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ESB Group to collaborate with BladeBridge to repurpose wind turbine blades

    ESB Group to collaborate with BladeBridge to repurpose wind turbine blades

ESB has announced a new collaboration with BladeBridge, a Cork-based start-up specialising in wind turbine blade repurposing. The company had participated in the ‘2050 Accelerator’ programme, a sustainability-focused start-up accelerator

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New report identifies Ireland’s €38 billion offshore wind opportunity

    New report identifies Ireland’s €38 billion offshore wind opportunity

Achieving Ireland’s 2050 offshore wind energy targets could be worth at least €38 billion to the Irish economy, according to a new report. The research highlights the need for a

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Major R&D investment by Collins Aerospace in Northern Ireland

    Major R&D investment by Collins Aerospace in Northern Ireland

US company Collins Aerospace, an RTX business, has invested over £16 million in an ambitious R&D project at its Kilkeel site that is helping develop highly innovative passenger seating products

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Engineering and construction dominate top 20 hardest to fill jobs

    Engineering and construction dominate top 20 hardest to fill jobs

Jobs for online moderators, ad reviewers, tax consultants, assorted engineers and construction specialists are among the top 20 hardest to fill in Ireland, according to new data from Indeed. The

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Engineering Industries Ireland to Sponsor the 2024 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

    Engineering Industries Ireland to Sponsor the 2024 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

Engineering Industries Ireland (EII), the Ibec group representing the engineering manufacturing and services sector in Ireland, has been announced as the Headline Sponsor of the annual Manufacturing & Supply Chain

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The Future of Manufacturing: Five Key Trends to Watch Out for in 2024

    The Future of Manufacturing: Five Key Trends to Watch Out for in 2024

Technological advancements, climate change, and geopolitical tensions have transformed the global manufacturing landscape in recent decades. Along the way, academics and industry experts have explored concepts such as Industry 4.0

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£11 million awarded to support UK battery technology innovation

    £11 million awarded to support UK battery technology innovation

Twenty battery tech innovators have been awarded grants of up to £907,000 by UKRI’s Faraday Battery Challenge (FBC). The FBC aims to accelerate the development and commercialisation of state-of-the-art battery

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Busting the automation myths: 7 reasons to embrace robotics

    Busting the automation myths: 7 reasons to embrace robotics

By Carl Patrick, Robot Sales Manager – Machine Tool Automation, FANUC UK The UK is currently the world’s sixth largest economy and eighth largest manufacturing nation[1]. But despite being the

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BBSRC launches UK’s first bioscience prosperity partnership programme

    BBSRC launches UK’s first bioscience prosperity partnership programme

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) will support 10 dynamic research collaborations between UK business and academia in its first round of prosperity partnership funding. From developing effective

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Ireland forecast to record strongest construction growth amongst 19 European countries as output declines across the Continent – Euroconstruct

    Ireland forecast to record strongest construction growth amongst 19 European countries as output declines across the Continent – Euroconstruct

Construction output in Ireland is forecast to grow at the strongest rate among 19 European countries, expanding by 3.2% this year and 4.4% in 2024. This comes at a time

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Sam Moffett of Moffett Automated Storage named 2023 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

    Sam Moffett of Moffett Automated Storage named 2023 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

Sam Moffett (pictured), Managing Director and Founder of Moffett Automated Storage Ltd in Monaghan, has been named the emerging and overall, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ for 2023. Sam Moffett

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Eakin Healthcare establishes Ostomy Centre of Excellence with £19 million investment in R&D

    Eakin Healthcare establishes Ostomy Centre of Excellence with £19 million investment in R&D

Eakin Healthcare has announced an investment of £19 million in Research and Development (R&D) to establish an Ostomy Centre of Excellence at its International Headquarters in Comber, County Down. Celebrating

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Vertiv invests in manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland to support growing demand driven by AI and digitalisation trends

    Vertiv invests in manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland to support growing demand driven by AI and digitalisation trends

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has announced that it is making a significant investment in a manufacturing facility in Campsie, Derry/Londonderry, creating approximately 200

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Fortescue accelerates the manufacture of zero emission technologies with the opening of new $23 million UK facility

    Fortescue accelerates the manufacture of zero emission technologies with the opening of new $23 million UK facility

Fortescue, the Australian integrated green technology, metals and energy company, has delivered a major boost to jobs, manufacturing, and green energy in the United Kingdom, with the opening of a

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Sterling Engineering establishes a base in Galway

    Sterling Engineering establishes a base in Galway

Sterling Engineering, a provider of outsourced engineering services for manufacturing companies across medical technologies, life science, automotive, food and beverage industries has announced that it plans to create 50 jobs

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£41 million to enhance UK research and innovation clusters

    £41 million to enhance UK research and innovation clusters

From net zero buildings to agri-tech and semiconductors to photonics, 10 new projects will boost UK economic growth and address regional needs. The projects will combine some of the country’s

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Industry and academia partnerships aim to boost UK economic growth

    Industry and academia partnerships aim to boost UK economic growth

Nine new regional partnerships between UK universities and manufacturing businesses will address industry-driven challenges and develop new technologies. The Early-Stage Prosperity Partnerships have received almost £5 million from the Engineering

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Historic milestone reached as new aircraft manufacturing returns to the UK

    Historic milestone reached as new aircraft manufacturing returns to the UK

British aircraft manufacturer, Britten-Norman, has begun UK production of the Islander, the world-leading sub-regional aircraft, having shifted its manufacturing back to the UK from overseas. This historic moment is the

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US-based Wesco International to expand in Ireland

    US-based Wesco International to expand in Ireland

Wesco International, a US-based global provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics and supply chain solutions, has announced that it will expand its operations in Ireland to include a new Digital Center

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Northern Ireland company bringing The Wombles back to life with new collection

    Northern Ireland company bringing The Wombles back to life with new collection

Northern Ireland company, Environmental Street Furniture (ESF), is bringing some of the UK’s most cherished TV characters, The Wombles, back to life through the launch of its latest innovative product

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Researchers transform landfilled wind turbine blades into footbridges

    Researchers transform landfilled wind turbine blades into footbridges

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are transforming wind turbine blades, which are set to be landfilled or incinerated, into footbridges that can hold the weight of a 30-tonne digger. Over

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Driving the electric revolution competition invests in UK net zero manufacturing tech

    Driving the electric revolution competition invests in UK net zero manufacturing tech

Innovate UK has awarded £5.8 million in funding to 12 projects that scale-up the manufacturing of underpinning net zero technologies to increase UK industrial resilience. UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI)

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BAE Systems to acquire Ball Aerospace in $5.55 billion deal

    BAE Systems to acquire Ball Aerospace in $5.55 billion deal

BAE Systems plc has agreed to acquire the Ball Aerospace business from Ball Corporation for c.$5.55 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments. The proposed stock transaction will be

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Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – the SEC Glasgow – 25th October 2023

  Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – the SEC Glasgow – 25th October 2023

The annual Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is being held at the SEC Glasgow on 25th

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Advancing Precision Engineering – Irish Manufacturing Research introduces Global S CMM

  Advancing Precision Engineering – Irish Manufacturing Research introduces Global S CMM

In an exciting development in precision manufacturing, Hexagon and Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) have announced the successful commissioning of their

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Manufacturing and engineering finalists announced ahead of Worldskills Ireland 2023

  Manufacturing and engineering finalists announced ahead of Worldskills Ireland 2023

Ahead of Worldskills Ireland 2023, 160 students and apprentices from across Ireland have been named as competition finalists who will

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New technology hub to accelerate next generation Airbus wings

  New technology hub to accelerate next generation Airbus wings

Airbus is investing further in its UK innovation capabilities, with the opening of a new Wing Technology Development Centre (WTDC)

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Investment in green innovation secures prestigious NHS contract for AIC Group

  Investment in green innovation secures prestigious NHS contract for AIC Group

Armagh-based AIC Group Limited, specialists in thermal treatment and waste to energy systems, has secured a prestigious contract with NHS

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£100 million Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) granted planning approval in Northern Ireland

  £100 million Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) granted planning approval in Northern Ireland

Plans for a £100 million Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) at Global Point in Newtownabbey have been approved by Antrim

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Universal Display Corporation and PPG celebrate opening of OLED manufacturing site in Shannon

  Universal Display Corporation and PPG celebrate opening of OLED manufacturing site in Shannon

Universal Display Corporation and PPG have officially opened a new state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode (OLED) manufacturing facility in Shannon, Ireland.

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AMIC to partner with Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

  AMIC to partner with Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

The Queen’s University-led Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC), which represents investment of £100 million under the Belfast Region City Deal,

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Europe’s largest 3D modular homes facility to be built in the UK

  Europe’s largest 3D modular homes facility to be built in the UK

TopHat, the leading modular housebuilder, has announced its intention to deliver Europe’s largest modular homes facility. Capable of delivering one

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New multi-million pound investment to boost technologies for the UK’s future combat aircraft

  New multi-million pound investment to boost technologies for the UK’s future combat aircraft

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract extension worth £656 million to BAE Systems to progress the concepting

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2023 – 23rd & 24th May, RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

  National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2023 – 23rd & 24th May, RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

The 2023 National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition will be held over two days – on 23rd and 24th of May

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Irish Battery technology company Xerotech plans to hire 100 new employees to meet global demand

  Irish Battery technology company Xerotech plans to hire 100 new employees to meet global demand

Xerotech, a world leader in advanced battery systems for non-road mobile machinery applications, has announced that it plans to hire

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SFM Engineering opens major factory expansion in Northern Ireland

  SFM Engineering opens major factory expansion in Northern Ireland

County Armagh-based materials handling firm, SFM Engineering has celebrated the opening of its new factory extension following a £2 million

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Industry Training Services opens for business in Dublin

  Industry Training Services opens for business in Dublin

Industry Training Services (ITS), Northern Ireland’s number one provider of health and safety training solutions to the construction, civil engineering,

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National Construction Summit – 21st March 2023 – Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin

  National Construction Summit – 21st March 2023 – Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin

The 2023 National Construction Summit is being held on Tuesday, March 21st at the Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown in Dublin.

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Ford to cut 1,300 jobs in the UK

  Ford to cut 1,300 jobs in the UK

Ford in Europe has announced it is taking the next steps in the transformation of its business, responding to rapidly

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Smart Green Shipping celebrates new wave of investment from MOL Drybulk Ltd and Scottish Enterprise

  Smart Green Shipping celebrates new wave of investment from MOL Drybulk Ltd and Scottish Enterprise

Smart Green Shipping is a systems design and engineering company based at Dumfries in Scotland that is developing unique retrofit

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UK car production down in 2022 but electric vehicle output surges to new record

  UK car production down in 2022 but electric vehicle output surges to new record

UK car production declined -9.8% in 2022 to 775,014 units, according to the latest figures issued by the Society of

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MTC offers lifeline to Britishvolt employees

  MTC offers lifeline to Britishvolt employees

The Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is offering a lifeline to redundant employees of the collapsed battery manufacturer Britishvolt. The

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Rapid Power Generation to create 15 jobs in Northern Ireland expansion

  Rapid Power Generation to create 15 jobs in Northern Ireland expansion

Tandragee-based electrical engineering company, Rapid Power Generation is creating 15 jobs in efforts to meet global demand for its generator

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Limerick engineering firm OMC Technologies announces a €4 million investment

  Limerick engineering firm OMC Technologies announces a €4 million investment

Limerick engineering firm OMC Technologies has announced a €4 million investment, as well as the recruitment of 40 new personnel

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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

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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

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Leonardo awarded €690 million contract

  Leonardo awarded €690 million contract

Yeovil-based Leonardo, one of the UK’s leading aerospace companies and one of biggest suppliers of defence and security equipment to

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£500,000 investment in Southampton engineering hub

  £500,000 investment in Southampton engineering hub

Specialised industrial service provider ERIKS has invested £500,000 in a new Southampton regional hub as part of multi-million-pound infrastructure improvements

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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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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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Lisburn manufacturer CASC invests £1.7 million to drive growth through skills and 26 jobs

  Lisburn manufacturer CASC invests £1.7 million to drive growth through skills and 26 jobs

Lisburn based manufacturer CASC is investing £1.7 million in its business growth through the creation of 26 jobs and the

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Kirby announces latest Senior Management Appointments

  Kirby announces latest Senior Management Appointments

Leading Irish Mechanical and Electrical engineering company Kirby Group Engineering has announced seven additions to its senior management team. The

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IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2022 – Finalists Announced

  IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2022 – Finalists Announced

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR), in partnership with Premier Publishing & Events, has announced the finalists for the IMR Manufacturing &

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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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Report outlines Tomorrow’s Engineering Research Challenges

  Report outlines Tomorrow’s Engineering Research Challenges

A new report sets out the long-term vision for how engineering research will help to tackle key challenges. In the

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – TEC, Belfast – 23rd June 2022

  Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – TEC, Belfast – 23rd June 2022

Expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors, the Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition is being held

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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

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Two British engineering leaders combine to co-create future battery technology

  Two British engineering leaders combine to co-create future battery technology

Aston Martin has moved another step forward in its journey to electrification, with an agreement to develop bespoke high performance

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