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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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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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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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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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Applications open for the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme 2024

    Applications open for the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme 2024

Applications for the 2024 funding round of the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme (CEIGS) are now open. This grant scheme aims to support innovation and circular economy projects by social

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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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PCI Pharma Services to construct new pharmaceutical packaging facility at CityNorth Business Campus

    PCI Pharma Services to construct new pharmaceutical packaging facility at CityNorth Business Campus

PCI Pharma Services, a leading pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), has signed a 25-year lease agreement and will construct a new industrial facility at CityNorth Business Campus in

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Revive Active opens 10,000 sq ft state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mullingar

    Revive Active opens 10,000 sq ft state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mullingar

Revive Active, Ireland’s No1 VMS brand, has opened its second state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mullingar, County Westmeath. This new 10,000 sq ft factory comes on the back of Revive Active’s

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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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Lidl Ireland gives a €30 million ‘Kickstart’ to over 250 Irish producers

    Lidl Ireland gives a €30 million ‘Kickstart’ to over 250 Irish producers

Lidl Ireland is set to give a ‘Kickstart’ to a new batch of 48 Irish producers from across the country who successfully earned a place on the retailer’s coveted Kickstart

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Youway celebrates opening of its Flagship GMP Depot in Dublin

    Youway celebrates opening of its Flagship GMP Depot in Dublin

Yourway, a global leader in integrated clinical supply solutions, has marked the grand opening of its new flagship GMP depot in Dublin. Yourway is supported by the Irish government through

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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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Kerry Dairy Ireland opens state-of-the-art cheestrings facility in Charleville

    Kerry Dairy Ireland opens state-of-the-art cheestrings facility in Charleville

Kerry Dairy Ireland, a division of Kerry Group, has announced the official opening of its new Cheestrings facility in Charleville, County Cork. The expanded plant represents a significant investment in

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Derry business wins multi-million contract following investment in state-of-the-art equipment

    Derry business wins multi-million contract following investment in state-of-the-art equipment

Derry-based professional clothing company Hunter Apparel Solutions has won a £3.5 million contract with Dublin Fire Brigade. The contract follows a £1 million investment in new machinery by Hunter which

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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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Almac Group announces record revenue figure resulting from another year of growth

    Almac Group announces record revenue figure resulting from another year of growth

Almac Group, the Craigavon-based global contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organisation, has announced its financial results for year ending 30 September 2023. Figures released show the company recorded a £118

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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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Diageo undertakes paper-based bottle trial for Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

    Diageo undertakes paper-based bottle trial for Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

Diageo, the maker of Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky, Don Julio Tequila and Guinness, has trialed paper-based packaging for Baileys, the Original Irish Cream Liqueur. In partnership with PA Consulting, as

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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 increase NIBRT’s capacity and capability to conduct manufacturing-focused research and

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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 light. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will provide £85.6 million

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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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CEO of Irish Manufacturing Research, Barry Kennedy, among those honoured by Engineers Ireland

    CEO of Irish Manufacturing Research, Barry Kennedy, among those honoured by Engineers Ireland

A number of leading Irish broadcasters, entrepreneurs, and academics were honoured with Fellowships of engineering representative body, Engineers Ireland, at

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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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Nucleic acid medicines manufacture receives £4.5 million in funding

    Nucleic acid medicines manufacture receives £4.5 million in funding

Five projects will receive funding to develop and commercialise innovative solutions for the manufacturing of nucleic acid medicines. Innovate UK

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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 Process Development Services Director appointed at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Cork site

    New Process Development Services Director appointed at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Cork site

Thermo Fisher Scientific has appointed Peter McDonald (pictured above) as Process Development Services (PDS) Director at its contract pharmaceutical development

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Wrightbus plans major European expansion

    Wrightbus plans major European expansion

World-beating zero-emissions bus manufacturer Wrightbus has unveiled plans for more jobs and widespread European expansion following 12 months of strong

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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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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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ATU Innovation Hub secures €45.75 million of Disruptive Technologies Innovation Funding (DTIF)

    ATU Innovation Hub secures €45.75 million of Disruptive Technologies Innovation Funding (DTIF)

Demonstrating a commitment to innovation and technological advancement, Atlantic Technological University’s (ATU) Innovation Hubs (iHubs) have achieved outstanding success within

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Booze brands remain on top in annual ranking of top 25 Irish brands

    Booze brands remain on top in annual ranking of top 25 Irish brands

Valued at EUR2.4 billion, Guinness remains the most valuable Irish brand for the third consecutive year, according to new data from Brand Finance,

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Northern Ireland Maritime & Offshore Network (NIMO) launched to propel maritime excellence

    Northern Ireland Maritime & Offshore Network (NIMO) launched to propel maritime excellence

Northern Ireland’s maritime and offshore sectors are set to reach new heights with the launch of the Northern Ireland Maritime

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AstraZeneca’s 25-year milestone

    AstraZeneca’s 25-year milestone

AstraZeneca is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the merger of Swedish Astra AB and UK-based Zeneca Group PLC in 1999.

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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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Funding of €6.8 million announced for sustainable disruptive technology MedTech project

    Funding of €6.8 million announced for sustainable disruptive technology MedTech project

The Irish Government has announced funding of a further €6.8 million for a twelfth project under Call 6 of the

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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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Mbryonics awarded €17.5 million from European Innovation Council

    Mbryonics awarded €17.5 million from European Innovation Council

Galway-based space tech company Mbryonics has been approved for a recommended investment of €17.5 million from the European Innovation Council

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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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Astellas Ireland breaks ground on new €330 million state-of-the-art facility in Tralee

    Astellas Ireland breaks ground on new €330 million state-of-the-art facility in Tralee

Astellas Ireland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Astellas Pharma Inc, recently held a ceremony to mark the breaking of 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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Arla Foods to invest €210 million in English dairy

    Arla Foods to invest €210 million in English dairy

Farmer-owned Arla Foods, one of the world’s leading mozzarella producers, has announced its largest ever investment – €210 million –

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National Construction Summit –18th April 2024 – Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin

    National Construction Summit –18th April 2024 – Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin

The 2024 National Construction Summit is being held on Thursday, April 18th at the Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown in Dublin.

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Net Zero Exchange visit to Malaysia and Singapore to showcase Northern Ireland as a key player in the Green Economy

    Net Zero Exchange visit to Malaysia and Singapore to showcase Northern Ireland as a key player in the Green Economy

This week a Northern Ireland Net Zero Exchange mission, led by Invest Northern Ireland, is visiting Malaysia and Singapore to

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Five Key Steps for Supply Chain Integration

    Five Key Steps for Supply Chain Integration

Businesses across the supply chain understand the value of integrating various applications to enable a seamless and increasingly automated flow

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Almac Group announces completion of two new facilities as part of £400 million expansion

    Almac Group announces completion of two new facilities as part of £400 million expansion

The Almac Group, a global leader in providing expert services and support across the drug development lifecycle, has announced the

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£11.5 million bioinnovation boost set to transform UK manufacturing

    £11.5 million bioinnovation boost set to transform UK manufacturing

UKRI (UK Research & Innovation) is backing 21 cross-sector collaborations designed to spark innovation, commercialisation and growth in UK sustainable

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Armagh company Davison Canners secures new business following £6 million investment

    Armagh company Davison Canners secures new business following £6 million investment

Armagh-based food manufacturer, Davison Canners, has invested £6 million in a new manufacturing facility outside Portadown. As a result of the

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£3.7 million awarded to advance UK smart factory projects

    £3.7 million awarded to advance UK smart factory projects

UK innovators with cutting edge projects to drive growth across manufacturing industries have been funded by the Made Smarter Innovation

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals marks special anniversary in Athlone

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals marks special anniversary in Athlone

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc recently held an event at its Athlone site to commemorate 20 years since the founding of the

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PAC Group to invest £1.3 million following £2.8 million contract wins

    PAC Group to invest £1.3 million following £2.8 million contract wins

Belfast-based engineering firm, PAC Group has announced an investment of £1.3 million which will see it expand its team with

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Bristol Myers Squibb to invest over $400 million in Dublin facility expansion

    Bristol Myers Squibb to invest over $400 million in Dublin facility expansion

Bristol Myers Squibb has announced investment of $400 million at its Dublin 15 Cruiserath Campus towards the build and design

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