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Launch of new National Enterprise Hub

    Launch of new National Enterprise Hub

The Irish Government has launched the National Enterprise Hub, a new all-of-Government service staffed by experts and trained advisors, which is focused on helping businesses access a range of Government

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Wrightbus has contributed more than £1.5 billion to the UK economy

    Wrightbus has contributed more than £1.5 billion to the UK economy

The rebirth of Northern Ireland bus-maker Wrightbus has contributed more than £1.5 billion to the UK economy thanks to its support for home-grown suppliers and a UK workforce. Wrightbus has

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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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Applications open for the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme 2024

    Applications open for the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme 2024

Applications for the 2024 funding round of the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme (CEIGS) are now open. This grant scheme aims to support innovation and circular economy projects by social

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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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Revive Active opens 10,000 sq ft state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mullingar

    Revive Active opens 10,000 sq ft state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mullingar

Revive Active, Ireland’s No1 VMS brand, has opened its second state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mullingar, County Westmeath. This new 10,000 sq ft factory comes on the back of Revive Active’s

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Kerry Dairy Ireland opens state-of-the-art cheestrings facility in Charleville

    Kerry Dairy Ireland opens state-of-the-art cheestrings facility in Charleville

Kerry Dairy Ireland, a division of Kerry Group, has announced the official opening of its new Cheestrings facility in Charleville, County Cork. The expanded plant represents a significant investment in

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Made Smarter Adoption Awards recognise digital transformation champions among UK SME manufacturers

    Made Smarter Adoption Awards recognise digital transformation champions among UK SME manufacturers

Made Smarter, the movement connecting manufacturers to technology and skills, has launched a national awards programme to celebrate digital transformation among SME manufacturers. The Made Smarter Adoption Awards champion 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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63% of Irish businesses admit to struggling with too many systems

    63% of Irish businesses admit to struggling with too many systems

In an era marked by an explosion of documents, information and data, a recent survey of industry leaders, carried out by document and information management consultancy, Convergent, sheds light on

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€24 million invested in start-ups in 2023 by Enterprise Ireland

    €24 million invested in start-ups in 2023 by Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland, the government agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish companies in global markets, invested €24 million in Irish start-ups and supported a total of 156 start-up

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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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New projects sought for €500 million Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    New projects sought for €500 million Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

Call 7 of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) has been launched. The aim of the Fund is to encourage collaborations by industry and research sector into the development and

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IceMOS Technology one of only ten exceptional exporters honoured in UK Government’s Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards

    IceMOS Technology one of only ten exceptional exporters honoured in UK Government’s Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards

Semiconductor technology firm, IceMOS Technology Corporation is among the 2024 winners of the Department for Business and Trade’s (DBT) Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards. Now in

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Labour Market Pulse reveals generative AI will be a catalyst for enhancing workforce productivity and Ireland’s competitiveness

    Labour Market Pulse reveals generative AI will be a catalyst for enhancing workforce productivity and Ireland’s competitiveness

IDA Ireland, in collaboration with Microsoft and LinkedIn, has published the latest in its Labour Market Pulse report series which provides insights and trends from the Irish labour market to

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ATU Innovation Hub secures €45.75 million of Disruptive Technologies Innovation Funding (DTIF)

    ATU Innovation Hub secures €45.75 million of Disruptive Technologies Innovation Funding (DTIF)

Demonstrating a commitment to innovation and technological advancement, Atlantic Technological University’s (ATU) Innovation Hubs (iHubs) have achieved outstanding success within the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF), with its Galway iHub

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AstraZeneca’s 25-year milestone

    AstraZeneca’s 25-year milestone

AstraZeneca is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the merger of Swedish Astra AB and UK-based Zeneca Group PLC in 1999. The merger catalysed the company’s growth into a global leader

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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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Funding of €6.8 million announced for sustainable disruptive technology MedTech project

    Funding of €6.8 million announced for sustainable disruptive technology MedTech project

The Irish Government has announced funding of a further €6.8 million for a twelfth project under Call 6 of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF). Minister for Enterprise, Trade and

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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 across a wide range of sectors. The report highlights the

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Irish CFOs forecast strong growth in 2024, prioritise cost control, investments in AI & sustainability reporting

    Irish CFOs forecast strong growth in 2024, prioritise cost control, investments in AI & sustainability reporting

Irish CFOs are forecasting strong growth in their organisations this year, with a consensus projection of 11% growth for 2024

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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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PAC Group to invest £1.3 million following £2.8 million contract wins

    PAC Group to invest £1.3 million following £2.8 million contract wins

Belfast-based engineering firm, PAC Group has announced an investment of £1.3 million which will see it expand its team with

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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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Peter Williamson takes his seat as the new chair of Make UK Affiliate Partner Board

    Peter Williamson takes his seat as the new chair of Make UK Affiliate Partner Board

Automate UK CEO, Peter Williamson has been appointed as the new chair of the Make UK affiliate partner board. He

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ESG in British Manufacturing

    ESG in British Manufacturing

Britain’s manufacturers are stepping up their ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) commitments as the topic rises rapidly on the boardroom

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Drone Summit and Mobility Now Conference – 1st & 2nd March 2024 – RDS, Dublin

    Drone Summit and Mobility Now Conference – 1st & 2nd March 2024 – RDS, Dublin

The advent of the railways, motorised road vehicles and air travel has revolutionised transport and society during the last two

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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

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86% of SMEs optimistic about business environment in Ireland in 2024, up from 70% in 2023

    86% of SMEs optimistic about business environment in Ireland in 2024, up from 70% in 2023

86% of SMEs are optimistic about the business environment in Ireland this year, according to the Melior Funding for Growth

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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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Flowcopter lands funding from Scottish Enterprise to develop greener, greater drones to rival helicopters

    Flowcopter lands funding from Scottish Enterprise to develop greener, greater drones to rival helicopters

A drone technology manufacturer has received almost £1 million from Scottish Enterprise to support the development of a new hybrid,

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Nominations now open for 2024 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme

    Nominations now open for 2024 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme

The 2024 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) programme is officially open for nominations. Entrepreneurs from emerging, established, and international

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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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New AI Accelerator Programme for start-ups at University College Dublin

    New AI Accelerator Programme for start-ups at University College Dublin

A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) accelerator programme for start-ups has been launched at University College Dublin (UCD).  The 6-month AI

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Employment in Enterprise Ireland supported companies increases to a record 225,495

    Employment in Enterprise Ireland supported companies increases to a record 225,495

Employment in client companies of Enterprise Ireland increased to a total of 225,495 in 2023, the highest ever recorded. The

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APC & VLE Therapeutics announces €100 million expansion to establish ‘The Medicine Accelerator Campus’ in Cherrywood, Dublin

    APC & VLE Therapeutics announces €100 million expansion to establish ‘The Medicine Accelerator Campus’ in Cherrywood, Dublin

The Medicine Accelerator, the Irish multinational group responsible for breakthrough pharma process research and development (APC) and Manufacture (VLE), has

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£38 million funding to upgrade the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre

    £38 million funding to upgrade the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre

The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) has secured funding to upgrade the facility to support innovation projects for high-tech developers

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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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C&D Foods to invest €48 million in Longford facility

    C&D Foods to invest €48 million in Longford facility

The petfood division of ABP Food Group, C&D Foods, has announced an investment of €48 million for its flagship facility

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£12 million to deliver UK’s national battery materials scale up facility

    £12 million to deliver UK’s national battery materials scale up facility

The faraday battery challenge (FBC) has awarded the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult £12 million to deliver the facility through

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IDA Ireland reports strong annual results for 2023

    IDA Ireland reports strong annual results for 2023

IDA Ireland has reported strong annual results for 2023 showing an increased number of investments, steady levels of employment across

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Majority of Irish SMEs confident about 2024

    Majority of Irish SMEs confident about 2024

A new economic survey, by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), has found that 80% of SMEs are either

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Multi-million-pound funding boost for medical device innovation in Scotland

    Multi-million-pound funding boost for medical device innovation in Scotland

Scottish companies are to benefit from three years of further support from the Medical Device Manufacturing Centre. The Medical Device

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€33.4 million knowledge transfer funding programme launched

    €33.4 million knowledge transfer funding programme launched

KT Boost, a new four-year, €33.4 million knowledge transfer funding programme for Irish universities and technological universities (TUs), has been

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Sam Moffett of Moffett Automated Storage named 2023 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

    Sam Moffett of Moffett Automated Storage named 2023 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

Sam Moffett (pictured), Managing Director and Founder of Moffett Automated Storage Ltd in Monaghan, has been named the emerging and

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€16.5 million capital investment in equipment for Irish industry research

    €16.5 million capital investment in equipment for Irish industry research

The successful applicants to the 2023 Capital Equipment Fund administered by Enterprise Ireland through the Technology Gateway and Technology Centre

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Bonafi launches Life Sciences Platform and opens Meath office

    Bonafi launches Life Sciences Platform and opens Meath office

Bonafi Limited, a pioneer in compliance technology for the life sciences sector, has officially opened its new office space at

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Limerick-based Mavarick announced as Overall Winner of Annual InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition

    Limerick-based Mavarick announced as Overall Winner of Annual InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition

Mavarick has been announced as the overall winner of the InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition, walking away with a cash prize

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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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UK industry risks falling behind on AI and automation as competitors steal a march

    UK industry risks falling behind on AI and automation as competitors steal a march

Britain’s manufacturing sector is warning the UK risks falling behind its international rivals in the race to embrace cutting edge

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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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Ornua unveils new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park

    Ornua unveils new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park

Ornua, the owner of Kerrygold, has unveiled a new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park, its flagship butter production facility

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Sinéad Crowther of Soothing Solutions announced as HPSU ‘Founder of the Year 2023’ at Enterprise Ireland awards

    Sinéad Crowther of Soothing Solutions announced as HPSU ‘Founder of the Year 2023’ at Enterprise Ireland awards

Sinéad Crowther (pictured right), Founder and CEO of Soothing Solutions, has been named the Enterprise Ireland High-Potential Start-Up (HPSU) Founder

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Expanded Port of Aberdeen’s multi-billion pound economic and jobs boost

    Expanded Port of Aberdeen’s multi-billion pound economic and jobs boost

Port of Aberdeen’s transformational £420 million expansion project has been officially opened, catalysing a multi-billion pound economic and jobs boost

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