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PPMA’s flagship Show will go ahead in 2021

    PPMA’s flagship Show will go ahead in 2021

This year’s PPMA Show will go ahead at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 28-30 September 2021. This will be welcome news for show-goers and industry influencers alike within the

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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 will see it design and develop an aerospace grade carbon

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New Director of Dairy Processing Technology Centre

    New Director of Dairy Processing Technology Centre

Dr Anne Marie Henihan, has been appointed as the new Centre Director of Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC), the Enterprise Ireland Technology Centre hosted at the University of Limerick. The

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Intellegens launches machine learning package for Additive Manufacturing following ASME double awards win

    Intellegens launches machine learning package for Additive Manufacturing following ASME double awards win

Deep learning software specialist Intellegens has enhanced its solution for Additive Manufacturing (AM) with the launch of a new Alchemite™ AM Package. The ready-to-go bundle of machine learning software, analysis tools, and implementation services is

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5G-ENCODE partners with Accedian to prove the value of 5G for manufacturing through advanced analytics

    5G-ENCODE partners with Accedian to prove the value of 5G for manufacturing through advanced analytics

5G-ENCODE, a pioneering project that aims to make the benefits of 5G a reality for UK manufacturers, has announced a new project partner Accedian, a leader in performance analytics and

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Wyzo – the first sidebot for high-speed collaborative automation

    Wyzo – the first sidebot for high-speed collaborative automation

Wyzo – the world’s first high-speed pick-and-place sidebot – is now available for companies making their first steps into automation, as well as for large manufacturers looking for unrivalled versatility.

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Irish pharmaceutical company unveils €25 million investment

    Irish pharmaceutical company unveils €25 million investment

APC Ltd, the award-winning Irish pharmaceutical research and development company, is investing €25 million and creating 120 jobs through the formation of a ‘Global Centre of Excellence for Vaccine and

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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 technologies in pipe cutting and coating removal, which have helped

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Digital Opportunities in Healthcare Can Save the Global Economy Trillions of Dollars

    Digital Opportunities in Healthcare Can Save the Global Economy Trillions of Dollars

Today’s healthcare system of only treating disease as it arises unsustainably costs the global economy trillions of dollars each year. However, two significant paradigm shifts are enabling change. First, there

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Two million revolutionary bricks go into annual production

    Two million revolutionary bricks go into annual production

A new brick producing a tenth of the carbon emissions of a traditional one is poised to go into commercial production. Zero Waste Scotland has pledged £1 million for manufacturing

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Ireland’s first dedicated Quantum Computer Engineering Centre launched

    Ireland’s first dedicated Quantum Computer Engineering Centre launched

The Government has launched Ireland’s first dedicated Quantum Computer Engineering Centre (QCEC) at Tyndall National Institute, the national institute for ICT research based at University College Cork. The multi-million-euro investment

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British companies lead the way with new vertical farm in Bermondsey

    British companies lead the way with new vertical farm in Bermondsey

Vertical Future, a high-growth technology company specialising in controlled-environment-agriculture (CEA), is implementing its ‘Container Lab’ solutions across urban farming business, Crate to Plate’s, new production sites. Bringing sustainable, local production

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Pfizer to manufacture Covid-19 vaccine drug substance in Ireland

    Pfizer to manufacture Covid-19 vaccine drug substance in Ireland

Pfizer is to manufacture a Covid-19 vaccine drug substance at its Grange Castle facility in Dublin. Pfizer plans to invest some $40 million in the expansion of the Grange Castle

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Domino Helps Customers Reduce Risk and Optimise Production With New Vision Inspection Systems

    Domino Helps Customers Reduce Risk and Optimise Production With New Vision Inspection Systems

Domino Printing Sciences (Domino) has launched the R-Series, a new range of smart vision systems for automatic inspection and validation of product codes, including date codes, batch numbers, barcodes, and 2D-printed

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Autonomous Vehicle market to be a $50 billion opportunity by 2040

    Autonomous Vehicle market to be a  $50 billion opportunity by 2040

Few mobility technologies hold as much disruptive potential as autonomous vehicles (AVs). Despite having applications in logistics, robotaxis, and personally owned vehicles, AVs have remained on the cusp of transforming

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Siemens and Google Cloud to cooperate on AI-based solutions in manufacturing

    Siemens and Google Cloud to cooperate on AI-based solutions in manufacturing

Google Cloud and Siemens, an innovation and technology leader in industrial automation and software, have announced a new cooperation to optimize factory processes and improve productivity on the shop floor.

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Galway Technology Centre expansion to generate 12,500 jobs and €1.4 billion investment for west

    Galway Technology Centre expansion to generate 12,500 jobs and €1.4 billion investment for west

Galway Technology Centre, (GTC) has announced details of their new AcademyWest expansion, which is expected to generate a cumulative total of 12,500 jobs for the West over the next 15

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Smurfit Kappa’s Bag-in-Box is first to secure Amazon’s ‘Frustration-Free Packaging’ certification

    Smurfit Kappa’s Bag-in-Box is first to secure Amazon’s ‘Frustration-Free Packaging’ certification

Smurfit Kappa’s innovative three litre Bag-in-Box packaging design has received Amazon’s “Frustration-Free Packaging” (FFP) certification. This is a world first for a generic packaging design, applicable for a wide range

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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 the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund. The Government is investing €95

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Made Smarter virtual factory tours to accelerate digital adoption

    Made Smarter virtual factory tours to accelerate digital adoption

Made Smarter’s technology adoption programme is deploying smart glasses to SME manufacturers to virtually fast track their digital adoption strategies and navigate Covid-19 restrictions. The wearable device enables technology specialists

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The most sustainable glass Scotch whisky bottles ever

    The most sustainable glass Scotch whisky bottles ever

Leading distiller Diageo has collaborated in a successful pilot project to pioneer the lowest carbon footprint glass bottles ever produced for a Scotch whisky brand. The collaboration with glass manufacturer

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Varadis awarded €600,000 European Space Contract

    Varadis awarded €600,000 European Space Contract

Varadis Ltd, a Cork-based deep technology radiation detection company, has won a significant contract with the European Space Agency (ESA). The company’s novel radiation detection sensors and sub-systems are well

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CeADAR and partners use Machine Learning to improve manufacturing processes across key European industries

    CeADAR and partners use Machine Learning to improve manufacturing processes across key European industries

CeADAR, Ireland’s national centre for Applied Data Analytics & AI, has joined an €11 million European project to enable Europe’s industrial manufacturing processes to enhance operations by moving to zero-defect

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Cloudsmith develops new software delivery platform

    Cloudsmith develops new software delivery platform

Belfast technology start-up Cloudsmith has invested over £800,000 in Research and Development (R&D) to develop a new software delivery platform.

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Future of Pharma Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – April 8th

    Future of Pharma Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – April 8th

The Future of Pharma Online Webinar will be held on Thursday, April 8th. The event is the latest in the

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Danone Wexford produces Europe’s first formula milk in an innovative, pre-measured tab format

    Danone Wexford produces Europe’s first formula milk in an innovative, pre-measured tab format

Danone is producing Europe’s first formula milk in an innovative, pre-measured tab format  at the French food group’s formula milk

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Data centres: Are they unwanted but necessary guests in our landscape?

    Data centres: Are they unwanted but necessary guests in our landscape?

They have become somewhat of an unwanted guest in some quarters in Ireland in recent years, akin to the perception

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British Robotics Business leads the way in innovation

    British Robotics Business leads the way in innovation

A robotics company that created robots for social events has re-imagined its invention to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Service

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The Top 5 Technologies for Innovation Leaders in Electronics and IT

    The Top 5 Technologies for Innovation Leaders in Electronics and IT

Digital transformation is one of the hottest topics in every industry, and as consumers are eagerly adopting increasing amounts of

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Automation driving the future of manufacturing

    Automation driving the future of manufacturing

In a global survey1 of 1650 large and small businesses in Europe, the US and China, 84 percent of businesses

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Hyperspectral imaging – the stuff of science coming to an automated food line near you

    Hyperspectral imaging – the stuff of science coming to an automated food line near you

Vision can be deployed in a number of different ways on a food processing line to tell if food is

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New website offers practical guide to making decisions on digital manufacturing investments

    New website offers practical guide to making decisions on digital manufacturing investments

Industry 4.0 and digital processes are indispensable for future manufacturing growth. While many companies understand the importance of automation, they

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The Industrial Data Conference Online – March 11th

    The Industrial Data Conference Online – March 11th

The Industrial Data Conference Online is an online conference which is being held on March 11th 2021. The event will run live online

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Jameson Delivers Record Volume Growth in Key Markets

    Jameson Delivers Record Volume Growth in Key Markets

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys headed by the Jameson brand, has

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The Top 5 Technologies Transforming Food and Agriculture in the Next Decade

    The Top 5 Technologies Transforming Food and Agriculture in the Next Decade

It is harder than ever before to be a food or agriculture company. Smaller competitors are using digital tools, novel

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Zeus acquires Austrian food packaging solutions company as part of €40 million acquisition strategy

    Zeus acquires Austrian food packaging solutions company as part of €40 million acquisition strategy

Irish-owned Zeus Packaging, the leading independent packaging manufacturer and distributor, has announced the acquisition of Austrian-based food packaging solutions business,

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3D Printing & Advanced Materials/Polymers Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – February 4th

    3D Printing & Advanced Materials/Polymers Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – February 4th

The 3D Printing & Advanced Materials/Polymers Online Webinar will be held on Thursday, February 4th. The event is the latest

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EYE+ the new Intelligent Control System that manages the Asycube, hopper, vision and robot

    EYE+ the new Intelligent Control System that manages the  Asycube, hopper, vision and robot

EYE+ is the intelligence between Asycube and robot, it controls the hopper, Asycube, camera and the  robot from a web

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Pressure Transmitters For Hygienic Applications

    Pressure Transmitters For Hygienic Applications

A new PRESSURE TRANSMITTER for hygienic applications including features and benefits such as; IO-Link and 0.2% accuracy is the latest

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Unilever and Innova Partnerships one step closer to self-cleaning surfaces

    Unilever and Innova Partnerships one step closer to self-cleaning surfaces

Unilever and Innova Partnerships have launched a joint venture biotechnology company, Penrhos Bio, to commercialise a technology that means self-cleaning

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Meade Potato Company enters the potato starch market with innovative extraction plant in Ireland

    Meade Potato Company enters the potato starch market with innovative extraction plant in Ireland

Irish potato grower and packer Meade Potato Company has entered the starch commodity market by extracting starch from surplus potatoes

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Irish Space Technology Company Unveils New Real-Time Operating System for Spacecraft Microcontrollers

    Irish Space Technology Company Unveils New Real-Time Operating System for Spacecraft Microcontrollers

O.C.E. Technology, an Irish space technology company, has announced that it has successfully demonstrated OCEOS, a new real-time operating system

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Ornua Ingredients Europe unveils new pizza cheese range targeted at £2.1 billion UK pizza delivery market

    Ornua Ingredients Europe unveils new pizza cheese range targeted at £2.1 billion UK pizza delivery market

Ornua Ingredients Europe has unveiled a new range of pizza cheeses through its Spinneyfields brand. The Spinneyfields, Consistent Shred™ Pizza

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Rockwell Automation expands visualization offering, provides customers greater reliability, security

    Rockwell Automation expands visualization offering, provides customers greater reliability, security

Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) announced today the release of new industrial PCs and software to markedly improve the reliability and

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World premiere: Schütz IBC receives the “FM approved” seal

    World premiere: Schütz IBC receives the “FM approved” seal

The Ecobulk SX-D is specially fitted with a steel hull to provide extensive protection against fire and withstand even extreme

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GEA Purger ready for Propane use

    GEA Purger ready for Propane use

GEA has launched the latest version of its Purger for refrigeration plants that uses the environmentally-friendly natural refrigerant R290 (propane).

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Irish Biotechnology Company selected for prestigious health tech accelerator programme

    Irish Biotechnology Company selected for prestigious health tech accelerator programme

Valitacell, an Irish biotechnology SME, has been selected by as one of 11 high potential global start-ups to join the

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Pfizer announces €300 million investment in Irish operations

    Pfizer announces €300 million investment in Irish operations

Pfizer has announced approximately €300 million capital investment in its Irish operations which will support the further development of existing

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Ingredients manufacturer Treatt partners with Siemens to power digitalisation at new global headquarters

    Ingredients manufacturer Treatt partners with Siemens to power digitalisation at new global headquarters

Treatt, an ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global flavour, fragrance and consumer goods markets, has partnered with Siemens

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Diageo introduces ‘Guinness 0.0’

    Diageo introduces ‘Guinness 0.0’

Diageo has launched Guinness 0.0, a new non-alcoholic beer from the brewers at St James’s Gate in Dublin that boasts

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Manufacturing & Supply Chain Online 365 Exhibition – Launching on 1st November

    Manufacturing & Supply Chain Online 365 Exhibition – Launching on 1st November

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition, which will officially open on November 1st, 2020, has been created for

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Invar launches group of companies as a ‘union of technological excellence’ for delivering advanced turnkey warehouse automation

    Invar launches group of companies as a ‘union of technological excellence’ for delivering advanced turnkey warehouse automation

Invar Group launches, bringing together three leading specialist organisations in the warehouse software, automation and controls sector. The Group comprises: Invar

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Rockwell Automation Improves Productivity, Drives Profitability and Reduces Risk Across Plant Operations with the Release of PlantPAx 5.0

    Rockwell Automation Improves Productivity, Drives Profitability and Reduces Risk Across Plant Operations with the Release of PlantPAx 5.0

Rockwell Automation today released the PlantPAx® 5.0 distributed control system (DCS). This latest DCS version from Rockwell Automation helps industrial producers

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Kerry to reach over two billion people with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030

    Kerry to reach over two billion people with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030

Kerry Group, the world’s leading taste and nutrition company, has has announced that it aims to reach over two billion

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Rockwell Automation and Microsoft Expand Partnership to Simplify Industrial Transformation

    Rockwell Automation and Microsoft Expand Partnership to Simplify Industrial Transformation

Rockwell Automation, Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have announced a five-year partnership expansion to develop integrated, market-ready solutions that help industrial

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Manufacturers target growth through innovation with Made Smarter’s digital transformation workshops

    Manufacturers target growth through innovation with Made Smarter’s digital transformation workshops

Four food and drink manufacturers are targeting growth through innovation through a new, streamlined workshop process which aims to speed

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Shortlisted entries for this year’s Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards

    Shortlisted entries for this year’s Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards

Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) has released the 9 shortlisted entries for this year’s Impact Awards with the winners to be

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Tech Innovation to Improve Resilience and Agility Will Be Critical Post-COVID-19

    Tech Innovation to Improve Resilience and Agility Will Be Critical Post-COVID-19

COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape for businesses across all industries, forcing immediate changes – but ones that will have

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