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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 higher productivity. The first Launchpad pilot areas have been announced

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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 investment of €52 million to upgrade and expand manufacturing capabilities

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MeiraGTx formally unveils industry-leading gene therapy manufacturing facility in Ireland

    MeiraGTx formally unveils industry-leading gene therapy manufacturing facility in Ireland

MeiraGTx Holdings Plc, a vertically integrated, clinical stage gene therapy company, has formally unveiled its GMP manufacturing facility in Shannon. The facility, online since earlier this year and stretching over

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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 million investment at its manufacturing site in Cork. The expansion,

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Port of Cork Company officially launches €89 million Cork Container Terminal

    Port of Cork Company officially launches €89 million Cork Container Terminal

Following years of significant planning, investment and development, the Port of Cork Company (PoCC) has officially launched its new state-of-the-art Cork Container Terminal (CCT) in Ringaskiddy. The launch of CCT

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Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland to invest €100 million in high-tech production lines to support operations

    Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland to invest €100 million in high-tech production lines to support operations

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland UC, a global leader in eye health and part of Johnson & Johnson MedTech, has announced an expansion of its existing facility in Plassey,

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100 new jobs and additional footprint expansion announced by ICS Medical Devices

    100 new jobs and additional footprint expansion announced by ICS Medical Devices

ICS Medical Devices, a leading catheter design & manufacturing services provider, has officially opened its new manufacturing and R&D facility in Galway. The company also announced plans to create 100

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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 in equity investment collectively. Part of the world’s largest business

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NIBRT starts construction of new Advanced Therapeutics facility at its Dublin site

    NIBRT starts construction of new Advanced Therapeutics facility at its Dublin site

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) has commenced construction work on an ambitious expansion of its existing facility in Dublin, Ireland. This expansion will increase NIBRT’s capacity

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FANUC Opens First Dedicated Irish Robotics Facility

    FANUC Opens First Dedicated Irish Robotics Facility

In response to increased demand from its Irish customer base, leading robotics and automation company FANUC will officially open the doors to its first ever dedicated facility in Ireland on

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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 new drug substance biologics development and manufacturing capabilities. The planned

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Irish Distillers announces €250 million investment plan for new distillery in Midleton

    Irish Distillers announces €250 million investment plan for new distillery in Midleton

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has today announced it will invest €250 million to build a new distillery in Midleton, County

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UKRI unveils plan to deliver outstanding research and innovation

    UKRI unveils plan to deliver outstanding research and innovation

UKRI’s corporate plan demonstrates how the world-class research and innovation UKRI supports will drive economic, social, environmental and cultural benefits for all. The plan sets out how UK Research and

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Rahi further invests in Irish region

    Rahi further invests in Irish region

Rahi, a leading global IT systems integrator, whose European sales headquarters have been based in Limerick since 2015, has announced further expansion in Europe with an additional Integration and warehousing

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First power at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

    First power at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

SSE Renewables and its partner TotalEnergies has announced first power generation from the Seagreen offshore wind farm, 27 km off the coast of Angus in Scotland. The first Vestas turbine

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Invest NI marks 20 years in business

    Invest NI marks 20 years in business

Invest Northern Ireland is marking 20 years of supporting business growth across Northern Ireland. Since establishing in 2002 Invest Northern Ireland has provided 66,000 offers of support to almost 15,000

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Carey Cleaning Machines Bring Game Changing Robotic Innovation to Ireland

    Carey Cleaning Machines Bring Game Changing Robotic Innovation to Ireland

County Antrim business Carey Cleaning Machines has unveiled game changing robotic innovation at an event which they hosted at their premises in Ballymena.  In a first for Ireland, they presented

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Green light for one of Northern Ireland’s biggest manufacturing projects

    Green light for one of Northern Ireland’s biggest manufacturing projects

Antrim and Newtownabbey Council’s planning committee has approved one of the biggest investments in advanced manufacturing in Northern Ireland – a new £150 million drinks canning plant at Global Point

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Rhenus Ireland announces new Galway facility

    Rhenus Ireland announces new Galway facility

Rhenus Ireland has announced plans to build a brand-new site at the Rhenus Parkmore facility in Galway, western Ireland. Once completed, the new facility will double Parkmore’s existing capacity to

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Abbott to invest €440 million in expanding Irish operations

    Abbott to invest €440 million in expanding Irish operations

Leading global healthcare company Abbott is to construct a new greenfield manufacturing facility in Kilkenny and further invest in its Donegal Diabetes Care site, representing a combined investment of €440

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Boyne Valley Food Hub to be at the forefront of innovation in vibrant Irish food sector

    Boyne Valley Food Hub to be at the forefront of innovation in vibrant Irish food sector

The sod has been turned at the Boyne Valley Food Hub, a flagship project of the Boyne Valley Food Innovation District in County Meath, Ireland. The project will transform almost

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B&B to Showcase Innovation at IMHX

    B&B to Showcase Innovation at IMHX

The biggest week of the year for logistics professionals is almost here. IMHX is the UK’s largest logistics exhibition and meeting place for those involved in the handling, movement, and

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Belfast Distillery Company invests £22 million in new J&J McConnell’s Distillery and Visitor Centre

    Belfast Distillery Company invests £22 million in new J&J McConnell’s Distillery and Visitor Centre

Belfast Distillery Company is to invest £22.3 million at Crumlin Road Gaol. The major investment includes plans to regenerate the A Wing of the Crumlin Road Gaol into the J&J McConnell’s

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Stryker advances its global additive manufacturing leadership with new facility in Ireland

    Stryker advances its global additive manufacturing leadership with new facility in Ireland

Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, has celebrated the official opening of the high-tech facility at Anngrove

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Ireland’s Inaugural ‘Digital First’ Day Announced

    Ireland’s Inaugural ‘Digital First’ Day Announced

Ireland’s first ever ‘Digital First’ Day will take place on November 16th 2022 with the goal of putting the power

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Britishvolt confirms UK Government funding boost for its £3.8 billion battery cell gigaplant

    Britishvolt confirms UK Government funding boost for its £3.8 billion battery cell gigaplant

Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt has confirmed that it is to receive funding from the UK Government through its Automotive Transformation

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PCI Pharma Services announces multi-million dollar expansion in Wales

    PCI Pharma Services announces multi-million dollar expansion in Wales

PCI Pharma Services has announced a significant expansion of its world-class facility in Tredegar, Wales, UK, designed to help keep

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Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

    Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

Leading foodservice provider Sysco Ireland has revealed plans to double the size of its Northern Ireland operation within five years

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Britvic opens new state-of-the-art canning line

    Britvic opens new state-of-the-art canning line

Britvic has officially opened its most recent canning line at the soft drink manufacturer’s its largest production site at Rugby

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AMTE Power selects Dundee as preferred site for battery cell factory in boost for Scottish net zero jobs

    AMTE Power selects Dundee as preferred site for battery cell factory in boost for Scottish net zero jobs

AMTE Power, a leading battery cell manufacturer, has selected Dundee as the preferred site for its first MegaFactory in a

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Invest NI 2021/22 performance strong despite economic and delivery challenges

    Invest NI 2021/22 performance strong despite economic and delivery challenges

In 2021/22 Invest NI made just over 2,500 offers to businesses throughout Northern Ireland to the value of £99 million,

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Lakes Ice Cream in Kendal backed by Made Smarter’s North West Adoption Programme

    Lakes Ice Cream in Kendal backed by Made Smarter’s North West Adoption Programme

An ice cream manufacturer is ready for the summer rush after using technology to transform with the support of Made

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European Commission approves €500 million Irish scheme to support investment towards a sustainable recovery

    European Commission approves €500 million Irish scheme to support investment towards a sustainable recovery

The European Commission has approved a €500 million Irish investment support scheme aimed at incentivising companies to accelerate or expand

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Premier Foods to acquire The Spice Tailor in £43.8 million deal

    Premier Foods to acquire The Spice Tailor in £43.8 million deal

Premier Foods, one of the UK’s largest food manufacturers, has agreed to acquire The Spice Tailor, a premium, authentic Indian

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40 years of Medtronic in Ireland

    40 years of Medtronic in Ireland

IDA Ireland, together with Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar recently attended a 40-year celebration at

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Johnson Matthey announces new £80 million hydrogen gigafactory to accelerate the transition to a decarbonised transport economy

    Johnson Matthey announces new £80 million hydrogen gigafactory to accelerate the transition to a decarbonised transport economy

Johnson Matthey (JM), a global leader in sustainable technologies, has announced that it is building a £80 million gigafactory at

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Skyrora opens the UK’s largest rocket engine manufacturing facility

    Skyrora opens the UK’s largest rocket engine manufacturing facility

UK rocket company Skyrora has taken another important stride towards achieving a sovereign orbital launch from British soil by opening

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Diageo to Invest €200 Million in Ireland’s First Purpose-Built Carbon Neutral Brewery in Kildare

    Diageo to Invest €200 Million in Ireland’s First Purpose-Built Carbon Neutral Brewery in Kildare

Diageo plans to invest €200 million in Ireland’s first purpose-built carbon neutral brewery on a greenfield site in Littleconnell, Newbridge,

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UK steel industry sets out vision for net zero transition – securing green jobs and investment

    UK steel industry sets out vision for net zero transition – securing green jobs and investment

To create a Net-Zero steel sector in the UK and meet Government targets, a new report from UK Steel calls

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Exports by Enterprise Ireland backed companies increased by 12% to record level in 2021

    Exports by Enterprise Ireland backed companies increased by 12% to record level in 2021

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies to grow and expand in international markets, saw exports by

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Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

    Scotland 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 the 13th of

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Plan to Help Every Irish Region Play to its Strengths

    Plan to Help Every Irish Region Play to its Strengths

The Government has published Ireland’s new National Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) 2022-2027 to identify and invest in the strengths and opportunities

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Despite significant global economic headwinds, FDI continues to prove resilient in Ireland

    Despite significant global economic headwinds, FDI continues to prove resilient in Ireland

IDA Ireland, the inward investment agency of the Irish Government, has reported significant investment growth in the first half of

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Zeus acquires JJ O’Toole as part of latest investment strategy

    Zeus acquires JJ O’Toole as part of latest investment strategy

Zeus, the Irish-owned global packaging solutions company, has announced its acquisition of JJ O’Toole, Ireland’s oldest packaging company. Founded in

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Irish medical device company experiencing rapid growth

    Irish medical device company experiencing rapid growth

Croom Medical, a medical device manufacturing business which manufactures orthopedic medical implants for a series of blue chip multinational companies

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UK Custom Battery Manufacturer Secures Growth Funding

    UK Custom Battery Manufacturer Secures Growth Funding

A UK manufacturing company is aiming to become a £100 million turnover business by 2026 after investing almost £2 million

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Britvic celebrates 35 years of investment, innovation and job creation at Rugby factory

    Britvic celebrates 35 years of investment, innovation and job creation at Rugby factory

This summer, leading branded soft drinks business Britvic is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its Rugby factory in England, by

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Expleo Ireland announces 200 new jobs and plans for regional hubs

    Expleo Ireland announces 200 new jobs and plans for regional hubs

Expleo, a global technology, engineering and consulting service provider, has announced 200 jobs and the opening of its first regional

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AstraZeneca to invest €65 million in biologic manufacturing, research and development in Ireland

    AstraZeneca to invest €65 million in biologic manufacturing, research and development in Ireland

Alexion, AstraZeneca’s Rare Disease group, has announced a €65 million investment in new and enhanced capabilities across its sites in

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Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

    Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

Representatives from Glanbia Co-op, international dairy producer Royal A-ware and the Irish Government recently took part in the turning of

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Plans approved for SeAH Wind’s £300 million Teesside offshore turbine base factory – the largest in the world

    Plans approved for SeAH Wind’s £300 million Teesside offshore turbine base factory – the largest in the world

The proposals for South Korean steel manufacturer, SeAH Wind’s giant £300 million, 40-metre-tall offshore turbine base factory at Teesside’s Freeport

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Planning approved for new £390 million glass manufacturing facility in Wales

    Planning approved for new £390 million glass manufacturing facility in Wales

Planning permission has been granted for a new £390 million glass bottle manufacturing facility in Ebbw Vale, which aims to

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Panattoni planning £250 million Avonmouth logistics development

    Panattoni planning £250 million Avonmouth logistics development

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in Europe, is planning a £250 million speculative logistics development, which will include

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Irish Distillers announces plans for Midleton Distillery to become carbon neutral by 2026

    Irish Distillers announces plans for Midleton Distillery to become carbon neutral by 2026

Irish Distillers will invest €50 million in its Midleton Distillery in County Cork over the next four years to deliver

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Stronger Output and Activity for Irish Construction Sector but Challenges in Housing Remain

    Stronger Output and Activity for Irish Construction Sector but Challenges in Housing Remain

The construction industry in Ireland commenced 2022 on a solid footing, supported by a strong economy, a buoyant labour market

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Scotland’s industrial biotechnology sector anticipated to surpass £1 billion turnover milestone by 2025

    Scotland’s industrial biotechnology sector anticipated to surpass £1 billion turnover milestone by 2025

Scotland’s industrial biotechnology community is exceeding growth expectations and is on track to achieve annual turnover of £1.2 billion by

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Britishvolt partners with Prologis to build £200 million West Midlands scale up facility

    Britishvolt partners with Prologis to build £200 million West Midlands scale up facility

Battery pioneer Britishvolt will anchor its UK battery scale up facilities in the West Midlands, with an investment exceeding £200

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Kingspan to invest €200 million in new Building Technology Campus in Ukraine

    Kingspan to invest €200 million in new Building Technology Campus in Ukraine

Kingspan, the global leader in advanced insulation and energy-efficient building solutions, is to invest €200 million in a new Building

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