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National award for midlands engineering collaboration

    National award for midlands engineering collaboration

Engenuity Engineering Cluster Midlands is one of two national winners for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2020. This morning, Enterprise Ireland, in conjunction with The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise

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Training centre for innovative tech manufacturing to open in Dundalk

    Training centre for innovative tech manufacturing to open in Dundalk

Ireland is to get a ground-breaking training centre focussing exclusively on equipping workers with the manufacturing and technology skills at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution. The Louth Meath

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€3.7m investment and 40 jobs to be created in Manorhamilton

    €3.7m investment and 40 jobs to be created in Manorhamilton

North Leitrim and wider north west region are set to benefit from an investment of €3.7m in a new innovation, research and development and education centre to be opened in

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Cable Management – a Design Engineers Guide to smart solutions From Essentra Components (Ireland)

    Cable Management – a Design Engineers Guide to smart solutions From Essentra Components (Ireland)

Step by step, this free guide from Essentra Components (Ireland), takes design engineers through the process of choosing the right cable management solution. Typical applications include white goods, computers, televisions

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Gatik Debuts First-Ever Autonomous Box Truck Fleet for logistics

    Gatik Debuts First-Ever Autonomous Box Truck Fleet for logistics

Gatik, a Palo Alto-based startup deploying autonomous vehicles for business to business (B2B) short-haul logistics, today announced a new platform to serve the supply chain’s middle mile: the autonomous box truck.

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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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Output Sports Closes €1.3 Million Seed Investment Round

    Output Sports Closes €1.3 Million Seed Investment Round

Output Sports, a University College Dublin (UCD) sports technology spin-out, has closed a €1.3 million seed funding round. The funding round was led by the Atlantic Bridge University Fund, with Elkstone

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Enterprise Ireland Approves €1.14 Million Co-funding For Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Competitive Challenges

    Enterprise Ireland Approves €1.14 Million Co-funding For Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Competitive Challenges

Enterprise Ireland (EI) has approved a total of €1.14 million joint funding to drive collaborative projects, or ‘Challenges’, between innovative companies and the public sector. The Small Business Innovation Research

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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 in Irish start-ups in 2019 and supported a total of

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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 (pictured above) is to step down from her role later

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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 primary food processing sector. The investment scheme, which will have

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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 Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, has announced that

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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 benefit from support and knowledge on leading Technology Start-ups, which

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Ei Electronics Chief Receives IMR Life Time Achievement Award

    Ei Electronics Chief Receives IMR Life Time Achievement Award

Michael (Mick) Guinee, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Ei Electronics, which is one of Ireland’s leading indigenous electronics manufacturing and exporting companies, has received the IMR Life Time Achievement Award.

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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 & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which was held recently at

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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. Manufacturing will be totally reshaped,” pointed out Henrik von Scheel

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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 more than 80 senior accountancy practitioners on Irish economic conditions,

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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 Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, recruited more than

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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 was identified as one of two National Authorities throughout the

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Enterprise Ireland Announces Funding of €35,000 For Food & Drink Start-ups

    Enterprise Ireland Announces Funding of €35,000 For Food & Drink Start-ups

Enterprise Ireland has announced that it is offering up to €35,000 in funding for food and drink companies who participate in the Food Works programme in 2020. This funding is in addition to the supports already

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Record Number Now Employed by Enterprise Ireland Supported Companies

    Record Number Now Employed by Enterprise Ireland Supported Companies

The Government has reported the creation of 16,971 new jobs by Enterprise Ireland supported companies in 2019. 221,895 people are now employed in companies supported by the agency. This is

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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 applies to counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan and Louth,

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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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DuPont Acquires UCD Spin-out OxyMem

    DuPont Acquires UCD Spin-out OxyMem

DuPont has exercised its option to acquire full ownership of OxyMem Ltd, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company. OxyMem

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€65 Million For 16 Ground-breaking Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    €65 Million For 16 Ground-breaking Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Government has announced that 16 innovative projects have been successful under the second round of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation

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Enterprise Ireland Increases Eurozone Presence With New Offices in Munich and Lyon

    Enterprise Ireland Increases Eurozone Presence With New Offices in Munich and Lyon

Enterprise Ireland is expanding its footprint in the Eurozone with two new office openings in Munich, Germany, and Lyon, France.

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HBAN Passes €100 Million Angel Investment Milestone Across Island of Ireland

    HBAN Passes €100 Million Angel Investment Milestone Across Island of Ireland

HBAN, the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment and a joint initiative between Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland

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Rise of Cloud Driving Average Irish Enterprise to Spend €445,000 on Channel Partnerships in Next Year

    Rise of Cloud Driving Average Irish Enterprise to Spend €445,000 on Channel Partnerships in Next Year

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has published the findings of an independent survey exploring the views of senior enterprise IT professionals

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Firms Benefit From Over €1 Million R&D Funding Through Co-Innovate Programme

    Firms Benefit From Over €1 Million R&D Funding Through Co-Innovate Programme

Over one million Euro of investment in research and development has been awarded to companies involved in cross-border projects to

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Ambitious Female Entrepreneurs Sought For New Cycle of Development Programme

    Ambitious Female Entrepreneurs Sought For New Cycle of Development Programme

The call is now open for ambitious female entrepreneurs who are looking to scale their businesses to join the latest

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Ibec Welcomes New President

    Ibec Welcomes New President

Pat McCann, CEO of Dalata Hotel Group plc, is the new President of Ibec for 2019-2020. Pat McCann is a

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Artificial Intelligence Innovation Hub CeADAR Secures €12 Million in Funding From Enterprise Ireland

    Artificial Intelligence Innovation Hub CeADAR Secures €12 Million in Funding From Enterprise Ireland

Based in University College Dublin (UCD), in partnership with TU Dublin and supported by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, CeADAR

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Huckletree Announces European FinTech Hub in Dublin 4

    Huckletree Announces European FinTech Hub in Dublin 4

Huckletree, the pan-European co-working space operator and accelerator, has announced it will open Ireland’s first fintech co-working hub in Dublin,

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Fiid Tames the Lions Den at the 2019 National Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition

    Fiid Tames the Lions Den at the 2019 National Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition

Fiid, the producer of ambient vegan ready meals, emerged as the winning start-up business from the Lions Den competition held

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Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland Call On Government to Retain Excise Relief

    Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland Call On Government to Retain Excise Relief

The Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland (ICBI), representing 34 small independent craft breweries, have asked Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe

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Lions Den Finalists Announced For National Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition – Citywest Hotel & Convention Centre, Dublin – September 5th, 2019

    Lions Den Finalists Announced For National Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition – Citywest Hotel & Convention Centre, Dublin – September 5th, 2019

Four start-ups have been chosen to enter the ‘Lions Den’ at the National Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition

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Small Irish Snack Manufacturer Secures Major Contract With Tesco

    Small Irish Snack Manufacturer Secures Major Contract With Tesco

Pinkfinch, a County Down-based fruit snacks supplier, has secured a major contract with Tesco Ireland, which will see an estimated

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Over 28,000 Vacant Commercial Properties in Ireland

    Over 28,000 Vacant Commercial Properties in Ireland

The national commercial vacancy rate has risen to 13.3% in Q2 2019, an increase of 0.2 percentage points (pp) on

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Fulfil Announces The Hershey Company as Minority Investor

    Fulfil Announces The Hershey Company as Minority Investor

Fulfil Holdings Ltd, the owner of the snacking brand FULFIL, has announced that The Hershey Company, the US-based food group, has

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Weather Produces Mixed Outcome For Farm Enterprise Margins in 2018

    Weather Produces Mixed Outcome For Farm Enterprise Margins in 2018

Teagasc has published its annual series of farm enterprise factsheets, which outline the output, costs and profit margins for a

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Innovation Zed and SIRMA Medical Systems Sign Global Partnership

    Innovation Zed and SIRMA Medical Systems Sign Global Partnership

Innovation Zed, an Irish medtech company, has signed a global partnership and data integration agreement with SIRMA Medical Systems. As

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Teeling Whiskey Distillery ‘Maturing Nicely’ as it Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

    Teeling Whiskey Distillery ‘Maturing Nicely’ as it Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

Teeling Whiskey, the Irish whiskey producer which was founded in 2012, is celebrating the fourth anniversary of its award-winning distillery.

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Have Your Say on Skillnet Ireland Strategy

    Have Your Say on Skillnet Ireland Strategy

Skillnet Ireland is urging employers, employees, industry groups, regional groups, the general public and all interested parties to have their say

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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

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Over 150,000 Jobs Created Outside of Dublin Since 2016

    Over 150,000 Jobs Created Outside of Dublin Since 2016

Labour Force Survey (LFS) data published by the Central Statistics Office show a continued momentum in Ireland’s labour market, with

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Skillnet Ireland Launches New Network For Small Firms Sector

    Skillnet Ireland Launches New Network For Small Firms Sector

Skillnet Ireland, the national agency responsible for the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning in Ireland, has launched six new networks

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Network Ireland and AIB Extend Partnership

    Network Ireland and AIB Extend Partnership

Ireland’s leading female business organisation, Network Ireland, and AIB have agreed to extend their partnership. AIB has been the official

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Dublin Company Strong Roots Wins Local Enterprise of the Year Award

    Dublin Company Strong Roots Wins Local Enterprise of the Year Award

Fledgling Irish food company Strong Roots has won the Local Enterprise of the Year Award at the Irish Times Business

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Combilift Celebrates 21 Years in Monaghan

    Combilift Celebrates 21 Years in Monaghan

Combilift, the Monaghan-based forklift manufacturer, is celebrating 21 years in business this year. The company employs 650 people at its

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Beotanics Builds New €1 Million R&D Centre

    Beotanics Builds New €1 Million R&D Centre

Crop producer Beotanics is investing €1 million in a new research and development centre at its offices in Stoneyford, County Kilkenny. The

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Nearly 45% of Irish Employees Say Their CEO Isn’t Visible to Staff

    Nearly 45% of Irish Employees Say Their CEO Isn’t Visible to Staff

Nearly 45% of employees say that their CEO isn’t visible to staff and discourages them from dropping into their office,

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Ireland Remains Cost Competitive But Concern in Certain Areas

    Ireland Remains Cost Competitive But Concern in Certain Areas

The National Competitiveness Council has launched the ‘Cost of Doing Business in Ireland 2019’ report – a report that uses

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South East Business Expo Coincides With New Regional Enterprise Plan

    South East Business Expo Coincides With New Regional Enterprise Plan

More than 450 people visited the recent South East Business Expo, which was held at the WIT Arena in Waterford

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€750,000 Funding Available For Start-ups in All Sectors

    €750,000 Funding Available For Start-ups in All Sectors

The Government has announced the second Competitive Start Fund (CSF) of the year which will open to all sectors for

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Brexit Bounce For County Down-based Bedwin’s Ireland Operations

    Brexit Bounce For County Down-based Bedwin’s Ireland Operations

Kilkeel-based ‘Bedwin Soft Furnishing’ have increased their Republic of Ireland operations by 35% in the last 12 months, with the

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LEOs Unite to Create New Opportunity For Producers to Pitch to Top Food Buyers

    LEOs Unite to Create New Opportunity For Producers to Pitch to Top Food Buyers

Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in local authorities from all over the country have joined forces to make an unprecedented investment

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