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Britishvolt confirms UK Government funding boost for its £3.8 billion battery cell gigaplant

    Britishvolt confirms UK Government funding boost for its £3.8 billion battery cell gigaplant

Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt has confirmed that it is to receive funding from the UK Government through its Automotive Transformation Fund run by the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK. The ATF

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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, which will contribute to £573 million investment in the local

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UK projects aim to reduce waste and improve energy efficiency

    UK projects aim to reduce waste and improve energy efficiency

Eight innovative new projects aim to transform the sustainability of the UK’s foundation industry companies and supply chains. The projects have secured a combined £24 million of UK Research and

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European Commission approves €500 million Irish scheme to support investment towards a sustainable recovery

    European Commission approves €500 million Irish scheme to support investment towards a sustainable recovery

The European Commission has approved a €500 million Irish investment support scheme aimed at incentivising companies to accelerate or expand capital investment in Ireland, including in relation to green and

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New Construction Technology Centre in Ireland

    New Construction Technology Centre in Ireland

The Irish Government has announced funding of €5 million, over 5 years, for the establishment of a Construction Technology Centre to accelerate research and innovation within the construction and built

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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 a stage of manufacturing at scale. The £50 million Series

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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 Medtronic’s Parkmore facility in Galway where 200 Research & Development

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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 companies it supports increase by 12% to a record €27.29

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Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

    Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

A novel network of researchers is set to help the UK’s agri-food industry move one step closer to net zero. Funded to the tune of £5 million, the network will

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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 October 2022, will serve as a national forum for manufacturers

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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 of every region in the country. Through the European Regional Development

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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 level has been officially launched at Atlantic Technological University. The

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UK Custom Battery Manufacturer Secures Growth Funding

    UK Custom Battery Manufacturer Secures Growth Funding

A UK manufacturing company is aiming to become a £100 million turnover business by 2026 after investing almost £2 million in new machinery and equipment. Peterlee-based Alexander Battery Technologies, which

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Project SCENIC – £9 million project for Northern Ireland aerospace sector

    Project SCENIC – £9 million project for Northern Ireland aerospace sector

A major £9 million collaborative Research and Development project for the aerospace sector in Northern Ireland has been announced. ‘Project SCENIC’ is a collaboration between The Northern Ireland Technology Centre (NITC)

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€55 million to help Irish businesses plan for sustainable future – up to €1 million available to manufacturing businesses

    €55 million to help Irish businesses plan for sustainable future – up to €1 million available to manufacturing businesses

As part of its plans to take better care of the planet, the Irish Government has announced a new €55 million ‘Green Transition’ fund to help businesses move away from

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Scotland’s new cybersecurity development hub opens at Abertay University

    Scotland’s new cybersecurity development hub opens at Abertay University

Scotland’s new home for cybersecurity research, innovation, and industry growth, Abertay cyberQuarter, has officially opened at Abertay University. The £18 million hub in Abertay University’s Annie Lamont Building has been jointly

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£50 million data innovation hub to accelerate UK digital tech

    £50 million data innovation hub to accelerate UK digital tech

UK manufacturers are to have their productivity and competitiveness boosted thanks to a new digital smart factory and testbed at Ulster University. This is backed by £20 million of funds

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Prototype for game-changing ammonia plant

    Prototype for game-changing ammonia plant

Engineers are designing a green ammonia plant that can reliably and efficiently generate ammonia using only intermittent renewable energy as the source of power. The project, led by the Science

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Leading UK research facilities to move closer to net zero

    Leading UK research facilities to move closer to net zero

A leading, advanced robotics research centre is set to adopt a novel, in-house solution to tackling rising energy bills. The Institute for Safe Autonomy at the University of York plans

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UK Engineering Biology receives £20.6 million funding boost

    UK Engineering Biology receives £20.6 million funding boost

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) have invested £20.6 million into innovative projects across the UK. The latest investment by UKRI partners and

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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, has been launched. The aim of the €500 million Disruptive

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SEAI announces call for energy research and innovation projects – €20 million funding to be invested in 2022

    SEAI announces call for energy research and innovation projects – €20 million funding to be invested in 2022

The Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI) has announced a new round of Government funding for energy research and innovation. The call will support innovative energy Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D)

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UK Government to support expansion of Croda’s lipid systems manufacturing facility

    UK Government to support expansion of Croda’s lipid systems manufacturing facility

Croda International Plc, the company that uses smart science to create high performance ingredients and solutions that improve lives, has been awarded a £15.9 million grant by the UK Government

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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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How can we realise the true potential of low-carbon fuels?

    How can we realise the true potential of low-carbon fuels?

New research projects will help enable the future take-up of greener, hydrogen-based fuels in the UK. The Engineering and Physical

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UK businesses urged to take share of £1 million export funding boost

    UK businesses urged to take share of £1 million export funding boost

The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) has announced that it has made over £1 million in funding available

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UK Government backs innovative businesses with new £150m loan scheme

    UK Government backs innovative businesses with new £150m loan scheme

Some of the UK’s most innovative businesses are set to benefit from a new series of loan competitions. The competitions

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Pure Roast Coffee secures first GB supermarket deal worth £1 million

    Pure Roast Coffee secures first GB supermarket deal worth £1 million

Lisburn-based coffee roasting, packaging and distribution specialist, Pure Roast Coffee, has secured its first contract with a major retailer in

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Building Britain’s low-carbon supply chain to lead net zero revolution

    Building Britain’s low-carbon supply chain to lead net zero revolution

£16.7 million of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding is going to build the manufacturing capability Britain needs to lead

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New €90 million Fund for Irish Start-ups

    New €90 million Fund for Irish Start-ups

The Irish Government has launched a new €90 million fund for Irish start-ups at Trinity College Dublin’s Tangent Ideas Workspace

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British Government loans to help SMEs build more homes

    British Government loans to help SMEs build more homes

A £1.5 billion home building fund offering loans to SMEs to help them deliver 42,000 new houses across the country

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Redesdale Group launches a new €75 million food and beverage fund in Ireland

    Redesdale Group launches a new €75 million food and beverage fund in Ireland

Redesdale Group has launched the Redesdale Food & Beverage Fund, a new €75 million fund, which will invest in the

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New wave of cutting-edge technologies supported by UK Government show potential to significantly cut carbon and costs for industry

    New wave of cutting-edge technologies supported by UK Government show potential to significantly cut carbon and  costs for industry

The UK Government-funded BEIS Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) has released the results from the initial phases of the programme,

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Irish Government Invests €70 Million to Help Food Producers Develop and Diversify Post Brexit

    Irish Government Invests €70 Million to Help Food Producers Develop and Diversify Post Brexit

The Irish Government has announced that 22 projects in the meat and dairy sectors across the country will receive funding to

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New European fund to scale up timber construction

    New European fund to scale up timber construction

A network of pioneering developers, designers, investors and insurers have launched a multi-million euro fund to scale up timber construction. Engineers

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3,000 additional jobs enabled by launch of expanded Guinness Enterprise Centre incubator

    3,000 additional jobs enabled by launch of expanded Guinness Enterprise Centre incubator

Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC), a top global incubator in the heart of Dublin City, has launched its new 100,000 sq

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Irish Government launches Call 4 of Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    Irish Government launches Call 4 of Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Irish Government has launched call 4 of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF). The aim of the fund is

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€20.5 million funding recommendation by the European Commission for five Irish start-ups

    €20.5 million funding recommendation by the European Commission for five Irish start-ups

The European Commission has released evaluation results showing that five Enterprise Ireland-backed companies have been recommended for more than €20.5

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Eatron and WMG win funding for project COBRA

    Eatron and WMG win funding for project COBRA

A new partnership between Eatron Technologies and WMG has been formed for the COBRA (‘Cloud/Onboard Battery Remaining useful life Algorithm)

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Irish tech companies raise record venture capital funding

    Irish tech companies raise record venture capital funding

Venture capital investment into Irish tech firms in the second quarter this year hit a record €392 million, up 7.6%

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New modular factory to produce 5000 homes a year

    New modular factory to produce 5000 homes a year

A new steel frame modular housebuilder opened its first factory recently intending to build 5000 new homes a year within

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Dublin City University calls on entrepreneurs looking to launch their next great business idea

    Dublin City University calls on entrepreneurs looking to launch their next great business idea

Dublin City University is calling on anyone with a great early-stage business idea which is based on technology, to take

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New SEAI scheme will support SMEs to take control of their energy use

    New SEAI scheme will support SMEs to take control of their energy use

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is encouraging Irish SMEs to take control of their energy use with the launch

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Invest NI describes 2020/21 as a year of business resilience

    Invest NI describes 2020/21 as a year of business resilience

Invest Northern Ireland has released its end of year results, including the final outturn against its four year business strategy

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ÉireComposites, Manna and NUIG secure funding to advance airframe Manufacturing

    ÉireComposites, Manna and NUIG secure funding to advance airframe Manufacturing

ÉireComposites, an innovative design, manufacturing and testing company based in County Galway, has announced a partnership with Manna Galway that

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Food manufacturers secure Made Smarter support

    Food manufacturers secure Made Smarter support

Food manufacturers have secured support from a programme helping businesses boost productivity and growth using digital tools. The latest businesses

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Decom Engineering invests in R&D to win business in Europe and Malaysia

    Decom Engineering invests in R&D to win business in Europe and Malaysia

Decom Engineering Ltd, based at Cookstown in Northern Ireland, has invested in Research & Development (R&D) to create world first

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Enterprise Ireland encourages companies to start planning for a green future now

    Enterprise Ireland encourages companies to start planning for a green future now

Irish manufacturing and exporting companies have an important role to play in reducing emissions and building a more sustainable future

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SME builders give thumbs up to £150 million to kickstart ‘made to order’ homes

    SME builders give thumbs up to £150 million to kickstart ‘made to order’ homes

Smaller builders could benefit from a £150 million ‘help to build’ fund to make it easier for people to commission

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€95 million for ground-breaking projects under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    €95 million for ground-breaking projects under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Irish Government has announced that 29 exciting new projects have succeeded in securing funding under the third round of

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New Climate Fund to Help Irish Businesses Adapt

    New Climate Fund to Help Irish Businesses Adapt

The Irish Government has launched the Climate Enterprise Action Fund with an initial allocation of €10 million. The Fund, which

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€338,000 for New Technology Gateway to Help Business Become More Energy Efficient

    €338,000 for New Technology Gateway to Help Business Become More Energy Efficient

The Government has announced funding of €338,000 to establish a new Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway for the North-East in Dundalk

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Welsh food and drink manufacturers offered support to improve sustainability

    Welsh food and drink manufacturers offered support to improve sustainability

Welsh food and drink companies are being offered funded support to help improve their sustainability. Eligible companies can receive assistance

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Anaeko to invest £1.5 million in 15 new jobs for Belfast and Enniskillen

    Anaeko to invest £1.5 million in 15 new jobs for Belfast and Enniskillen

Software company Anaeko is investing over £1.5 million to create 15 new jobs across its Belfast and Enniskillen offices to

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Oxford-Cambridge arc to be UK’s answer to the Silicon Valley

    Oxford-Cambridge arc to be UK’s answer to the Silicon Valley

A spatial framework mapping out the route for the Oxford-Cambridge arc to expand dramatically with more than one million new

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NI Chamber coronavirus survey – Extension of business support mechanisms critical

    NI Chamber coronavirus survey – Extension of business support mechanisms critical

Results from the latest Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) survey on the impact of Coronavirus confirm

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First Call for €100 million Brexit Scheme for Irish Agri-food Sector

    First Call for €100 million Brexit Scheme for Irish Agri-food Sector

The Irish Government has opened the first call for applications under its €100m Scheme for the Agri-food sector. The Scheme

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Skillnet Ireland launches 5-year Strategy to Transform Irish Business through Talent

    Skillnet Ireland launches 5-year Strategy to Transform Irish Business through Talent

Skillnet Ireland has launched their new strategy, Transforming Business Through Talent 2021-2025. The strategy sets out ambitious targets over the course

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