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The AIM Centre in Sligo officially opens

    The AIM Centre in Sligo officially opens

In an important milestone for the North-West region’s manufacturing sector, the new Advancing Innovation in Manufacturing (AIM) Centre in Sligo has been officially opened. This initiative is a partnership between

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Drone Summit and Mobility Now Conference – 1st & 2nd March 2024 – RDS, Dublin

    Drone Summit and Mobility Now Conference – 1st & 2nd March 2024 – RDS, Dublin

The advent of the railways, motorised road vehicles and air travel has revolutionised transport and society during the last two centuries. However, we are now entering a new epoch when

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Warnings for Irish manufacturers amid the AI boom

    Warnings for Irish manufacturers amid the AI boom

By John Whelan Artificial Intelligence, or AI, has been all over the news recently, but not for all the right reasons. Generative AI systems like ChatGPT and Google’s Bard, captivated

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ESB Group to collaborate with BladeBridge to repurpose wind turbine blades

    ESB Group to collaborate with BladeBridge to repurpose wind turbine blades

ESB has announced a new collaboration with BladeBridge, a Cork-based start-up specialising in wind turbine blade repurposing. The company had participated in the ‘2050 Accelerator’ programme, a sustainability-focused start-up accelerator

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KTF Housing embraces sustainable future with supporting grant from Enterprise Ireland

    KTF Housing embraces sustainable future with supporting grant from Enterprise Ireland

In a significant boost to sustainable building practices, KTF Housing – a leader in Irish timber frame home manufacturing – has recently secured a supporting grant from Enterprise Ireland. Established

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BIA Innovator Campus — the first National Centre of Excellence for Irish start-up, micro and small food businesses — officially opens in Athenry following an €8 million capital investment

    BIA Innovator Campus — the first National Centre of Excellence for Irish start-up, micro and small food businesses — officially opens in Athenry following an €8 million capital investment

Ireland’s first National Centre of Excellence dedicated to supporting start-up, micro and small food businesses has been officially opened in Athenry, County Galway. BIA Innovator Campus will drive regional and national growth

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CILT Mobility & Supply Chain Summit takes place on 27th February 2024

    CILT Mobility & Supply Chain Summit takes place on 27th February 2024

This year, during Logistics & Supply Chain Skills Week as supported by the Department of Transport the CILT Mobility & Supply Chain Summit will take place on Tuesday, 27th February

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Major R&D investment by Collins Aerospace in Northern Ireland

    Major R&D investment by Collins Aerospace in Northern Ireland

US company Collins Aerospace, an RTX business, has invested over £16 million in an ambitious R&D project at its Kilkeel site that is helping develop highly innovative passenger seating products

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Flowcopter lands funding from Scottish Enterprise to develop greener, greater drones to rival helicopters

    Flowcopter lands funding from Scottish Enterprise to develop greener, greater drones to rival helicopters

A drone technology manufacturer has received almost £1 million from Scottish Enterprise to support the development of a new hybrid, heavy-lift, unmanned aircraft capable of operating on less than 30%

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Nominations now open for 2024 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme

    Nominations now open for 2024 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme

The 2024 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) programme is officially open for nominations. Entrepreneurs from emerging, established, and international businesses operating across all industry sectors from the Republic of

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Scottish Enterprise’s new focus can unlock thousands of new jobs and billions of pounds to help transform Scotland’s economy

    Scottish Enterprise’s new focus can unlock thousands of new jobs and billions of pounds to help transform Scotland’s economy

Scottish Enterprise has unveiled its future focus to help unlock thousands of new jobs and billions of pounds of global growth opportunities to deliver a more successful, greener and fairer

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CIRCULÉIRE Innovation Fund powers CIRTEX Mattress Project

    CIRCULÉIRE Innovation Fund powers CIRTEX Mattress Project

CIRTEX, a member of Irish Manufacturing Research’s (IMR) flagship circular economy initiative CIRCULÉIRE, has revolutionised textile waste management by transforming over 1,000 used mattresses weekly into high-quality components for various industries.

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New AI Accelerator Programme for start-ups at University College Dublin

    New AI Accelerator Programme for start-ups at University College Dublin

A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) accelerator programme for start-ups has been launched at University College Dublin (UCD).  The 6-month AI Ecosystem Accelerator, which begins in April, will be delivered by

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Engineering Industries Ireland to Sponsor the 2024 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

    Engineering Industries Ireland to Sponsor the 2024 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

Engineering Industries Ireland (EII), the Ibec group representing the engineering manufacturing and services sector in Ireland, has been announced as the Headline Sponsor of the annual Manufacturing & Supply Chain

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IceMOS Technology raises pre-IPO funding following Northern Ireland Investment Summit

    IceMOS Technology raises pre-IPO funding following Northern Ireland Investment Summit

Semi-conductor manufacturer, IceMOS Technology Corporation has announced that it has secured pre-IPO funding as a result of meeting a London-based investor at the Northern Ireland Investment Summit in September. IceMOS

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Employment in Enterprise Ireland supported companies increases to a record 225,495

    Employment in Enterprise Ireland supported companies increases to a record 225,495

Employment in client companies of Enterprise Ireland increased to a total of 225,495 in 2023, the highest ever recorded. The total number of jobs created was 15,530.  When job losses are

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BioPharma & Life Sciences Connected Live – January 25th 2024 – Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork

    BioPharma & Life Sciences Connected Live – January 25th 2024 – Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork

Reflecting Ireland’s position as a centre of excellence in life sciences and biopharmaceutical production, the Biopharma & Life Sciences Connected Live Conference and Exhibition will be held on Thursday, January

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£38 million funding to upgrade the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre

    £38 million funding to upgrade the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre

The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) has secured funding to upgrade the facility to support innovation projects for high-tech developers and users of battery technologies. The new funding for the

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MMC Ireland to lead the MMC Stage at the National Construction Summit 2024

    MMC Ireland to lead the MMC Stage at the National Construction Summit 2024

MMC Ireland, an industry organisation comprising over 60 member companies committed to promoting offsite and other modern methods of construction (MMC), has announced its involvement in the National Construction Summit

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The Future of Manufacturing: Five Key Trends to Watch Out for in 2024

    The Future of Manufacturing: Five Key Trends to Watch Out for in 2024

Technological advancements, climate change, and geopolitical tensions have transformed the global manufacturing landscape in recent decades. Along the way, academics and industry experts have explored concepts such as Industry 4.0

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Piramal Pharma Solutions commemorates opening of its £45 million ADC manufacturing expansion in Scotland

    Piramal Pharma Solutions commemorates opening of its £45 million ADC manufacturing expansion in Scotland

Piramal Pharma Solutions (PPS), a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) and part of Piramal Pharma Ltd has celebrated the opening of its expanded antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) manufacturing facility at

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£11 million awarded to support UK battery technology innovation

    £11 million awarded to support UK battery technology innovation

Twenty battery tech innovators have been awarded grants of up to £907,000 by UKRI’s Faraday Battery Challenge (FBC). The FBC aims to accelerate the development and commercialisation of state-of-the-art battery

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C&D Foods to invest €48 million in Longford facility

    C&D Foods to invest €48 million in Longford facility

The petfood division of ABP Food Group, C&D Foods, has announced an investment of €48 million for its flagship facility at Edgeworthstown, County Longford. The investment, which includes the creation

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Busting the automation myths: 7 reasons to embrace robotics

    Busting the automation myths: 7 reasons to embrace robotics

By Carl Patrick, Robot Sales Manager – Machine Tool Automation, FANUC UK The UK is currently the world’s sixth largest

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£12 million to deliver UK’s national battery materials scale up facility

    £12 million to deliver UK’s national battery materials scale up facility

The faraday battery challenge (FBC) has awarded the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult £12 million to deliver the facility through

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IDA Ireland reports strong annual results for 2023

    IDA Ireland reports strong annual results for 2023

IDA Ireland has reported strong annual results for 2023 showing an increased number of investments, steady levels of employment across

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Multi-million-pound funding boost for medical device innovation in Scotland

    Multi-million-pound funding boost for medical device innovation in Scotland

Scottish companies are to benefit from three years of further support from the Medical Device Manufacturing Centre. The Medical Device

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€33.4 million knowledge transfer funding programme launched

    €33.4 million knowledge transfer funding programme launched

KT Boost, a new four-year, €33.4 million knowledge transfer funding programme for Irish universities and technological universities (TUs), has been

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New €16 million ‘Work IQ’ Innovation Centre opening in South Dublin in early 2024

    New €16 million ‘Work IQ’ Innovation Centre opening in South Dublin in early 2024

A €16 million purpose-built innovation centre, Work IQ, situated in Tallaght’s newly developed Innovation Quarter is on track to open

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End of project marks new era for UK industrial decarbonisation

    End of project marks new era for UK industrial decarbonisation

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced the successful completion of a part-funded development and design phase for two projects.

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BBSRC launches UK’s first bioscience prosperity partnership programme

    BBSRC launches UK’s first bioscience prosperity partnership programme

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) will support 10 dynamic research collaborations between UK business and academia in

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IDA Ireland acknowledges economic and social impact of multinational companies with special focus on life sciences industry

    IDA Ireland acknowledges economic and social impact of multinational companies with special focus on life sciences industry

IDA Ireland recently hosted an event marking the significant and substantial contribution of multinational companies to Ireland’s economy with a

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Ireland forecast to record strongest construction growth amongst 19 European countries as output declines across the Continent – Euroconstruct

    Ireland forecast to record strongest construction growth amongst 19 European countries as output declines across the Continent – Euroconstruct

Construction output in Ireland is forecast to grow at the strongest rate among 19 European countries, expanding by 3.2% this

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Irish industry ready to take up to 20% blends of hydrogen: Gas Networks Ireland Report

    Irish industry ready to take up to 20% blends of hydrogen: Gas Networks Ireland Report

More than 90% of equipment powered across industries and large businesses in Ireland is already capable of using up to

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World-class genomics laboratory to speed up drug discovery

    World-class genomics laboratory to speed up drug discovery

A new, world-class, functional genomics laboratory is set to further the UK’s global genomics leadership and accelerate the discovery of

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Sisk supply chain moving sustainability dial in construction

    Sisk supply chain moving sustainability dial in construction

Ahead of its annual Supply Chain Awards, Sisk carried out research with its suppliers, sub-contractors and manufacturers that indicates an

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Made Smarter national roll-out to turbo charge digital transformation for British SME manufacturers

    Made Smarter national roll-out to turbo charge digital transformation for British SME manufacturers

Made Smarter, a programme helping British SME manufacturers access technology and digital skills, is to be rolled out nationally. The

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€16.5 million capital investment in equipment for Irish industry research

    €16.5 million capital investment in equipment for Irish industry research

The successful applicants to the 2023 Capital Equipment Fund administered by Enterprise Ireland through the Technology Gateway and Technology Centre

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Wrightbus secures new deals to deliver even more zero-emission buses to London

    Wrightbus secures new deals to deliver even more zero-emission buses to London

More zero-emission buses will be hitting the streets of London after pioneering bus manufacturer Wrightbus secured further orders with transport

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Ahascragh Distillery awarded for leadership in decarbonising the energy source for the distilling industry in Ireland

    Ahascragh Distillery awarded for leadership in decarbonising the energy source for the distilling industry in Ireland

Ahascragh Distillery has taken home a prestigious award for the Innovative Deployment of Renewable Energy at the 2023 Sustainable Energy

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Eakin Healthcare establishes Ostomy Centre of Excellence with £19 million investment in R&D

    Eakin Healthcare establishes Ostomy Centre of Excellence with £19 million investment in R&D

Eakin Healthcare has announced an investment of £19 million in Research and Development (R&D) to establish an Ostomy Centre of

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XLCC awarded £9 million Scottish Enterprise grant to help build £1.4 billion Net Zero industry hub

    XLCC awarded £9 million Scottish Enterprise grant to help build £1.4 billion Net Zero industry hub

XLCC, the high voltage direct current cable (HVDC) manufacturing company, has been awarded a £9 million grant by Scottish Enterprise

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Unleash the Power of OT Cybersecurity at the ISA Ireland Conference! 🚀

    Unleash the Power of OT Cybersecurity at the ISA Ireland Conference! 🚀

We have an exclusive opportunity for you to delve into the cutting-edge world of OT (Operational Technology) Cybersecurity, and it’s

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Limerick-based Mavarick announced as Overall Winner of Annual InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition

    Limerick-based Mavarick announced as Overall Winner of Annual InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition

Mavarick has been announced as the overall winner of the InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition, walking away with a cash prize

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All four European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHS) now operational in Ireland

    All four European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHS) now operational in Ireland

With the recent establishment of CeADAR and ENTIRE as European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH), the number of Irish Hubs that

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UK start-up to develop tech for pharma factory in space

    UK start-up to develop tech for pharma factory in space

BioOrbit is investigating the potential to manufacture cancer drugs in space. the UK start-up is developing technology to build a

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IDA Ireland unveils new brand that embodies organisation’s dynamism and strategic vision

    IDA Ireland unveils new brand that embodies organisation’s dynamism and strategic vision

IDA Ireland has unveiled a new corporate identity that reflects the organisation’s steadfast commitment to its partnerships with multinational clients

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Irish manufacturing sector forecasts wage and employee growth

    Irish manufacturing sector forecasts wage and employee growth

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has launched the findings of their 2023 Manufacturing in Ireland report, which shows

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UK industry risks falling behind on AI and automation as competitors steal a march

    UK industry risks falling behind on AI and automation as competitors steal a march

Britain’s manufacturing sector is warning the UK risks falling behind its international rivals in the race to embrace cutting edge

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Strategic collaboration between Teagasc and SETU to enhance the growing malting, brewing and distilling sector in Ireland

    Strategic collaboration between Teagasc and SETU to enhance the growing malting, brewing and distilling sector in Ireland

Ireland’s South-East is Ireland’s principal area for the production of grain for the drinks sector, is also home to a

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UK regional SME innovation clusters to receive up to £75 million boost to economies

    UK regional SME innovation clusters to receive up to £75 million boost to economies

Regional small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) clusters of world-class innovation across the UK are being backed by a share of

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Denroy achieves approved supplier status with Boeing

    Denroy achieves approved supplier status with Boeing

Bangor firm Denroy has achieved injection molding qualification for Boeing, becoming the first company in the UK to achieve this

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JLR accelerates electrification with new £250 million state-of-the-art electric vehicle test facility

    JLR accelerates electrification with new £250 million state-of-the-art electric vehicle test facility

JLR has unveil its new Future Energy Lab, a £250 million state of the art electric vehicle (EV) test facility,

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Wrightbus lands significant order for hydrogen-powered buses from Germany

    Wrightbus lands significant order for hydrogen-powered buses from Germany

Pioneering bus manufacturer Wrightbus has secured a new order in Europe for its single deck zero-emission hydrogen bus. German-based bus

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Thermo Fisher Scientific doubles Cork laboratory capacity to help develop new medicines

    Thermo Fisher Scientific doubles Cork laboratory capacity to help develop new medicines

Thermo Fisher Scientific has officially opened an expanded laboratory at its Cork campus, effectively doubling its capacity that customers can

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Fortescue accelerates the manufacture of zero emission technologies with the opening of new $23 million UK facility

    Fortescue accelerates the manufacture of zero emission technologies with the opening of new $23 million UK facility

Fortescue, the Australian integrated green technology, metals and energy company, has delivered a major boost to jobs, manufacturing, and green

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Robotics OLP launch enables Digital Production Transformation

    Robotics OLP launch enables Digital Production Transformation

Visual Components, the developer of 3D simulation software, has launched Visual Components Robotics OLP. Via a single software, manufacturers can

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Sinéad Crowther of Soothing Solutions announced as HPSU ‘Founder of the Year 2023’ at Enterprise Ireland awards

    Sinéad Crowther of Soothing Solutions announced as HPSU ‘Founder of the Year 2023’ at Enterprise Ireland awards

Sinéad Crowther (pictured right), Founder and CEO of Soothing Solutions, has been named the Enterprise Ireland High-Potential Start-Up (HPSU) Founder

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