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ZeroAvia makes aviation history, flying world’s largest aircraft powered with a hydrogen-electric engine

    ZeroAvia makes aviation history, flying world’s largest aircraft powered with a hydrogen-electric engine

Zero-emission flight has taken a giant step forward with ZeroAvia flying the largest aircraft in the world to be powered by a hydrogen-electric engine. The leader in zero-emission aviation took to

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The National Sustainability Summit – 23rd February 2023 – The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin

    The National Sustainability Summit – 23rd February 2023 – The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin

The National Sustainability Summit, being held on 23rd February, 2023 at The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin, will focus on the new opportunities for businesses and enterprising individuals arising

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University of Edinburgh’s FastBlade facility to develop world’s largest tidal turbine blades

    University of Edinburgh’s FastBlade facility to develop world’s largest tidal turbine blades

A project aiming to maximise tidal energy generation has been launched at the University of Edinburgh’s FastBlade facility. The €10 million MAXBlade project – funded by the European Union and

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Roslin Innovation Centre boosts UK economy

    Roslin Innovation Centre boosts UK economy

Edinburgh’s Roslin Innovation Centre (RIC) has had a positive impact on the local, regional and national economy, a new report shows. An independent review has revealed that the RIC has delivered

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Packaging Innovations shines spotlight on future of packaging with first speaker announcement

    Packaging Innovations shines spotlight on future of packaging with first speaker announcement

Packaging Innovations & Empack, Featuring Contract Pack & Fulfilment is set to kick off the packaging industry’s 2023 with a bang, after it announced the first batch of speakers hosting

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Scottish Engineering to Sponsor the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – the SEC Glasgow – 25th October 2023

    Scottish Engineering to Sponsor the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – the SEC Glasgow – 25th October 2023

Scottish Engineering, the industry membership and representative body for manufacturing and engineering in Scotland, has been announced as the Headline Sponsor of the annual Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference &

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The National Composites Centre (NCC) participates in Horizon Europe GREEN-LOOP project

    The National Composites Centre (NCC) participates in Horizon Europe GREEN-LOOP project

The National Composites Centre (NCC) is participating in the GREEN-LOOP project, funded under the Horizon Europe Programme, which will focus on developing novel bio-based materials utilising sustainable manufacturing methods. GREEN-LOOP

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Scottish company creating UK first 100% renewables powered timber kit factory

    Scottish company creating UK first 100% renewables powered timber kit factory

Industry has been transformed time and again by great Scottish innovation, fuelled by limitless imagination and exceptional creativity. It is this same passion for innovation that drove a timber frame

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Moderna finalises strategic partnership with UK Government

    Moderna finalises strategic partnership with UK Government

Moderna, a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, has announced the finalisation of a strategic partnership with the UK government to establish a state-of-the-art mRNA research, development,

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Kerry Group launches new tool which enables manufacturers to assess front of pack nutrition labels

    Kerry Group launches new tool which enables manufacturers to assess front of pack nutrition labels

Kerry Group, a world leader in taste and nutrition, has launched a new tool that will support manufacturers to optimise the nutritional profile of products while being aware of the

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Irish Government launches Construct Innovate

    Irish Government launches Construct Innovate

Construct Innovate, a new Enterprise Ireland Technology Centre hosted at University of Galway, has been officially launched. The Centre has been established with funding of €5 million, over 5 years,

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Made Smarter urges food and drink manufacturers to turn pain into empowerment with digitalisation plan

    Made Smarter urges food and drink manufacturers to turn pain into empowerment with digitalisation plan

SME manufacturers in the food and drink sector are being urged to start planning for next Christmas by exploring how technology can help with the seasonal surge. While production is

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Technimark expands Irish facility to meet growing demand in medical market

    Technimark expands Irish facility to meet growing demand in medical market

Technimark, a global manufacturing leader for the healthcare market, will create 80 new highly skilled roles over the next two years as it expands its operations in Longford, with a

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Biopharma & Life Sciences Connected Live conference and exhibition – Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork – January 25th 2023

    Biopharma & Life Sciences Connected Live conference and exhibition – Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork – January 25th 2023

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 Wednesday, January

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New competition aims to improve UK sustainable biomanufacturing

    New competition aims to improve UK sustainable biomanufacturing

Innovate UK, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will support cross-sector collaborations to expand research, innovation and commercialisation in UK sustainable biomanufacturing.

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Government sets out Ireland’s ambition for a green and digital economy

    Government sets out Ireland’s ambition for a green and digital economy

The Irish Government has launched the White Paper on Enterprise. Following a review of enterprise policy launched earlier this year, which involved public consultation and engagement of an international advisory panel

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SGS launches Food Contact Product Certification Mark

    SGS launches Food Contact Product Certification Mark

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has launched the SGS Food Contact Product Certification Mark to help manufacturers and suppliers demonstrate the safety and performance of their

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Ford to increase investment at Halewood plant to scale up electric vehicle portfolio

    Ford to increase investment at Halewood plant to scale up electric vehicle portfolio

Building on its commitment to grow an all-electric vehicle range, Ford has invested a further £125 million in its Halewood plant, on Merseyside – increasing capacity by 70 per cent

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£30 million fund to advance life-changing cancer therapeutics

    £30 million fund to advance life-changing cancer therapeutics

Innovate UK is launching a new £30 million fund to advance life-changing cancer therapeutics delivered through the Biomedical Catalyst (BMC) programme. This initiative aims to unleash business-led innovation from the

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New recyclable packaging for HMG Paints

    New recyclable packaging for HMG Paints

HMG Paints, the UK’s leading independent paint manufacturer, has unveiled new packaging for its water-based range of products. The new packaging utilises recycled content to manufacture the containers and the

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Rolls-Royce and easyJet set new world first

    Rolls-Royce and easyJet set new world first

Rolls-Royce and easyJet have confirmed they have set a new aviation milestone with the world’s first run of a modern aero engine on hydrogen. The ground test was conducted on an

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Thompson Aero Seating to invest £7.5 million in world-class dynamic test facility

    Thompson Aero Seating to invest £7.5 million in world-class dynamic test facility

Thompson Aero Seating, the aviation manufacturing company, has announces its plans for the creation of a world-class Dynamic Test Facility (DTF) in Northern Ireland. This is a £7.5 million investment

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Vaillant unveils new £4 million UK heat pump manufacturing line

    Vaillant unveils new £4 million UK heat pump manufacturing line

With the Future Homes Standard legislation coming into force in 2025, the UK heat pump market continues to see year on year growth. To support this demand, Vaillant Group UK

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Brewing industry to benefit from new automation solution

    Brewing industry to benefit from new automation solution

ABB has launched its ABB Ability™ BeerMaker intelligent process control solution to further support breweries in their operational efficiency through

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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

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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

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Strengthening of Irish and UK business relations

    Strengthening of Irish and UK business relations

Taoiseach Micheál Martin visited Manchester recently to mark the strengthening of Irish and UK business relations in the North of

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Cullen to invest £15 million in Scottish manufacturing site

    Cullen to invest £15 million in Scottish manufacturing site

Glasgow-based Cullen, which is Europe’s only combined manufacturer of moulded fibre and corrugated packaging company, has  announced a £15 million

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Major boosts to Northern Ireland’s Life & Health Sciences sector

    Major boosts to Northern Ireland’s Life & Health Sciences sector

Drug development company, CV6 Therapeutics, is investing almost £8 million in first-stage clinical trials and further scientific development work on its

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First Milk agrees new whey partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients

    First Milk agrees new whey partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients

British dairy co-operative, First Milk, has announced that it has agreed a new partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients to produce

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Wayland Additive sells Calibur3 system to the RAF

    Wayland Additive sells Calibur3 system to the RAF

Wayland Additive, developer of the Calibur3 metal additive manufacturing (AM) system, has announced the sale and installation of its technology at

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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,

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One in three manufacturers on track to meet sustainability targets

    One in three manufacturers on track to meet sustainability targets

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and Omdia, the technology research and advisory group,

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Joint £64 million investment in collaborative centres of research across Ireland and the UK

    Joint £64 million investment in collaborative centres of research across Ireland and the UK

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

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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

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Hutchinson Engineering creates 39 jobs as part of strategic £2.2 million investment

    Hutchinson Engineering creates 39 jobs as part of strategic £2.2 million investment

Based at Kilrea in Northern Ireland, Hutchinson Engineering is creating 39 jobs as part of a £2.2 million investment to

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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

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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

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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

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One-stop-shop for digital transformation of production systems becomes a reality

    One-stop-shop for digital transformation of production systems becomes a reality

Visual Components, the developer of 3D simulation software, has announced that it has acquired the robotics division of Delfoi, a

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Malone Group establishes new Digital Services & Project Support Centre in Northern Ireland

    Malone Group establishes new Digital Services & Project Support Centre in Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland headquartered engineering and technology services firm Malone Group is setting up a new Digital Services & Project

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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

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EY Launches new AI centre of excellence (“AI labs”) to help businesses supercharge growth through innovation

    EY Launches new AI centre of excellence (“AI labs”) to help businesses supercharge growth through innovation

EY has launched AI Labs – a unique AI centre of excellence – offering clients access to game changing capabilities

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Vectura’s £58 million Inhalation Centre of Excellence granted planning permission

    Vectura’s £58 million Inhalation Centre of Excellence granted planning permission

Vectura, which specialises in inhaled drug development solutions, has been granted planning permission for a new 10,000-square metre facility on

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How to Stay Competitive – Scottish Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

    How to Stay Competitive – Scottish 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 Thursday, 13th of

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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

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Ipsen Ireland launches upgraded manufacturing site after €52 million investment

    Ipsen Ireland launches upgraded manufacturing site after €52 million investment

Biopharmaceutical company Ipsen has launched its newly upgraded manufacturing site at Blanchardstown, Dublin. The official site launch follows Ipsen’s recent

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Scottish Enterprise – Can you rise to the green heat hub grand challenge?

    Scottish Enterprise – Can you rise to the green heat hub grand challenge?

Scottish Enterprise has launched a Green Heat Hub Grand Challenge to encourage innovation around the green heat solutions of the

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AbbVie announces a €60 million expansion as company’s Cork facility marks 20th anniversary

    AbbVie announces a €60 million expansion as company’s Cork facility marks 20th anniversary

AbbVie, a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company with a significant presence across eight Irish locations, has announced a €60

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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

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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

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IDA Ireland launches Two New Online Self Assessment Tools for Client Companies

    IDA Ireland launches Two New Online Self Assessment Tools for Client Companies

IDA Ireland has launched two online self-assessment tools for client companies that will help companies assess current activities that enable

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Drinks hub manufacturer embraces augmented reality to accelerate growth

    Drinks hub manufacturer embraces augmented reality to accelerate growth

A manufacturer of juice dispensers is using augmented reality to transform its sales process, drive productivity and create new jobs.

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IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Award Winners 2022

    IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Award Winners 2022

The 2022 IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards, in partnership with Premier Publishing & Events, were revealed at a special

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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

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Scotland’s space sector set to become greenest on Earth

    Scotland’s space sector set to become greenest on Earth

Scotland’s space sector has declared its commitment to reducing its impact on the environment through the publication of a new

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Horizon Therapeutics to Expand its Development and Manufacturing Facility in Ireland

    Horizon Therapeutics to Expand its Development and Manufacturing Facility in Ireland

Horizon Therapeutics plc has submitted a planning application to expand its development and manufacturing facility in Waterford, Ireland, to add

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University of Strathclyde graduates on track to deliver the world’s first all-electric jet engine

    University of Strathclyde graduates on track to deliver the world’s first all-electric jet engine

Scottish start-up Mako Aerospace based in Dunfermline, has teamed up with the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), operated by the

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