Ireland reveal organisations focusing on the medium to long term stability and opportunities as they look ahead post-pandemic   Irrespective of size, sector or country, the economic and

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TWO COVID-19 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROJECTS AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN RECEIVE SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND FUNDING

    TWO COVID-19 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROJECTS AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN RECEIVE SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND FUNDING

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD has announced that two University College Dublin (UCD)-led projects are to receive funding under the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) coordinated research

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Priority Software Extends Market Reach into Scotland and UK: Partners with Aberdeen’s FinQ Business Solutions

    Priority Software Extends Market Reach into Scotland and UK:  Partners with Aberdeen’s FinQ Business Solutions

Priority Software Ltd., a leading global provider of business management solutions, today announced the expansion of its global channel network, with the recent signing of a partnership agreement with Scottish

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Intel’s Amps Up Its 2030 CSR Goals Amongst COVID-19 Crisis

    Intel’s Amps Up Its 2030 CSR Goals Amongst COVID-19 Crisis

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are creating new ways to show they care about their employees, customers, and cities. I have written about companies like AWS , Amazon, Cloudera, Dell Technologies, Google,  HPE, HP, IBM,  Intel, Microsoft, ON Semiconductor, Pega, Qualcomm ,  Apple, Cisco,

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Manufacturers are leading the UK’s green recovery and building a sustainable future

    Manufacturers are leading the UK’s green recovery and building a sustainable future

As industry looks to rebuild and grow after the lockdown, there is an opportunity for manufacturers to refocus on their sustainability goals and work with the Government to deliver a

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Rockwell Automation Has Acquired ASEM, S.p.A, Broadening the Company’s Control & Visualization Offering

    Rockwell Automation Has Acquired ASEM, S.p.A, Broadening the Company’s Control & Visualization Offering

Rockwell Automation, Inc., a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation announced that it has completed the acquisition of ASEM, S.p.A., a leading provider of digital automation technologies based

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UK manufacturing sector slumps at fastest rate in 8 years

    UK manufacturing sector slumps at fastest rate in 8 years

An article published by Yahoo Finance reveals that UK manufacturing output and new orders have declined at the fastest rate in eight years due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to

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IoT connections to reach 83 billion by 2024, driven by maturing industrial use cases

    IoT connections to reach 83 billion by 2024, driven by maturing industrial use cases

A new study from Juniper Research found that the total number of IoT connections will reach 83 billion by 2024, rising from 35 billion connections in 2020. This represents a

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Pinergy and eLight Launch Light as a Service Offer For Businesses

    Pinergy and eLight Launch Light as a Service Offer For Businesses

Pinergy, the smart energy company which provides 100% green electricity, has formally launched an exciting new partnership with eLight, the Irish company that provides “Light as a Service” (LaaS). The

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Guide to Exporting Companies in Meeting the Challenges of Covid-19

    Guide to Exporting Companies in Meeting the Challenges of Covid-19

Enterprise Ireland has published a Guide to assist affected exporting companies in transitioning through the immediate and critical challenges that Covid-19 presents and which outlines the relevant supports available to

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Practical Steps Businesses Can Take to Help Cope With the Covid-19 Crisis

    Practical Steps Businesses Can Take to Help Cope With the Covid-19 Crisis

The Government has advised businesses experiencing financial difficulties as a result of Covid-19 to take the following steps: Contact your Bank or Finance provider to talk about your financing needs

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Enterprise Ireland’s New Part-time Key Manager Grant Aims to Grow Number of Women in Senior Positions

    Enterprise Ireland’s New Part-time Key Manager Grant Aims to Grow Number of Women in Senior Positions

Enterprise Ireland has launched a new grant which will facilitate the recruitment of part-time senior managers in client companies. While the grant will be available for both women and men

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A New Industrial Strategy For a Globally Competitive, Green and Digital Europe

    A New Industrial Strategy For a Globally Competitive, Green and Digital Europe

The European Commission has presented a new Strategy to help Europe’s industry lead the twin transitions towards climate neutrality and digital leadership. The Strategy aims to drive Europe’s competitiveness and

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Government Supports For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

    Government Supports For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The Government has announced details on the package of supports for businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has put a range of supports in place,

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Protecting the Environment and Climate is Important For Over 90% of European Citizens

    Protecting the Environment and Climate is Important For Over 90% of European Citizens

According to a new Eurobarometer survey, 94% of citizens in all EU Member States say that protecting the environment is important to them. In addition, 91% of citizens stated that

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Digital Realty Expands Dublin Data Centre in Preparation For Tech Boom

    Digital Realty Expands Dublin Data Centre in Preparation For Tech Boom

Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data centre, co-location and interconnection solutions, has officially opened its Clonshaugh data centre, the latest facility in its portfolio of data centres in

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Enterprise Ireland Survey Reveals Irish Exporters Remain Optimistic About the UK Market – 92% See Growth Opportunities Post-Brexit

    Enterprise Ireland Survey Reveals Irish Exporters Remain Optimistic About the UK Market – 92% See Growth Opportunities Post-Brexit

A survey conducted by Enterprise Ireland of client companies exporting to the UK has revealed that 92% see opportunities for growth in the United Kingdom post-Brexit. The survey, conducted as

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Ten Trends For Sustainable Business Revealed

    Ten Trends For Sustainable Business Revealed

With the 2020s set to be the most disruptive decade yet for business leaders, a new report from Veris Strategies highlights ten key global trends that are likely to shape

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Web Aggregator Seopa Expands Team in Ambitious Plan to Double Revenue

    Web Aggregator Seopa Expands Team in Ambitious Plan to Double Revenue

Seopa Ltd is to create 31 new jobs as part of its latest growth plans as it targets new markets. Headquartered in Belfast’s Linen Quarter, Seopa operates price comparison websites in

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€24 Million Invested in Start-ups by Enterprise Ireland in 2019

    €24 Million Invested in Start-ups by Enterprise Ireland in 2019

Enterprise Ireland, the government agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish companies in global markets, invested €24 million

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The Virtual Factory Becomes a Reality

    The Virtual Factory Becomes a Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) is becoming commonplace due to its increasing popularity in the gaming industry. Companies within industry are also

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3EN Invests Over £1 Million and Doubles Holywood Headcount

    3EN Invests Over £1 Million and Doubles Holywood Headcount

Cloud solutions company, 3EN Cloud Ltd, is doubling its headcount with 16 new jobs at its Holywood offices in County Down

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Shaping Europe’s Digital Future – European Commission Presents Strategies for Data and Artificial Intelligence

    Shaping Europe’s Digital Future – European Commission Presents Strategies for Data and Artificial Intelligence

The European Commission has unveiled its ideas and actions for a digital transformation that works for all, reflecting the best of Europe:

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The World’s Most Valuable Brands

    The World’s Most Valuable Brands

Defending its position as the world’s most valuable brand for the third consecutive year, Amazon has broken the so far unattainable US$200

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A Quarter of Irish Businesses Concerned About Losing Data to Dark Web

    A Quarter of Irish Businesses Concerned About Losing Data to Dark Web

Logicalis Ireland, the IT solutions and managed services provider, has announced the results of a survey which explored the barriers,

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GDP Growth Revised Upwards Thanks to Strong Domestic Economy and Potential Increase in Government Spending

    GDP Growth Revised Upwards Thanks to Strong Domestic Economy and Potential Increase in Government Spending

EY has revised upwards its forecasts for the Republic of Ireland (ROI) in the firm’s latest EY Economic Eye report, thanks to

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 27th February 2020

    Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 27th February 2020

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

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Enterprise Ireland CEO to Step Down

    Enterprise Ireland CEO to Step Down

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, has announced that its Chief Executive Officer Julie Sinnamon

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Coronavirus to Impact Irish Exports

    Coronavirus to Impact Irish Exports

By John Whelan The outbreak of the coronavirus has come at a difficult and sensitive time for China’s economy. China’s

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EY Launches Wavespace Client Innovation Centre in Dublin

    EY Launches Wavespace Client Innovation Centre in Dublin

EY has launched its new EY wavespace centre in Dublin, expanding its global network of innovation centres that bring EY technology and

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European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

    European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Irish scheme to support long-term capital investments in the

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HBAN Business Angels Invested €16.8 Million in 66 Start-ups in 2019

    HBAN Business Angels Invested €16.8 Million in 66 Start-ups in 2019

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initiative of

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SPRINT 2020 Launched by Gateway UCC to Support Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

    SPRINT 2020 Launched by Gateway UCC to Support Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

SPRINT 2020, which is designed to support early stage start-ups, entrepreneurs and UCC-based researchers has been launched. Participants will now

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Strategic Industry-University Agreement For Border and North East Between DCU and Combilift

    Strategic Industry-University Agreement For Border and North East Between DCU and Combilift

Dublin City University and Combilift, the largest global manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts and an acknowledged leader in long load handling

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Unlocking the Value of the Circular Economy

    Unlocking the Value of the Circular Economy

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) launched CIRCULEIRE – the National Platform for Circular Manufacturing – at the 2020 National Manufacturing &

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Impact Every Aspect of Life

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Impact Every Aspect of Life

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution will fundamentally change every aspect of our lives and manufacturing is at the epicentre of that.

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Still Time to Register to Attend The 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – 29-30th January, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    Still Time to Register to Attend The 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – 29-30th January, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

There is still time to register to attend the 2020 National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which has

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Irish Economic Confidence Up 20%

    Irish Economic Confidence Up 20%

Accountancy experts say Irish economic confidence in Q4 has bounced back after capitulating in the previous quarter. A survey of

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AbbVie-Allergan Merger Will Impact Irish Units

    AbbVie-Allergan Merger Will Impact Irish Units

By John Whelan With EU regulatory approval in the bag and US regulatory scrutiny expected to clear in the coming

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HBAN Recruited More Than 100 New Business Angels in 2019

    HBAN Recruited More Than 100 New Business Angels in 2019

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initiative of

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European Commission Calls For More Industry-led Training Infrastructures, Similar to Skillnet Ireland

    European Commission Calls For More Industry-led Training Infrastructures, Similar to Skillnet Ireland

The European Commission’s Skills for Smart Industrial Specialisation and Digital Transformation report has featured Skillnet Ireland as an example of best practice. Skillnet Ireland

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A Comprehensive EU-UK Free Trade Agreement Could Reduce Brexit Harm to the Irish Economy by Half

    A Comprehensive EU-UK Free Trade Agreement Could Reduce Brexit Harm to the Irish Economy by Half

The Government has published a study, commissioned by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, which examines the economic impact

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Galway is a European Capital of Culture For 2020

    Galway is a European Capital of Culture For 2020

Galway and Rijeka in Croatia will hold the title of European Capital of Culture for one year. Galway is the

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Industrial Revolutionary to Speak at the 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin – 29-30th January

    Industrial Revolutionary to Speak at the 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin – 29-30th January

Credited with being the originator of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ (Industry 4.0) and named by the Financial Times as one

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Electric Ireland Launches Brighter Energy Programme

    Electric Ireland Launches Brighter Energy Programme

Electric Ireland, Ireland’s leading energy provider, has officially announced its Brighter Energy Programme to drive awareness and empower customers to

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Over €40 Million For 26 Projects to Drive Job Creation in the Regions

    Over €40 Million For 26 Projects to Drive Job Creation in the Regions

The Government has announced the results of the third call of the Regional Enterprise Development Fund (REDF), an open national

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New Rules to Boost Consumer Protection Enter into Force

    New Rules to Boost Consumer Protection Enter into Force

The European Commission has welcomed the entry into force of new EU rules for consumer protection, as part of the New

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Top Emerging Workplace Innovation Trends For 2020

    Top Emerging Workplace Innovation Trends For 2020

Rahi Systems, a leading IT Infrastructure Provider based in County Limerick, has revealed the top digitalisation trends that will reshape

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€28 Million Economic Stimulus Package For the Border Region

    €28 Million Economic Stimulus Package For the Border Region

The Government has announced details of a special €28 million economic stimulus package for the Border region. The package, which

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Irish Enterprises to Spend €715K on Making Tech Sustainable This Year

    Irish Enterprises to Spend €715K on Making Tech Sustainable This Year

Expleo, the technology partner for innovative companies, has announced the results of a survey which found that the average Irish

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Driving Productivity Key to Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth

    Driving Productivity Key to Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth

The NCC (National Competitiveness Council) has launched Ireland’s Competitiveness Challenge 2019 report. Building on the Council’s previous reports, the Competitiveness Challenge 2019 notes that

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5-year Plan to Future-proof the Manufacturing Sector

    5-year Plan to Future-proof the Manufacturing Sector

The Government recently launched Ireland’s Industry 4.0 Strategy at the Irish Manufacturing Research Centre in Mullingar to help firms respond

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New Brexit Business Survey – SMEs Urged to Ramp Up Preparations

    New Brexit Business Survey – SMEs Urged to Ramp Up Preparations

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Innovation has published the findings of a new Brexit survey. The Behaviour & Attitudes

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Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2020 But at a Reduced Rate

    Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2020 But at a Reduced Rate

The Irish economy looks set to register strong growth again in 2019 with GDP likely to increase by almost 6

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