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Roslin Innovation Centre boosts UK economy

    Roslin Innovation Centre boosts UK economy

Edinburgh’s Roslin Innovation Centre (RIC) has had a positive impact on the local, regional and national economy, a new report shows. An independent review has revealed that the RIC has delivered

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218,178 now employed by Enterprise Ireland client companies

    218,178 now employed by Enterprise Ireland client companies

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, has announced the creation of 19,660 new jobs by Enterprise Ireland client companies in 2022. The jobs growth translates

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Integrated Food Projects rebrands to NIRAS

    Integrated Food Projects rebrands to NIRAS

NIRAS has announced that its UK-based food and beverage capital investment expert, Integrated Food Projects (IFP) will rebrand and operate as NIRAS – creating the UK’s largest food and beverage

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Majority of Irish businesses have positive outlook for 2023

    Majority of Irish businesses have positive outlook for 2023

The majority (84%) of businesses are either as confident or more confident about the year ahead than they were twelve months ago, according to a new survey by the Association

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Government sets out Ireland’s ambition for a green and digital economy

    Government sets out Ireland’s ambition for a green and digital economy

The Irish Government has launched the White Paper on Enterprise. Following a review of enterprise policy launched earlier this year, which involved public consultation and engagement of an international advisory panel

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Launch of Skills for Better Business – a new resource for Irish SMEs

    Launch of Skills for Better Business – a new resource for Irish SMEs

The Irish Government has launched Skills for Better Business, a two-part initiative aimed at assisting SME owners and managers across Ireland. Skills for Better Business comprises an Online Tool for management skills

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£30 million fund to advance life-changing cancer therapeutics

    £30 million fund to advance life-changing cancer therapeutics

Innovate UK is launching a new £30 million fund to advance life-changing cancer therapeutics delivered through the Biomedical Catalyst (BMC) programme. This initiative aims to unleash business-led innovation from the

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New ESRI research compares productivity levels in Ireland and Northern Ireland

    New ESRI research compares productivity levels in Ireland and Northern Ireland

The Economic and Social Research Institute in partnership with the Shared Island unit in the Department of the Taoiseach have produced and published the first comprehensive study comparing productivity in

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UK CV production up for 10th straight month in October

    UK CV production up for 10th straight month in October

UK commercial vehicle (CV) production grew by 10.7% in October, with 8,740 vans, buses, trucks, coaches and taxis rolling off British factory lines, according to the latest figures released today

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Major change for small Irish companies

    Major change for small Irish companies

Thousands more Irish companies will now be eligible for Government export grants in a move designed to fill a crucial gap and help strengthen Ireland’s indigenous SMEs. The Government has

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£17.6 million innovation support programme set to fuel green heat economy in Scotland

    £17.6 million innovation support programme set to fuel green heat economy in Scotland

Scottish Enterprise has launched a new Green Heat Innovation Support Programme worth up to £17.6 million for companies across Scotland covering industries from manufacturing to technology innovators and the heating

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Strengthening of Irish and UK business relations

    Strengthening of Irish and UK business relations

Taoiseach Micheál Martin visited Manchester recently to mark the strengthening of Irish and UK business relations in the North of England. The trade visit was led by Enterprise Ireland. During

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Uform Agrees PE Investment with Cardinal Ireland Partners

    Uform Agrees PE Investment with Cardinal Ireland Partners

Cardinal Ireland Partners, the Irish private equity growth fund managed by Cardinal Capital Group, has invested in Uform, with plans to scale the business. Founded in 1993 by Eamon and

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£14 million funding for sustainable smart factory projects

    £14 million funding for sustainable smart factory projects

£14 million has been awarded to projects that harness digital technology to drive energy efficiency, productivity and growth across key manufacturing industries. UK Research and Innovation has announced the winners

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How to Stay Competitive – Scottish Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

    How to Stay Competitive – Scottish Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is being held at the SEC Glasgow on Thursday, 13th of October 2022, will be the largest event of its kind

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Launchpads to deliver local growth through innovation support in the UK

    Launchpads to deliver local growth through innovation support in the UK

A pioneering initiative will build on local innovation strengths, supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to deliver jobs, growth, and higher productivity. The first Launchpad pilot areas have been announced

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Scottish Enterprise – Can you rise to the green heat hub grand challenge?

    Scottish Enterprise – Can you rise to the green heat hub grand challenge?

Scottish Enterprise has launched a Green Heat Hub Grand Challenge to encourage innovation around the green heat solutions of the future, from heat pumps to battery technology, that will lead

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Independent Robotics Advisors Gain & Co Launch UK Operation to Transform Manufacturing Industry

    Independent Robotics Advisors Gain & Co Launch UK Operation to Transform Manufacturing Industry

The need for robots and automation is increasing rapidly among businesses in the UK. To meet demand and help transform the industry, independent advisors Gain & Co are launching their

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New funding announced to help the UK PEMD industry scale-up

    New funding announced to help the UK PEMD industry scale-up

Projects are being sought to share £5 million in funding and improve power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) manufacturing supply chains in the UK. Run by Innovate UK the ‘PEMD

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100 new jobs and additional footprint expansion announced by ICS Medical Devices

    100 new jobs and additional footprint expansion announced by ICS Medical Devices

ICS Medical Devices, a leading catheter design & manufacturing services provider, has officially opened its new manufacturing and R&D facility in Galway. The company also announced plans to create 100

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STFC celebrates £100 million raised by space tech start-ups

    STFC celebrates £100 million raised by space tech start-ups

UK start-ups at the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre United Kingdom (ESA BIC UK) have raised over £100 million in equity investment collectively. Part of the world’s largest business

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IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Award Winners 2022

    IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Award Winners 2022

The 2022 IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards, in partnership with Premier Publishing & Events, were revealed at a special ceremony and gala dinner held recently at the Kilashee Hotel,

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FANUC Opens First Dedicated Irish Robotics Facility

    FANUC Opens First Dedicated Irish Robotics Facility

In response to increased demand from its Irish customer base, leading robotics and automation company FANUC will officially open the doors to its first ever dedicated facility in Ireland on

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University of Strathclyde graduates on track to deliver the world’s first all-electric jet engine

    University of Strathclyde graduates on track to deliver the world’s first all-electric jet engine

Scottish start-up Mako Aerospace based in Dunfermline, has teamed up with the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), operated by the

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National Manufacturing Institute Scotland appoints former UKRI Challenge Director as Chief Executive Officer

    National Manufacturing Institute Scotland appoints former UKRI Challenge Director as Chief Executive Officer

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) has appointed former UKRI Made Smarter Innovation Challenge Director, Chris Courtney, as Chief Executive Officer.

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UKRI unveils plan to deliver outstanding research and innovation

    UKRI unveils plan to deliver outstanding research and innovation

UKRI’s corporate plan demonstrates how the world-class research and innovation UKRI supports will drive economic, social, environmental and cultural benefits

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Invest NI marks 20 years in business

    Invest NI marks 20 years in business

Invest Northern Ireland is marking 20 years of supporting business growth across Northern Ireland. Since establishing in 2002 Invest Northern

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Xerotech to create 50 new jobs at its Galway facility

    Xerotech to create 50 new jobs at its Galway facility

Xerotech, a leading supplier of advanced battery systems, has announced a significant expansion of its operations at its Claregalway manufacturing

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Call for financial support for Irish SMEs amid ongoing energy crisis

    Call for financial support for Irish SMEs amid ongoing energy crisis

The Irish SME Association (ISME) is calling on the Government to provide greater levels of support for SME businesses in

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Improving resource and energy efficiency in the UK’s foundation industries

    Improving resource and energy efficiency in the UK’s foundation industries

15 innovative new projects have been announced to improve resource and energy efficiency in UK’s foundation industry companies and supply

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Moffett Automated Storage opens new Head Office – Plans to create 30 new jobs

    Moffett Automated Storage opens new Head Office – Plans to create 30 new jobs

The rapid global expansion of Irish warehousing innovators Moffett Automated Storage has led to the announcement of 30 new specialist

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Boyne Valley Food Hub to be at the forefront of innovation in vibrant Irish food sector

    Boyne Valley Food Hub to be at the forefront of innovation in vibrant Irish food sector

The sod has been turned at the Boyne Valley Food Hub, a flagship project of the Boyne Valley Food Innovation

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Award for ReCover Packaging for new technology which reduces food waste and improves plastic recycling

    Award for ReCover Packaging for new technology which reduces food waste and improves plastic recycling

An innovative and entrepreneurial Scottish company which makes a significant contribution to food safety and reducing unrecyclable plastic waste has

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Invest NI 2021/22 performance strong despite economic and delivery challenges

    Invest NI 2021/22 performance strong despite economic and delivery challenges

In 2021/22 Invest NI made just over 2,500 offers to businesses throughout Northern Ireland to the value of £99 million,

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UK Manufacturing Growth Forecasts Fall by a Quarter in Six Months

    UK Manufacturing Growth Forecasts Fall by a Quarter in Six Months

The percentage of small businesses in the manufacturing sector predicting growth has fallen since the start of the year –

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Cambridge spin-out Nyobolt raises £50 million to lead the future of sustainable energy storage

    Cambridge spin-out Nyobolt raises £50 million to lead the future of sustainable energy storage

Nyobolt, the pioneer of end-to-end fast-charging battery systems, has secured £50 million funding which will enable the company to enter

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40 years of Medtronic in Ireland

    40 years of Medtronic in Ireland

IDA Ireland, together with Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar recently attended a 40-year celebration at

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Exports by Enterprise Ireland backed companies increased by 12% to record level in 2021

    Exports by Enterprise Ireland backed companies increased by 12% to record level in 2021

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies to grow and expand in international markets, saw exports by

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Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

    Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is being held at the SEC Glasgow on the 13th of

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Plan to Help Every Irish Region Play to its Strengths

    Plan to Help Every Irish Region Play to its Strengths

The Government has published Ireland’s new National Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) 2022-2027 to identify and invest in the strengths and opportunities

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The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) in Dundalk Hosts Portuguese Trade Delegation

    The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) in Dundalk Hosts Portuguese Trade Delegation

The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) in Dundalk has hosted a delegation of political and business leaders from

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62% of Businesses in Ireland Forge Ahead with Expansion Plans Despite Economic Concerns

    62% of Businesses in Ireland Forge Ahead with Expansion Plans Despite Economic Concerns

Businesses around the world are planning major investments in digital technologies to support ambitious expansion plans following lessons learned from

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£3.2 million for food and drink tech hub in Scottish Highlands

    £3.2 million for food and drink tech hub in Scottish Highlands

A project to create a food and drink technology centre in the Highlands has secured more than £3.2 million investment

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Despite significant global economic headwinds, FDI continues to prove resilient in Ireland

    Despite significant global economic headwinds, FDI continues to prove resilient in Ireland

IDA Ireland, the inward investment agency of the Irish Government, has reported significant investment growth in the first half of

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Manufacturing Industry in the Irish Border Region Works Together to Compete on International Market

    Manufacturing Industry in the Irish Border Region Works Together to Compete on International Market

A new manufacturing cluster to help develop the industry in the border region to compete on a national and international

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Next Stage of New European Digital Innovation Hubs

    Next Stage of New European Digital Innovation Hubs

The European Commission has announced that CeADAR based in UCD, Dublin, and the FactoryxChange consortium in the Irish Midlands are

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Bringing quantum technologies into the real world

    Bringing quantum technologies into the real world

From tackling climate change to improving digital security, the UK is revolutionising multiple industries by harnessing the power of quantum

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – TEC, Belfast – 23rd June 2022

    Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – TEC, Belfast – 23rd June 2022

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

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ISME Launches New Finance Solution for Irish Businesses

    ISME Launches New Finance Solution for Irish Businesses

An exciting new business funding matching tool that will revolutionise access to finance for businesses in Ireland has been launched by

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First Irishman to be awarded Prestigious SHINGO Prize™ Publication Award

    First Irishman to be awarded Prestigious SHINGO Prize™ Publication Award

John Quirke, Life Science Practice Leader at the Dublin office of global consulting company, S A Partners, has been awarded

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ActionZero establishes manufacturing and research development centre in Ireland

    ActionZero establishes manufacturing and research development centre in Ireland

ActionZero, an Irish-owned climate technology company, has announced the establishment of its new manufacturing, research and  development centre in Tralee

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Valeo has produced its 100 millionth camera at its Tuam site in Ireland

    Valeo has produced its 100 millionth camera at its Tuam site in Ireland

Valeo has produced its one hundred millionth automotive nearfield camera, which gives the car its rear and surround vision, at

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HBAN syndicates lead €1.9 million investment in SymPhysis Medical

    HBAN syndicates lead €1.9 million investment in SymPhysis Medical

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

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Irish Government seeking to invest in technologies that will disrupt traditional manufacturing sector

    Irish Government seeking to invest in technologies that will disrupt traditional manufacturing sector

Call 5 of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF), with a particular focus on the Advanced and Smart Manufacturing sector,

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i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

    i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

Market leading aluminium foil tray manufacturer, i2r Packaging Solutions, has been awarded with a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this

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xWave Technologies and CeADAR Announce AI Innovation Partnership

    xWave Technologies and CeADAR Announce AI Innovation Partnership

xWave Technologies, an Irish healthtech start-up headquartered at NovaUCD, and CeADAR, Ireland’s Centre for Applied AI, at University College Dublin,

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2022 – 25th & 26th May, Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2022 – 25th & 26th May, Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

The 2022 National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition will be held over two days – on 25th and 26th of May

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InoBat launches UK office as part of global expansion

    InoBat launches UK office as part of global expansion

InoBat has launched an office located at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Warwick Innovation Centre. The start-up company, headquartered

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