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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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LMETB receives €11 million Government investment for its Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE)

    LMETB receives €11 million Government investment for its Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE)

The Irish Government has announced an €11 million investment in the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) in Dundalk. The AMTCE is the largest advanced manufacturing training centre of its

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New report on the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind highlights the “Unprecedented Opportunity for the Atlantic Region

    New report on the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind highlights the “Unprecedented Opportunity for the Atlantic Region

A new report identifies an unprecedented opportunity for the Atlantic Region in the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind. The study was commissioned by the Mid-West, North-West and West Regional

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Irish timber frame construction firm to expand lean and digital capabilities

    Irish timber frame construction firm to expand lean and digital capabilities

Monaghan-based IJM Timber Engineering has secured funding under Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Built to Innovate’ initiative, a programme aimed at achieving faster, higher-quality construction of housing by providing funding support for productivity

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Powering the UK’s battery industry

    Powering the UK’s battery industry

New funding has been announced for the Faraday Battery Challenge. The additional £211 million in funding allows the challenge to exploit the momentum, nationwide learning and industrial support generated since

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Hanson secures funding to investigate hydrogen as a fuel at asphalt sites

    Hanson secures funding to investigate hydrogen as a fuel at asphalt sites

Hanson UK, a leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry, has secured funding to investigate the feasibility of using low carbon hydrogen as an alternative source of

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Specialist food manufacturer boosts productivity and turnover after Made Smarter support

    Specialist food manufacturer boosts productivity and turnover after Made Smarter support

A specialist food manufacturer has experienced a boost in productivity and is forecasting a 30% increase in turnover after investing in automation technology with the support of Made Smarter. Firstplay

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New £35 million facility for Guala Closures in Scotland

    New £35 million facility for Guala Closures in Scotland

A state-of-the-art £36 million superfactory will secure the Scottish future of a company crucial to the whisky industry. The huge investment includes a £3.3 million grant from Scottish Enterprise 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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Scaling-up technologies for the UK’s foundation industries

    Scaling-up technologies for the UK’s foundation industries

Innovate UK has announced a £19.5 million award to the Foundation Industries Sustainability Consortium (FISC). The award will support the scale-up of sustainable technologies for the foundation industries. This award

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£6.1 million funding boost to accelerate digitalisation among SME food and drink manufacturers

    £6.1 million funding boost to accelerate digitalisation among SME food and drink manufacturers

A trailblazing programme that has backed 2,500 manufacturers to adopt new digital technology and skills to create growth and jobs has secured £6.1 million funding to continue for three more

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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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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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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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NIBRT starts construction of new Advanced Therapeutics facility at its Dublin site

    NIBRT starts construction of new Advanced Therapeutics facility at its Dublin site

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) has commenced construction work on an ambitious expansion of its existing facility in Dublin, Ireland. This expansion will increase NIBRT’s capacity

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£25 million awarded to scope scale-up of electric vehicle technology

    £25 million awarded to scope scale-up of electric vehicle technology

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has announced winners sharing around £25 million of government funding to assess if projects are ready for scale-up to support the growth of manufacturing and expansion

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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 for all. The plan sets out how UK Research and

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Irish Government opens second call under €100 million Brexit response scheme for Agri-Food Sector

    Irish Government opens second call under €100 million Brexit response scheme for Agri-Food Sector

The Irish Government has launched the second call for applications under its €100 million Scheme for the agri-food sector. The Scheme, introduced by Government at the end of 2020, has

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Clancy Construction plans to accelerate Irish housing delivery using off-site construction methods

    Clancy Construction plans to accelerate Irish housing delivery using off-site construction methods

Tipperary firm Clancy Construction is the first firm to secure approval under Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Built to Innovate’ initiative.  The initiative aims to achieve faster, higher quality construction of housing by

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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 Ireland has provided 66,000 offers of support to almost 15,000

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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 chains. These projects have secured funding of £1.2 million from

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Abbott to invest €440 million in expanding Irish operations

    Abbott to invest €440 million in expanding Irish operations

Leading global healthcare company Abbott is to construct a new greenfield manufacturing facility in Kilkenny and further invest in its Donegal Diabetes Care site, representing a combined investment of €440

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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 District in County Meath, Ireland. The project will transform almost

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Belfast Distillery Company invests £22 million in new J&J McConnell’s Distillery and Visitor Centre

    Belfast Distillery Company invests £22 million in new J&J McConnell’s Distillery and Visitor Centre

Belfast Distillery Company is to invest £22.3 million at Crumlin Road Gaol. The major investment includes plans to regenerate the A

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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

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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 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

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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

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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

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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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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.

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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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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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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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