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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 October 2022, will be the largest event of its kind

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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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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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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 University of Strathclyde, to manufacture the world’s first all-electric jet

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National Manufacturing Institute Scotland appoints former UKRI Challenge Director as Chief Executive Officer

    National Manufacturing Institute Scotland appoints former UKRI Challenge Director as Chief Executive Officer

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) has appointed former UKRI Made Smarter Innovation Challenge Director, Chris Courtney, as Chief Executive Officer. Operated by the University of Strathclyde, NMIS is a group

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Rising cost of living forces consumers to tighten grip on finances and get creative with sustainability

    Rising cost of living forces consumers to tighten grip on finances and get creative with sustainability

Consumers globally are preparing to hunker down for a long financial squeeze, as the increasing cost of living and geopolitical uncertainties push them to seek financial control amid low economic

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AFRC Forging ahead

    AFRC Forging ahead

Six major players in the forging and forming industries have joined the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) Group, just

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UK projects aim to reduce waste and improve energy efficiency

    UK projects aim to reduce waste and improve energy efficiency

Eight innovative new projects aim to transform the sustainability of the UK’s foundation industry companies and supply chains. The projects have secured a combined £24 million of UK Research and

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New digital training scheme for Irish SMEs launched

    New digital training scheme for Irish SMEs launched

Google, Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices have announced a new partnership, with a focus on supporting Irish businesses to up-skill digitally and enhance their online capabilities. The newly

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Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

    Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

A novel network of researchers is set to help the UK’s agri-food industry move one step closer to net zero. Funded to the tune of £5 million, the network will

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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 of every region in the country. Through the European Regional Development

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Manufacturing Industry in the Irish Border Region Works Together to Compete on International Market

    Manufacturing Industry in the Irish Border Region Works Together to Compete on International Market

A new manufacturing cluster to help develop the industry in the border region to compete on a national and international level has been officially launched at Atlantic Technological University. The

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Details of Galway Hydrogen Hub (GH2) announced

    Details of Galway Hydrogen Hub (GH2) announced

Details of the Galway Hydrogen Hub (GH2), Ireland’s first Hydrogen Valley have been announced.  GH2 is a consortium consisting of seven members – NUI Galway, the Port of Galway, CIÉ

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Geothermal energy could be “invisible key” to unlock new energy sources

    Geothermal energy could be “invisible key” to unlock new energy sources

Geothermal energy could be the “invisible key” to unlock new energy sources and help meet net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to Queen’s University Belfast researchers. Professor Mark

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Next Stage of New European Digital Innovation Hubs

    Next Stage of New European Digital Innovation Hubs

The European Commission has announced that CeADAR based in UCD, Dublin, and the FactoryxChange consortium in the Irish Midlands are one step closer to being fully approved as European Digital

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Bringing quantum technologies into the real world

    Bringing quantum technologies into the real world

From tackling climate change to improving digital security, the UK is revolutionising multiple industries by harnessing the power of quantum technologies. The commercialising quantum technologies challenge at UK Research and

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Export sector driving strong economic growth in Ireland, however, challenges ahead with greater inflationary pressures, tight labour markets and rising interest rates

    Export sector driving strong economic growth in Ireland, however, challenges ahead with greater inflationary pressures, tight labour markets and rising interest rates

Despite significant challenges in the global economy, Irish economic growth is set to continue in 2022, largely driven by a strong export sector. The ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute)

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Cost-of-living crisis replaces covid as key challenge to UK grocery market

    Cost-of-living crisis replaces covid as key challenge to UK grocery market

The UK grocery market is set to grow by 11.3% – from £216.8 billion to £241.3 billion – between 2022 and 2027, according to highly anticipated new figures from insight

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New material developed at University of Limerick can ‘capture toxic pollutants from air’

    New material developed at University of Limerick can ‘capture toxic pollutants from air’

Researchers at University of Limerick have developed a new material that has the ability to capture toxic chemicals from the air. The material is capable of capturing trace amounts of

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Teagasc Researcher Diarmuid Sheehan receives International Dairy Foods Association Research award

    Teagasc Researcher Diarmuid Sheehan receives International Dairy Foods Association Research award

Diarmuid Sheehan, from the Teagasc Food Research programme, has been announced as the 2022 recipient of the International Dairy Foods Association Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing awarded by the

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ActionZero establishes manufacturing and research development centre in Ireland

    ActionZero establishes manufacturing and research development centre in Ireland

ActionZero, an Irish-owned climate technology company, has announced the establishment of its new manufacturing, research and  development centre in Tralee at the former Borg Warner facility. The company will continue

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UK Engineering Biology receives £20.6 million funding boost

    UK Engineering Biology receives £20.6 million funding boost

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) have invested £20.6 million into innovative projects across the UK. The latest investment by UKRI partners and

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Report shows UK’s strong position in global transport supply chain

    Report shows UK’s strong position in global transport supply chain

Innovate UK has published a report: ‘Global competitiveness: how does UK transport measure up?’ The report benchmarks the UK transport supply chain against the performance of leading nations in different

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How can we realise the true potential of low-carbon fuels?

    How can we realise the true potential of low-carbon fuels?

New research projects will help enable the future take-up of greener, hydrogen-based fuels in the UK. The Engineering and Physical

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Accelerating traditional manufacturing methods into the 21st century

    Accelerating traditional manufacturing methods into the 21st century

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has recently welcomed two new Tier Two members to the organisation.

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CEFLEX awarded UK Research and Innovation funding for flexible packaging design testing programme

    CEFLEX awarded UK Research and Innovation funding for flexible packaging design testing programme

CEFLEX (Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging) has announced a major collaboration with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to co-fund investigations

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Rotary forge heading to Sheffield from Scotland

    Rotary forge heading to Sheffield from Scotland

A productivity boosting rotary forge that can provide up to 90% materials savings compared to conventional machining is being shipped

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British Bakels Celebrates 75 Years with Launch of New Report

    British Bakels Celebrates 75 Years with Launch of New Report

British Bakels, manufacturers and distributors of bread, pastry, cake and confectionery ingredients, is celebrating 75 years since it was founded

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Launch of working group to help shape the future of UK airspace

    Launch of working group to help shape the future of UK airspace

The future flight challenge has launched a new industry working group, focusing on the emerging generation of vehicle types and

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Building Britain’s low-carbon supply chain to lead net zero revolution

    Building Britain’s low-carbon supply chain to lead net zero revolution

£16.7 million of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding is going to build the manufacturing capability Britain needs to lead

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Research and Development for the Manufacturing Industry Explained

Manufacturing firms could claim tens of thousands back in tax relief The HMRC Research and Development Tax Scheme was created

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Shared Island research highlights potential for growing services trade and enhancing attractiveness to high-value foreign direct investment across the island of Ireland

    Shared Island research highlights potential for growing services trade and enhancing attractiveness to high-value foreign direct investment across the island of Ireland

The ESRI has published two reports titled Cross-border trade in services and Enhancing the attractiveness of the island of Ireland to high-value

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Irish Government launches Call 4 of Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    Irish Government launches Call 4 of Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Irish Government has launched call 4 of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF). The aim of the fund is

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Enterprise Ireland to invest €14 million in new research programme

    Enterprise Ireland to invest €14 million in new research programme

The Government has announced significant new investment in the next phase of research at the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC).

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Six Key Opportunities in Controlled Environment Agriculture

    Six Key Opportunities in Controlled Environment Agriculture

The global market size for controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is set to reach a market value of $100 billion by

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Private labels are poised to increase sales as leading FMCG brands pass on inflationary price increases to consumers

    Private labels are poised to increase sales as leading FMCG brands pass on inflationary price increases to consumers

Findings from IRI’s biannual ‘FMCG Demand Signals’ report reveals how demand for major supermarkets’ own private labels have dragged, preventing

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€20.5 million funding recommendation by the European Commission for five Irish start-ups

    €20.5 million funding recommendation by the European Commission for five Irish start-ups

The European Commission has released evaluation results showing that five Enterprise Ireland-backed companies have been recommended for more than €20.5

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Two thirds of companies in Ireland are not confident they could reach carbon neutrality by 2030

    Two thirds of companies in Ireland are not confident they could reach carbon neutrality by 2030

New data from the inaugural EY Ireland State of Sustainability report reveals that although 41% of businesses believe the pandemic has spurred them to

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UK construction output grows in Q2 although monthly data points to a slowdown in activity

    UK construction output grows in Q2 although monthly data points to a slowdown in activity

While the UK construction industry contracted sharply by 14% in 2020, a strong recovery is expected, with output forecast to

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Tyndall and Net Feasa Driving the Future of Smart Cargo Transport

    Tyndall and Net Feasa Driving the Future of Smart Cargo Transport

Shipping lines, freight forwarders and haulage companies are under increasing pressure to minimise transport costs, ensure on-time delivery and meet

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The New Reality: Opportunities in Augmented Reality to Explode in Coming Years

    The New Reality: Opportunities in Augmented Reality to Explode in Coming Years

Consumer mass-market augmented reality (AR) products and applications could become the fourth wave of modern technological progress, following the PC

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Dairy Processing Technology Centre signs MoU with VistaMilk paving the way for future dairy collaborations

    Dairy Processing Technology Centre signs MoU with VistaMilk paving the way for future dairy collaborations

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Limerick and Teagasc will facilitate two leading dairy research centres –

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Abbott Announces R&D Investment in Clonmel for Continued Development of Cardiovascular Devices

    Abbott Announces R&D Investment in Clonmel for Continued Development of Cardiovascular Devices

Global healthcare company Abbott has announced further investment in its cardiovascular Research and Development Centre based at its Vascular devices

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If FMCG brands can’t prove they’re eco-friendly, consumers will stop buying them

    If FMCG brands can’t prove they’re eco-friendly, consumers will stop buying them

One in five UK consumers (21%) have consciously stopped buying a particular brand or product because of concerns over its

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Deal activity in food and beverage sector rebounds at start of 2021

    Deal activity in food and beverage sector rebounds at start of 2021

New research from leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP finds that deal activity in the food and

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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.

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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

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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

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Half of Britain’s manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-attacks in last 12 months

    Half of Britain’s manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-attacks in last 12 months

Half of Britain’s manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-crime during the last 12 months, after thousands of organisations moved

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Irish CEOs embrace transformation and new business models ahead of global counterparts

    Irish CEOs embrace transformation and new business models ahead of global counterparts

Irish CEOs are leading the charge globally when it comes to continued investment in transformation programmes, according to the latest

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Discount Channel to Add €34 Billion to European Grocery Retail Market

    Discount Channel to Add €34 Billion to European Grocery Retail Market

The discount channel accounts for 43% of retail growth across Europe and will add €34 billion in sales from 2020

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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

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Irish Construction could fall short of meeting demands even when it fully opens

    Irish Construction could fall short of meeting demands even when it fully opens

As lockdown ends, and building is finally allowed to recommence, Irish construction may not be ready to meet the pent

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75% of Irish food SMEs expect revenue growth in the year ahead

    75% of Irish food SMEs expect revenue growth in the year ahead

Irish food SMEs are optimistic about their growth prospects, according to new research by Love Irish Food and PwC, which found

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COVID-19 lockdown leads to further decline in Irish construction activity, but confidence reaches two-and-a-half year high

    COVID-19 lockdown leads to further decline in Irish construction activity, but confidence reaches two-and-a-half year high

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 30.9

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Tate & Lyle launches Stabiliser University™ to share stabiliser science expertise with food and beverage formulators

    Tate & Lyle launches Stabiliser University™ to share stabiliser science expertise with food and beverage formulators

Tate & Lyle, a leading UK and global provider of food and beverage solutions and ingredients, has announce the launch

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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

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Ireland’s Top 25 Most Valuable Brands lose nearly €3 billion worth of brand value amid pandemic woes

    Ireland’s Top 25 Most Valuable Brands lose nearly €3 billion worth of brand value amid pandemic woes

Ireland has recorded mixed fortunes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with the lowest rates per capita in Europe in mid-December 2020,

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