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Guide to Exporting Companies in Meeting the Challenges of Covid-19

    Guide to Exporting Companies in Meeting the Challenges of Covid-19

Enterprise Ireland has published a Guide to assist affected exporting companies in transitioning through the immediate and critical challenges that Covid-19 presents and which outlines the relevant supports available to

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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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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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Australian Firm Chooses Dungannon For New Manufacturing Facility

    Australian Firm Chooses Dungannon For New Manufacturing Facility

Adelaide-based Dynamic Equipment Ltd, owned by Australian native Daniel Ritchie, has chosen Dungannon as the location for a new manufacturing facility, creating seven jobs. Dynamic Equipment provides design, manufacture and installation

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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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Glofox Shapes the Fitness Industry With New Belfast R&D Centre

    Glofox Shapes the Fitness Industry With New Belfast R&D Centre

Glofox, a Dublin fitness management software company, is investing in Northern Ireland for the first time. The company is creating a Research and Development Centre to support its rapid international growth

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155 Jobs Boost For Coleraine

    155 Jobs Boost For Coleraine

Coleraine-based manufacturer Maine Surface Finishing is creating 155 jobs in a major £9.5 million expansion. The company provides powder coating and wet paint spraying and in-house fabrication across its four

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3EN Invests Over £1 Million and Doubles Holywood Headcount

    3EN Invests Over £1 Million and Doubles Holywood Headcount

Cloud solutions company, 3EN Cloud Ltd, is doubling its headcount with 16 new jobs at its Holywood offices in County Down as part of a £1.2 million investment, following successful growth

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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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StormHarvester Develops New Green Technology to Help Reduce Environmental Pollution

    StormHarvester Develops New Green Technology to Help Reduce Environmental Pollution

Lisburn-based technology start-up, StormHarvester, has developed a system to monitor and control water and wastewater levels within drainage networks. The green technology, Smart Control System, reduces the volume of mains

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We Are Paradoxx Invests in R&D to Develop World’s First 3-in-1 Hair Tool

    We Are Paradoxx Invests in R&D to Develop World’s First 3-in-1 Hair Tool

Belfast-based haircare company, WE ARE PARADOXX, has developed the world’s first cordless 3-in-1 hair tool following significant investment in research and development (R&D), with support from Invest Northern Ireland. WE

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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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Fexco Opens €21 Million Research and Development Facility

    Fexco Opens €21 Million Research and Development Facility

Irish-international fintech company, Fexco has opened a new building in Killorglin, County Kerry, which will house its own Research Development and Innovation Centre, and RDI Hub – a world-class centre

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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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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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£3.6 Million Funding to Support Pioneering Advances in Sustainable Energy

    £3.6 Million Funding to Support Pioneering Advances in Sustainable Energy

Invest Northern Ireland has offered £3.6 million of support for Phase II of the Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE). CASE, which is an industry-led sustainable energy research centre, is

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A Comprehensive EU-UK Free Trade Agreement Could Reduce Brexit Harm to the Irish Economy by Half

    A Comprehensive EU-UK Free Trade Agreement Could Reduce Brexit Harm to the Irish Economy by Half

The Government has published a study, commissioned by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, which examines the economic impact on Ireland of a potential EU-UK Free Trade Agreement. The

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Over €40 Million For 26 Projects to Drive Job Creation in the Regions

    Over €40 Million For 26 Projects to Drive Job Creation in the Regions

The Government has announced the results of the third call of the Regional Enterprise Development Fund (REDF), an open national competitive call to support regional projects that drive sustainable job

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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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5-year Plan to Future-proof the Manufacturing Sector

    5-year Plan to Future-proof the Manufacturing Sector

The Government recently launched Ireland’s Industry 4.0 Strategy at the Irish Manufacturing Research Centre in Mullingar to help firms respond to the transformation of the manufacturing sector being driven by

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Ireland Leads the Way in Ocean Energy as SEAI Funded Wave Energy Device Arrives in Hawaii For Testing

    Ireland Leads the Way in Ocean Energy as SEAI Funded Wave Energy Device Arrives in Hawaii For Testing

The wave energy device by Ocean Energy Ltd, funded by the Government of Ireland through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), has reached a major milestone as it embarks on a one-year

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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 Fund administered by Enterprise Ireland. The projects will share €65

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Enterprise Ireland and HSE Award Five Companies Innovation Contracts to Address Diabetes

    Enterprise Ireland and HSE Award Five Companies Innovation Contracts to Address Diabetes

€100,000 in funding through Enterprise Ireland’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme is to be awarded to five companies following a competitive call. The SBIR funding will enable the SMEs

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DIVA: The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

    DIVA: The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

DIVA is an EU funded project that aims to support SMEs to apply their digital technology to the agrofood, forestry

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€21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre

    €21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre

The Government has announced Enterprise Ireland funding of €7.2 million, over five years, for Food for Health Ireland, a Technology

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€11 Million Funding For Cutting-edge Energy Research

    €11 Million Funding For Cutting-edge Energy Research

The Government has announced that €11 million in funding has been awarded to 50 cutting-edge research, development and demonstration energy projects.

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Smart Hub Success For Lisburn’s Connected Care Solutions

    Smart Hub Success For Lisburn’s Connected Care Solutions

Lisburn-based health technology firm Connected Care Solutions has signed a deal with Powys Council in Wales for its innovative ETHEL

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European Commission Approves €2.6 Billion Public Support For the Irish National Broadband Plan

    European Commission Approves €2.6 Billion Public Support For the Irish National Broadband Plan

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, €2.6 billion of public support for the Irish National Broadband

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Output Sports Named Best Early Stage Company in Dublin

    Output Sports Named Best Early Stage Company in Dublin

Output Sports, the University College Dublin (UCD) sports technology spin-out, has been named ‘Best Early Stage’ company, and won a

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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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Multi-million Energy Services Fund For NI Firms Unveiled

    Multi-million Energy Services Fund For NI Firms Unveiled

Businesses across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from a new three million pound energy services fund aimed at helping

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Neurovalens Embarks on Second Ground-breaking R&D Project and Creates 22 New Jobs

    Neurovalens Embarks on Second Ground-breaking R&D Project and Creates 22 New Jobs

Belfast-based health tech company Neurovalens, a global leader of neuro-technology products, is embarking on the development of a ground-breaking medical

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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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Bluedrop Medical Raises €3.7 Million Investment

    Bluedrop Medical Raises €3.7 Million Investment

HBAN has announced that Bluedrop Medical, a Galway-based Medical device start-up, has secured €3.7 million in funding to help manage one

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InvoiceFair to Co-Host Seminar on Working Capital Funding For SME Growth in Shannon

    InvoiceFair to Co-Host Seminar on Working Capital Funding For SME Growth in Shannon

InvoiceFair, which provides SMEs with alternative working capital funding options through its marketplace platform, is co-hosting a finance seminar for

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Gas Networks Ireland Grants €120,000 to Fund Natural Gas Vehicles

    Gas Networks Ireland Grants €120,000 to Fund Natural Gas Vehicles

As part of the second round of its Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fund, Gas Networks Ireland has awarded six transport

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Irish Companies Secure Co-funding Under ESA’s Earth Observation Programme

    Irish Companies Secure Co-funding Under ESA’s Earth Observation Programme

Three Irish companies have been awarded co-funding under the European Space Agency’s Earth Observation programme, with a total value over €1.5

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Maynooth University Receives €25 Million Capital Grant From Government For New ‘Technology Society and Innovation Project’

    Maynooth University Receives €25 Million Capital Grant From Government For New ‘Technology Society and Innovation Project’

Maynooth University has welcomed a capital grant of €25 million from Government for a major new building project to support

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Early Stage Entrepreneurs in Ireland Have High Growth Ambitions, Ranking First Against Comparator Countries

    Early Stage Entrepreneurs in Ireland Have High Growth Ambitions, Ranking First Against Comparator Countries

According to the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Survey of Entrepreneurship in Ireland, Ireland now ranks 5th highest among European

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Major Cash Prize For Sportstech Start-ups Competing to be Crowned ‘The Front Runner’

    Major Cash Prize For Sportstech Start-ups Competing to be Crowned ‘The Front Runner’

Start-ups in the sportstech industry are being targeted in an innovative new competition entitled ‘The Front Runner’, aimed at showcasing

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3D Printing Competition Launched to ‘Shape the Future’ For a Sustainable World

    3D Printing Competition Launched to ‘Shape the Future’ For a Sustainable World

I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, and science engagement specialists Gallomanor have launched a nationwide competition to turn

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Food & Drink Start-ups Encouraged to Enter Food Works Accelerator Programme Supports Valued at Over €50,000

    Food & Drink Start-ups Encouraged to Enter Food Works Accelerator Programme Supports Valued at Over €50,000

Food Works, an initiative of Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc, is calling on food and drink entrepreneurs throughout the

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Over €100 Million Available For Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    Over €100 Million Available For Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Government recently held a flagship event on the impact of technological change on Irish businesses. The event saw the

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Students Developing Carpooling Solution Win UCD’s 2019 Start-Up Programme For Young Entrepreneurs

    Students Developing Carpooling Solution Win UCD’s 2019 Start-Up Programme For Young Entrepreneurs

MLN (pronounced ‘Melon’), an early-stage University College Dublin (UCD) student venture, has been declared overall winner of the 2019 UCD

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Start-up Programme For Young Entrepreneurs Kicks-off at NovaUCD

    Start-up Programme For Young Entrepreneurs Kicks-off at NovaUCD

An intensive 4-week mentoring programme, as part of University College Dublin’s (UCD) 2019 Start-Up Stars Programme, has kicked-off at NovaUCD

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Teagasc Joint 5th Among Research Organisations in Europe

    Teagasc Joint 5th Among Research Organisations in Europe

Teagasc secured €6.3 million funding for research from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme in 2018. In comparison with all

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Fund For Circular Economy Innovators Launched

    Fund For Circular Economy Innovators Launched

The Government has launched a €600,000 funding opportunity for novel approaches to promote the circular economy, maximise resource efficiency and

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Skillnet Ireland Announces New Funding For Businesses to Upskill Employees

    Skillnet Ireland Announces New Funding For Businesses to Upskill Employees

Skillnet Ireland, the national agency responsible for the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning in Ireland has announced up to €2

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€3 Million FEXCO-UCC Research Collaboration Launched

    €3 Million FEXCO-UCC Research Collaboration Launched

FINTECHNEXT – a financial technology (fintech) research collaboration between technology company Fexco, University College Cork (UCC) and Science Foundation Ireland

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THEYA Healthcare Secures €665,000 in Funding and Plans Expansion into US Market

    THEYA Healthcare Secures €665,000 in Funding and Plans Expansion into US Market

THEYA Healthcare, the award winning Irish company which designs and manufactures healthcare garments, has secured €665,000 in funding. The funding, raised from

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Grants For SMEs to Save Up to 60% on Lighting Energy Costs

    Grants For SMEs to Save Up to 60% on Lighting Energy Costs

The Government has announced €2 million funding for small and medium-sized businesses to invest in energy efficient lighting. The grant,

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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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CroíValve Raises €3.2 Million in Oversubscribed Funding Round

    CroíValve Raises €3.2 Million in Oversubscribed Funding Round

CroíValve, a medtech start-up providing a safe and effective treatment for tricuspid regurgitation, has secured €3.2 million in an oversubscribed

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2019 Applications Now Open For Scholarships For MBA and MSc Programmes at Ireland’s Top Business School

    2019 Applications Now Open For Scholarships For MBA and MSc Programmes at Ireland’s Top Business School

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has launched the tenth year of its Aspire Scholarship Programme which provides talented graduates from across

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€760 Million Raised by NovaUCD Supported Companies Over the Last 15 Years

    €760 Million Raised by NovaUCD Supported Companies Over the Last 15 Years

University College Dublin (UCD) has announced the results of its latest survey of companies supported through NovaUCD, the University’s Centre

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€4.5 Million Investment in Research Commercialisation

    €4.5 Million Investment in Research Commercialisation

€4.5 million in funding has been awarded to 38 research projects to support the commercialisation of government-funded research. 47 research

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Hexafly Secures Another €1.1 Million in Funding

    Hexafly Secures Another €1.1 Million in Funding

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

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€750,000 Competitive Start Fund For Start-ups in All Sectors

    €750,000 Competitive Start Fund For Start-ups in All Sectors

The 2019 Competitive Start Fund (CSF) will open to all sectors for applications on Tuesday 29th January, 2019. The €750,000

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