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Explore innovative processing and packaging technologies at PPMA Show

    Explore innovative processing and packaging technologies at PPMA Show

Established over 35 years ago, the PPMA Show is recognised as the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition. Each September, world-class companies come together to display their latest cutting-edge

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Ireland’s FDI economic impact remains strong reflecting steady delivery of growth and transformative investments

    Ireland’s FDI economic impact remains strong reflecting steady delivery of growth and transformative investments

Ireland’s proposition for FDI investment remains strong according to IDA Ireland following publication of its mid-year results for 2024 alongside its latest Annual Report. IDA Ireland continues to deliver an

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Invest NI supports half a billion investment in future economic growth and business success

    Invest NI supports half a billion investment in future economic growth and business success

Over half a billion of investment will be made in the Northern Ireland economy as a result of Invest Northern Ireland support. In 2023/24 Invest NI offered £93 million of

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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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Sisk relocates to new retrofit smart HQ at Citywest Business Campus in Dublin

    Sisk relocates to new retrofit smart HQ at Citywest Business Campus in Dublin

Ireland’s largest construction and engineering firm, Sisk has moved over 200 of its staff into a newly retrofitted building at Citywest Business Campus, Dublin. As a result of the retrofit

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Adopting circular economy principles could add an additional £475 million to Northern Ireland’s economy and boost Ireland’s economy by €2.3 billion

    Adopting circular economy principles could add an additional £475 million to Northern Ireland’s economy and boost Ireland’s economy by €2.3 billion

Cross-border co-operation on sustainability took a leap forward with the first meeting of the All-Island Circular Economy Forum. InterTradeIreland, the all-island economic development agency, brought together Government departments and agencies across

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Launch of action plans to grow seven economic priority sectors in Northern Ireland

    Launch of action plans to grow seven economic priority sectors in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Economy Minister Conor Murphy has launched action plans designed to enhance growth across seven of the most innovative, productive and export-orientated economic sectors. The action plans set out

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Construction commences on Diageo’s €200 million brewery in County Kildare

    Construction commences on Diageo’s €200 million brewery in County Kildare

The sod has been turned on Diageo’s new €200 million state-of-the-art carbon neutral brewery in Littleconnell, Newbridge, County Kildare.  The new facility will brew lagers and ales including Rockshore, Harp,

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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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Positive outlook for Ireland’s economy in 2024 and 2025, with robust labour market and declining inflation

    Positive outlook for Ireland’s economy in 2024 and 2025, with robust labour market and declining inflation

The ESRI (Economic & Social Research Institute) has published The Quarterly Economic Commentary, Summer 2024 by Kieran McQuinn, Conor O’Toole and Lea Hauser. The ESRI anticipates growth across all main economic activity

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 12th September 2024

    Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 12th September 2024

The Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, on Thursday, 12th of September 2024. Incorporating a comprehensive conference programme

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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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CÚRAM SFI research centre delivers 12-fold return on Government investment

    CÚRAM SFI research centre delivers 12-fold return on Government investment

CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre for medical devices based at the University of Galway, has launched an economic report that puts its value to the Irish economy

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Construction starts on AMIC’s Factory of the Future to reinvigorate Northern Ireland’s industrial potential

    Construction starts on AMIC’s Factory of the Future to reinvigorate Northern Ireland’s industrial potential

Construction has started on a state-of-the-art Factory of the Future at Global Point in Newtownabbey led by Queen’s University Belfast, which is key to an exciting future for advanced 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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TU Dublin is recognised as the first Centre for Sustainability Across the Curriculum in Europe

    TU Dublin is recognised as the first Centre for Sustainability Across the Curriculum in Europe

TU Dublin has been recognised as a Centre for Sustainability Across the Curriculum, and will be the first such centre in Europe, joining 15 other centres internationally.  The recognition comes from

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Gas Networks Ireland to connect new €63 million Bia Energy biomethane plant directly to its network

    Gas Networks Ireland to connect new €63 million Bia Energy biomethane plant directly to its network

Gas Networks Ireland and Bia Energy have agreed a significant partnership to enable renewable biomethane gas from the Bia Energy facility at Huntstown, County Dublin to be injected directly into

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Power & Energy Conference & Exhibition – June 13th 2024 – The Tower Hotel, Waterford

    Power & Energy Conference & Exhibition – June 13th 2024 – The Tower Hotel, Waterford

The Power and Energy Conference brings together leaders and innovators to explore opportunities to deliver energy security and sustainable economic development. The event connects the partnerships required to deliver a secure diversified

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May Ireland Manufacturing PMI signals near-stabilisation in operating conditions

    May Ireland Manufacturing PMI signals near-stabilisation in operating conditions

AIB Ireland Manufacturing PMI® data signalled a broad stabilisation in operating conditions in May as the headline index from the survey ticked up to a three-month high. Softer and only

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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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Hubs launched to create a sustainable future for UK manufacturing

    Hubs launched to create a sustainable future for UK manufacturing

Five new hubs have been launched which aim to address the challenge of commercialising early-stage research within key areas of UK manufacturing, such as semiconductors and medicines. A key goal

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Discover cutting-edge processing and packaging machinery at PPMA Show

    Discover cutting-edge processing and packaging machinery at PPMA Show

The UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition, PPMA Show, will return to the NEC in Birmingham between 24-26 September 2024. This pre-eminent show is renowned for bringing together a

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NIBRT opens new Advanced Therapies manufacturing research & training facility

    NIBRT opens new Advanced Therapies manufacturing research & training facility

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) has officially launched a new advanced therapies facility. This expansion will

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£86 million investment to accelerate UK development of super turbines

    £86 million investment to accelerate UK development of super turbines

Ambitious plans to keep the UK at the forefront of technology development in offshore wind have been given the green

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Jacobs announces 100 new jobs and celebrates 50 years in Ireland

    Jacobs announces 100 new jobs and celebrates 50 years in Ireland

Jacobs has announced the creation of 100 jobs over the next two years in Ireland, at the official opening of

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UPS Healthcare opens its first dedicated facility in Dublin to support the Irish pharma and medical sectors

    UPS Healthcare opens its first dedicated facility in Dublin to support the Irish pharma and medical sectors

The pharma and medical device industries are booming in Ireland, and that is creating an increased need for integrated, globally

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€104 million investment for science research in Ireland

    €104 million investment for science research in Ireland

A €104 million investment in scientific research across Ireland has been announced. The funding is being allocated to four SFI

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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

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New £20 million energy support fund for businesses launched in Northern Ireland

    New £20 million energy support fund for businesses launched in Northern Ireland

A new £20 million fund which will offer support to local businesses in Northern Ireland to purchase and install energy

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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

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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

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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

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2024 – 28th & 29th May – RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2024 – 28th & 29th May – RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

Incorporating a comprehensive conference programme and an extensive exhibition area displaying the latest technological solutions and business services available, the

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Industry leader to head up Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre at UL

    Industry leader to head up Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre at UL

An experienced pharmaceutical industry leader has been appointed as Director of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre at University of Limerick.

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Reducing Manufacturing Waste for Cost Efficiency

    Reducing Manufacturing Waste for Cost Efficiency

By Kati Hope, Global Account Manager, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection This article looks at how food manufacturers can enhance the optimisation

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Steepest fall in Irish manufacturing new orders since December 2022

    Steepest fall in Irish manufacturing new orders since December 2022

AIB Ireland Manufacturing PMI® data signalled a sustained reduction in output volumes and incoming new work during April, with both

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Ireland’s second electrification revolution

    Ireland’s second electrification revolution

Nearly 80 years since the launch of the Rural Electrification Scheme, which transformed Ireland into a modern economy, a new

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Report forecasts 21,000 additional jobs for Biopharma sector by 2027

    Report forecasts 21,000 additional jobs for Biopharma sector by 2027

A report from the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) forecasts 21,000 additional jobs will be created by 2027,

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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

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Irish Tar & Bitumen first in sector to use combination of natural and renewable gas to reduce carbon emissions by almost a third

    Irish Tar & Bitumen first in sector to use combination of natural and renewable gas to reduce carbon emissions by almost a third

Gas Networks Ireland has announced that Irish Tar & Bitumen Suppliers (Irish Tar) is the first company in its industry

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Norbev increases turnover by over 50% following £300,000 investment in skills development

    Norbev increases turnover by over 50% following £300,000 investment in skills development

Ballymena -based soft drinks manufacturer, Norbev has increased its turnover by over 50 per cent following an investment of almost

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IDA Ireland launches “Where next for MedTech – Key considerations for the factory of the future”

    IDA Ireland launches “Where next for MedTech – Key considerations for the factory of the future”

In a year marked by significant MedTech advancement, IDA Ireland, the national development agency responsible for attracting foreign investment to

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Schneider Electric appoints Rhonda Doyle as VP of Customer Operations UK and Ireland to enhance the Digital Customer Experience

    Schneider Electric appoints Rhonda Doyle as VP of Customer Operations UK and Ireland to enhance the Digital Customer Experience

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has appointed Rhonda Doyle as the new

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Sonatus expands into Ireland

    Sonatus expands into Ireland

Sonatus, a leading automotive software company accelerating the transition to software-defined vehicles (SDVs), has opened an R&D and engineering center

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Report reveals ‘True Impact’ of manufacturing is nearly a quarter of UK GDP

    Report reveals ‘True Impact’ of manufacturing is nearly a quarter of UK GDP

Manufacturing is having a far greater impact on the UK economy than first thought, according to a major new report.

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Robust Irish economic performance despite twin challenges of inflation and higher interest rates

    Robust Irish economic performance despite twin challenges of inflation and higher interest rates

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has published its new Economic Outlook, which forecasts growth in GDP of 2%

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Kilsaran launches two electric trucks – the first of their kind in Ireland

    Kilsaran launches two electric trucks – the first of their kind in Ireland

Kilsaran, a leading name in the construction and building materials industry, has announced the launch of two new electric concrete

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Domino and Intrex deliver integrated traceability solution for Aspen Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

    Domino and Intrex deliver integrated traceability solution for Aspen Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

Domino Printing Sciences (Domino) has helped to deliver a fully integrated, high-speed serialised coding solution for Aspen pharmaceutical manufacturer’s bottle filling

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Renewed downturn in Irish manufacturing sector performance

    Renewed downturn in Irish manufacturing sector performance

March data from the AIB Ireland Manufacturing PMI® illustrated persistent fragility across the manufacturing sector, with both output and new

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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

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Made Smarter and tech institutes partner to help UK manufacturers go digital

    Made Smarter and tech institutes partner to help UK manufacturers go digital

Made Smarter and leading technology demonstrators have joined forces to demystify digital transformation with a new white paper. ‘Made Smarter technologies:

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£16.3 million investment in Artificial Intelligence Collaboration Centre in Belfast

    £16.3 million investment in Artificial Intelligence Collaboration Centre in Belfast

Invest Northern Ireland and the Department for the Economy have announced a £16.3 million investment in a new state-of-the-art Artificial

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2024 – 28-29th May – RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2024 – 28-29th May – RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

The annual Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will he held at RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin, on Tuesday, 28th,

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New Hartree Centre strategy advances computing for UK industry

    New Hartree Centre strategy advances computing for UK industry

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre has launched its new strategy, reaffirming its commitment to unlocking the

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Winners of £12 million REforMM CR&D competition announced

    Winners of £12 million REforMM CR&D competition announced

Innovate UK has announced the 18 projects selected in the Resource Efficiency for Materials and Manufacturing (REforMM) collaborative R&D competition.

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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

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Lack of workers led automation decisions in 2023

    Lack of workers led automation decisions in 2023

Why did businesses automate in 2023? New data from HowToRobot shows the role of labor shortages, inflation, and employee well-being

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