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Spin-out SOLVE to digitally transform chemical manufacturing

    Spin-out SOLVE to digitally transform chemical manufacturing

A new spin-out will use artificial intelligence and innovative experimental methods to improve the manufacturing of products such as drugs and fertilisers. Pandemic-beating drugs could enter production more quickly and

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Ireland climbs to 5th in latest EY Renewable Energy Attractiveness Index

    Ireland climbs to 5th in latest EY Renewable Energy Attractiveness Index

Ireland is the 5th most attractive country to invest in renewable energy projects on a GDP-normalised basis, according to the latest EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, as ambitious energy transition

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Ireland’s FDI economic impact remains strong reflecting steady delivery of growth and transformative investments

    Ireland’s FDI economic impact remains strong reflecting steady delivery of growth and transformative investments

Ireland’s proposition for FDI investment remains strong according to IDA Ireland following publication of its mid-year results for 2024 alongside its latest Annual Report. IDA Ireland continues to deliver an

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Invest NI supports half a billion investment in future economic growth and business success

    Invest NI supports half a billion investment in future economic growth and business success

Over half a billion of investment will be made in the Northern Ireland economy as a result of Invest Northern Ireland support. In 2023/24 Invest NI offered £93 million of

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Adopting circular economy principles could add an additional £475 million to Northern Ireland’s economy and boost Ireland’s economy by €2.3 billion

    Adopting circular economy principles could add an additional £475 million to Northern Ireland’s economy and boost Ireland’s economy by €2.3 billion

Cross-border co-operation on sustainability took a leap forward with the first meeting of the All-Island Circular Economy Forum. InterTradeIreland, the all-island economic development agency, brought together Government departments and agencies across

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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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Enterprise Ireland announces client exports of €34.57 billion in 2023

    Enterprise Ireland announces client exports of €34.57 billion in 2023

Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government’s trade and innovation agency, has announced that client exports reached a record €34.57 billion in 2023, a new record for Irish exporters, supported by the

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€300 million to drive the decarbonisation of Irish manufacturing sectors

    €300 million to drive the decarbonisation of Irish manufacturing sectors

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Peter Burke, T.D.  has announced that €300 million will be available to drive the decarbonisation of Ireland’s industrial emitters over the coming years.

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All-Island focus key to boosting economic prosperity for Northern Ireland

    All-Island focus key to boosting economic prosperity for Northern Ireland

Trade NI has said that greater economic co-operation across the island of Ireland is key to prosperity in Northern Ireland. A report from Trade NI concluded that collaboration, investment in

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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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Enterprise Ireland-supported companies in the food and drink sector spent €165 million on R&D activities in 2023

    Enterprise Ireland-supported companies in the food and drink sector spent €165 million on R&D activities in 2023

Enterprise Ireland saw investment in R&D activities by companies it supports in the Food and Drink sector reach €165 million in 2023. 123 companies operating in the sector spent €100,000

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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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Northern Ireland businesses urged to seize trade opportunities

    Northern Ireland businesses urged to seize trade opportunities

“Trade opportunities should be seized and maximised,” advised  Economy Minister, Conor Murphy when speaking at the recent launch of Invest Northern Ireland’s international trade calendar of events and trade missions.

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New campaign links Scottish manufacturers with energy transition opportunities

    New campaign links Scottish manufacturers with energy transition opportunities

A new campaign by Scotland’s national and international economic development agency Scottish Enterprise aims to alert businesses – particularly SMEs – to potential supply chain opportunities in the energy transition sector.

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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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NIBRT opens new Advanced Therapies manufacturing research & training facility

    NIBRT opens new Advanced Therapies manufacturing research & training facility

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) has officially launched a new advanced therapies facility. This expansion will increase NIBRT’s capacity and capability to conduct manufacturing-focused research and

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£86 million investment to accelerate UK development of super turbines

    £86 million investment to accelerate UK development of super turbines

Ambitious plans to keep the UK at the forefront of technology development in offshore wind have been given the green light. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will provide £85.6 million

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Diageo to invest €100 million at St James’s Gate site in Dublin

    Diageo to invest €100 million at St James’s Gate site in Dublin

Diageo has announced plans to invest over €100 million to decarbonise its historic St. James’s Gate site in Dublin 8, where Guinness has been brewed for 264 years. The investment

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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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Greene King to invest £40 million in new state-of-the-art brewery

    Greene King to invest £40 million in new state-of-the-art brewery

Greene King, the UK’s leading pub company and brewer, has announced that it will invest £40 million in developing a new state-of-the-art brewery at Bury St Edmunds in England. The

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Ireland’s second electrification revolution

    Ireland’s second electrification revolution

Nearly 80 years since the launch of the Rural Electrification Scheme, which transformed Ireland into a modern economy, a new organisation has been formed to promote Ireland’s second Electrification Revolution.

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Norbev increases turnover by over 50% following £300,000 investment in skills development

    Norbev increases turnover by over 50% following £300,000 investment in skills development

Ballymena -based soft drinks manufacturer, Norbev has increased its turnover by over 50 per cent following an investment of almost £300,000 in the up-skilling of its staff. Founded in 1919,

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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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Northern Ireland Maritime & Offshore Network (NIMO) launched to propel maritime excellence

    Northern Ireland Maritime & Offshore Network (NIMO) launched to propel maritime excellence

Northern Ireland’s maritime and offshore sectors are set to reach new heights with the launch of the Northern Ireland Maritime

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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:

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New Hartree Centre strategy advances computing for UK industry

    New Hartree Centre strategy advances computing for UK industry

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre has launched its new strategy, reaffirming its commitment to unlocking the

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Astellas Ireland breaks ground on new €330 million state-of-the-art facility in Tralee

    Astellas Ireland breaks ground on new €330 million state-of-the-art facility in Tralee

Astellas Ireland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Astellas Pharma Inc, recently held a ceremony to mark the breaking of the

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New Research highlights business opportunities in the All-island Circular Economy

    New Research highlights business opportunities in the All-island Circular Economy

InterTradeIreland, the all-island economic development agency, has launched a report revealing new business opportunities available in the all-island circular economy

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National Construction Summit –18th April 2024 – Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin

    National Construction Summit –18th April 2024 – Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin

The 2024 National Construction Summit is being held on Thursday, April 18th at the Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown in Dublin.

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ESB and Bord na Móna officially launch Ireland’s largest onshore Wind Farm at Oweninny as part of €320 million investment

    ESB and Bord na Móna officially launch Ireland’s largest onshore Wind Farm at Oweninny as part of €320 million investment

Two of Ireland’s leading energy providers, ESB and Bord na Móna have officially launched Oweninny Wind Farm in North Mayo.

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Launch of ‘Powering Prosperity’ – an ambitious Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy for Ireland

    Launch of ‘Powering Prosperity’ – an ambitious Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy for Ireland

The Government has launched ‘Powering Prosperity – Ireland’s Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy’, the first strategy of its kind for Ireland.

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New LOLO service connecting Cork and Rotterdam

    New LOLO service connecting Cork and Rotterdam

The Port of Cork Company (PoCC) has welcomed the latest announcement by CLdN, one of Europe’s leading multimodal logistics providers,

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Fastest rise in Irish manufacturing output since April 2022

    Fastest rise in Irish manufacturing output since April 2022

The AIB Ireland Manufacturing PMI® survey for February 2024 indicated strengthening business conditions, with production growth accelerating to the highest

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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

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals marks special anniversary in Athlone

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals marks special anniversary in Athlone

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc recently held an event at its Athlone site to commemorate 20 years since the founding of the

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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

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Ireland recognised in fDi Intelligence’s European Cities and Regions of the Future rankings for 2024

    Ireland recognised in fDi Intelligence’s European Cities and Regions of the Future rankings for 2024

In the latest edition of the fDi Intelligence’s flagship rankings ‘European Cities and Regions of the Future 2024’, Ireland reaffirms

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€215 million Dunkettle Interchange upgrade officially opens

    €215 million Dunkettle Interchange upgrade officially opens

The Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade Scheme has officially opened, marking a significant milestone in enhancing transportation infrastructure and connectivity in Cork.

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New report identifies Ireland’s €38 billion offshore wind opportunity

    New report identifies Ireland’s €38 billion offshore wind opportunity

Achieving Ireland’s 2050 offshore wind energy targets could be worth at least €38 billion to the Irish economy, according to

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BIA Innovator Campus — the first National Centre of Excellence for Irish start-up, micro and small food businesses — officially opens in Athenry following an €8 million capital investment

    BIA Innovator Campus — the first National Centre of Excellence for Irish start-up, micro and small food businesses — officially opens in Athenry following an €8 million capital investment

Ireland’s first National Centre of Excellence dedicated to supporting start-up, micro and small food businesses has been officially opened in

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CILT Mobility & Supply Chain Summit takes place on 27th February 2024

    CILT Mobility & Supply Chain Summit takes place on 27th February 2024

This year, during Logistics & Supply Chain Skills Week as supported by the Department of Transport the CILT Mobility &

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First installed turbine at Yellow River Wind Farm marks major milestone

    First installed turbine at Yellow River Wind Farm marks major milestone

Yellow River Wind Farm, which is currently under construction in Rhode, County Offaly, has reached a key milestone following the

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Dexcom officially breaks ground on Athenry site

    Dexcom officially breaks ground on Athenry site

DexCom, a global leader in real-time continuous glucose monitoring (rtCGM) for people with diabetes, has officially broken ground on its

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Scottish Enterprise’s new focus can unlock thousands of new jobs and billions of pounds to help transform Scotland’s economy

    Scottish Enterprise’s new focus can unlock thousands of new jobs and billions of pounds to help transform Scotland’s economy

Scottish Enterprise has unveiled its future focus to help unlock thousands of new jobs and billions of pounds of global

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Scotch whisky boosts UK economy by £7.1 billion

    Scotch whisky boosts UK economy by £7.1 billion

The contribution of the Scotch Whisky industry to the UK economy reached £7.1 billion in 2022. A new report by

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MMC Ireland to lead the MMC Stage at the National Construction Summit 2024

    MMC Ireland to lead the MMC Stage at the National Construction Summit 2024

MMC Ireland, an industry organisation comprising over 60 member companies committed to promoting offsite and other modern methods of construction

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Piramal Pharma Solutions commemorates opening of its £45 million ADC manufacturing expansion in Scotland

    Piramal Pharma Solutions commemorates opening of its £45 million ADC manufacturing expansion in Scotland

Piramal Pharma Solutions (PPS), a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) and part of Piramal Pharma Ltd has celebrated the

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End of project marks new era for UK industrial decarbonisation

    End of project marks new era for UK industrial decarbonisation

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced the successful completion of a part-funded development and design phase for two projects.

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Ireland forecast to record strongest construction growth amongst 19 European countries as output declines across the Continent – Euroconstruct

    Ireland forecast to record strongest construction growth amongst 19 European countries as output declines across the Continent – Euroconstruct

Construction output in Ireland is forecast to grow at the strongest rate among 19 European countries, expanding by 3.2% this

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Irish industry ready to take up to 20% blends of hydrogen: Gas Networks Ireland Report

    Irish industry ready to take up to 20% blends of hydrogen: Gas Networks Ireland Report

More than 90% of equipment powered across industries and large businesses in Ireland is already capable of using up to

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Europlan Group announces significant contract with Sumitomo Electric

    Europlan Group announces significant contract with Sumitomo Electric

Dublin-based Europlan Group has been awarded the EPCM (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management) contract for the development of a subsea power cable

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XLCC awarded £9 million Scottish Enterprise grant to help build £1.4 billion Net Zero industry hub

    XLCC awarded £9 million Scottish Enterprise grant to help build £1.4 billion Net Zero industry hub

XLCC, the high voltage direct current cable (HVDC) manufacturing company, has been awarded a £9 million grant by Scottish Enterprise

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British Steel unveils £1.25 billion proposal to decarbonise its operations

    British Steel unveils £1.25 billion proposal to decarbonise its operations

British Steel has unveiled ambitious plans for the biggest transformation in its history – a £1.25 billion proposal to become

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IDA Ireland unveils new brand that embodies organisation’s dynamism and strategic vision

    IDA Ireland unveils new brand that embodies organisation’s dynamism and strategic vision

IDA Ireland has unveiled a new corporate identity that reflects the organisation’s steadfast commitment to its partnerships with multinational clients

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Dublin Port’s new €127 million freight terminal launched

    Dublin Port’s new €127 million freight terminal launched

Dublin Port Company (DPC) has announced the opening of T4, a newly redeveloped RoRo freight terminal in the Port costing

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UK regional SME innovation clusters to receive up to £75 million boost to economies

    UK regional SME innovation clusters to receive up to £75 million boost to economies

Regional small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) clusters of world-class innovation across the UK are being backed by a share of

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Irish dairy industry worth €17.6 billion to the economy

    Irish dairy industry worth €17.6 billion to the economy

Dairy Industry Ireland (DII), the Ibec association representing the sector, has unveiled a new comprehensive report that highlights the substantial

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Kieran Donoghue appointed Chief Executive of Invest Northern Ireland

    Kieran Donoghue appointed Chief Executive of Invest Northern Ireland

Invest Northern Ireland has announced the appointment of Kieran Donoghue (pictured above) as Chief Executive Officer. Invest Northern Ireland works

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