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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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Britvic welcomes deposit return scheme news

    Britvic welcomes deposit return scheme news

Drinks manufacturer Britvic has welcomed the Government’s announcement that a deposit return scheme will be established across England, Wales and Northern Ireland in October 2025. In response to its March

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ESB Networks announces transformative plans for a Net Zero future with estimated investment of €10 billion

    ESB Networks announces transformative plans for a Net Zero future with estimated investment of €10 billion

ESB Networks has launched its Networks for Net Zero Strategy which outlines its commitment to future-proofing Ireland’s electricity network and making the country’s goal of net zero by 2050 a

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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 sets. The early-stage SME designs and manufactures diesel and natural

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Global retail trends for 2023

    Global retail trends for 2023

Global insight provider IGD has identified six trends set to influence the global retail landscape in 2023. With inflation driving a significant increase in production costs and retail prices across

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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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New billet caster among £330 million of investments at British Steel

    New billet caster among £330 million of investments at British Steel

British Steel’s new billet caster, which is among £330 million worth of investments Jingye has made in the UK business since acquiring it 3 years ago, is scheduled to be

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Nolan Transport officially opens its new €12 million Global Logistics Park in Wexford

    Nolan Transport officially opens its new €12 million Global Logistics Park in Wexford

Nolan Transport, the European asset based logistics company which is headquartered in Ireland, has stepped forward and invested in the future of today’s supply chain requirements. The world has seen

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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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218,178 now employed by Enterprise Ireland client companies

    218,178 now employed by Enterprise Ireland client companies

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, has announced the creation of 19,660 new jobs by Enterprise Ireland client companies in 2022. The jobs growth translates

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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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Chip crisis subdues UK new car market but EVs now second only to petrol

    Chip crisis subdues UK new car market but EVs now second only to petrol

The UK new car market recorded its fifth consecutive month of growth in December, with an 18.3% increase to reach 128,462 new registrations, according to the latest figures from the

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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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Green Talent is on the rise – increased focus required to meet Ireland’s climate targets – Labour Market Pulse

    Green Talent is on the rise – increased focus required to meet Ireland’s climate targets – Labour Market Pulse

IDA Ireland, in partnership with Microsoft and LinkedIn, has published its latest Labour Market Pulse, which provides an overview of the current insights and trends across the Irish labour market

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Manufacturers and importers warned of more red tape ahead as new deadline looms

    Manufacturers and importers warned of more red tape ahead as new deadline looms

European manufacturers exporting to the UK, and UK importers, must brace themselves for further red tape and costs, as the deadline for compliance with the new quality control mark, UK

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CRH establishes new $250 million Venture Capital Unit

    CRH establishes new $250 million Venture Capital Unit

CRH plc, the global leader in building materials solutions, has established CRH Ventures, its venture capital unit, which will support the development of new technologies and innovative solutions to meet

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Vision to make Shannon Estuary Region a renewable energy powerhouse

    Vision to make Shannon Estuary Region a renewable energy powerhouse

The Shannon Estuary has the potential to be the premier location in Ireland for offshore renewable energy as well as a transport hub for Ireland, according to the newly published

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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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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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Highest Increase in Irish FDI Employment ever

    Highest Increase in Irish FDI Employment ever

IDA Ireland, the inward investment promotion and development agency of the Irish Government, has reported strong annual results for 2022

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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

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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

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Dawn Meats to invest €100 million in Net Zero climate commitment

    Dawn Meats to invest €100 million in Net Zero climate commitment

Dawn Meats has announced a substantial new plan which will see the Irish meat processor target Net Zero operational emissions

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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

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Composites UK launches Sustainability Good Practice Guide

    Composites UK launches Sustainability Good Practice Guide

Composites UK has launched the latest in its series of good practice guides. This latest edition focuses on The Sustainability

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Lakeland Dairies signs new deal worth over €1 million with Lidl Ireland

    Lakeland Dairies signs new deal worth over €1 million with Lidl Ireland

Lidl Ireland has announced a new contract extension worth more than €1 million with Lakeland Dairies, based in County Cavan.

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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

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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

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Major change for small Irish companies

    Major change for small Irish companies

Thousands more Irish companies will now be eligible for Government export grants in a move designed to fill a crucial

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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

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Ibec survey of Irish manufacturing sector shows cost of energy is the biggest challenge heading into 2023

    Ibec survey of Irish manufacturing sector shows cost of energy is the biggest challenge heading into 2023

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has published the results of a major new survey which shows a drop

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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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70% of Manufacturers Say Economic Climate Holding Back Sustainability Strategy

    70% of Manufacturers Say Economic Climate Holding Back Sustainability Strategy

Almost seven-in-ten (69%) manufacturing decision makers agree that their sustainability strategy has been restricted due to cost pressures. This is

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Construction set to commence on the reopening of the Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight Services

    Construction set to commence on the reopening of the Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight Services

Construction is set to commence in the coming weeks on the first phase of works to reopen the Foynes to

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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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IRI report indicates small and mid-sized manufacturers losing ground in volume and value to private labels

    IRI report indicates small and mid-sized manufacturers losing ground in volume and value to private labels

The latest biannual ‘FMCG Demand Signals’ report from IRI has revealed that Private Labels now make up 36% of total FMCG

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Masterplan puts Shannon Foynes Port on course to become international floating offshore wind energy hub

    Masterplan puts Shannon Foynes Port on course to become international floating offshore wind energy hub

The Shannon Estuary presents a unique opportunity and is best placed in Ireland and Europe to develop the Atlantic floating

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Mondelēz International Contributed £933 Million to UK Economy in 2021

    Mondelēz International Contributed £933 Million to UK Economy in 2021

Mondelēz International, makers and bakers of iconic brands including Cadbury, OREO and Maynards Bassetts, has launched its latest economic and

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New report on the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind highlights the “Unprecedented Opportunity for the Atlantic Region

    New report on the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind highlights the “Unprecedented Opportunity for the Atlantic Region

A new report identifies an unprecedented opportunity for the Atlantic Region in the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind. The

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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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Over 90% of Irish whiskey producers have had production negatively impacted by supply chain issues

    Over 90% of Irish whiskey producers have had production negatively impacted by supply chain issues

92% of Irish whiskey producers have said that supply chain delays have negatively impacted on their recent production output and

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Soltec (Ireland) opens state-of-the-art waste management facility

    Soltec (Ireland) opens state-of-the-art waste management facility

Soltec (Ireland) Ltd has opened its newly developed five-acre waste treatment and recovery facility in the IDA Business Park, Clonmore,

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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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AMTE Power agrees production contract with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre for its Ultra High Power cells

    AMTE Power agrees production contract with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre for its Ultra High Power cells

AMTE Power, the developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion and sodium-ion battery cells for specialist markets, has signed a contract to

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Eco-friendly Cloud can reduce energy costs for manufacturers

    Eco-friendly Cloud can reduce energy costs for manufacturers

Rising energy costs are impacting on UK manufacturers’ competitiveness. The government’s recent intervention, funding for high energy usage businesses, is

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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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Enva expands farm plastics recycling business in Ireland

    Enva expands farm plastics recycling business in Ireland

Enva, one of the UK and Ireland’s leading recycling and resource management companies. has completed the acquisition of Ireland’s largest

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Chemical Business Association creates new roles to support growth plans

    Chemical Business Association creates new roles to support growth plans

The Chemical Business Association (CBA), which represents the UK chemical supply chain, has announced the recent appointment of two key

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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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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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Drinks producers urged to get ready for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme as SEPA publishes new guidance

    Drinks producers urged to get ready for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme as SEPA publishes new guidance

New, step-by-step guidance has been published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to ensure drinks producers are ready when

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