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Solar powered soft drinks: 75% of the electricity used to make Britvic brands in Britain now comes from the sun

    Solar powered soft drinks: 75% of the electricity used to make Britvic brands in Britain now comes from the sun

75% of the electricity now being used to make Britvic soft drinks in Great Britain – from Fruit Shoot to Tango, Robinsons to J2O – is coming from a 160-acre

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University of Limerick study reveals eco-friendly way to generate power from waste wood

    University of Limerick study reveals eco-friendly way to generate power from waste wood

A new study by researchers at University of Limerick has revealed a sustainable method of efficiently converting waste heat into electricity using Irish wood products, while minimising costs and environmental

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ESG in British Manufacturing

    ESG in British Manufacturing

Britain’s manufacturers are stepping up their ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) commitments as the topic rises rapidly on the boardroom agenda in response to the growing labour market, government, investor

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Drone Summit and Mobility Now Conference – 1st & 2nd March 2024 – RDS, Dublin

    Drone Summit and Mobility Now Conference – 1st & 2nd March 2024 – RDS, Dublin

The advent of the railways, motorised road vehicles and air travel has revolutionised transport and society during the last two centuries. However, we are now entering a new epoch when

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Nephin Energy fuels Green Gas Revolution from County Tipperary

    Nephin Energy fuels Green Gas Revolution from County Tipperary

Nephin Energy has announced the creation of its new business Nephin Renewable Gas (NRG). NRG is a newly established renewable energy company and has set up its operational headquarters in

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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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Food and drink makers secure Made Smarter backing

    Food and drink makers secure Made Smarter backing

SME manufacturers in the UK food and drink sector are the latest to secure backing from Made Smarter’s trailblazing adoption programme. Brightside Brewing Company, Just Bee Honey, Studio Bakery, Chandley

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KTF Housing embraces sustainable future with supporting grant from Enterprise Ireland

    KTF Housing embraces sustainable future with supporting grant from Enterprise Ireland

In a significant boost to sustainable building practices, KTF Housing – a leader in Irish timber frame home manufacturing – has recently secured a supporting grant from Enterprise Ireland. Established

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CILT Mobility & Supply Chain Summit takes place on 27th February 2024

    CILT Mobility & Supply Chain Summit takes place on 27th February 2024

This year, during Logistics & Supply Chain Skills Week as supported by the Department of Transport the CILT Mobility & Supply Chain Summit will take place on Tuesday, 27th February

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Flowcopter lands funding from Scottish Enterprise to develop greener, greater drones to rival helicopters

    Flowcopter lands funding from Scottish Enterprise to develop greener, greater drones to rival helicopters

A drone technology manufacturer has received almost £1 million from Scottish Enterprise to support the development of a new hybrid, heavy-lift, unmanned aircraft capable of operating on less than 30%

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Nominations now open for 2024 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme

    Nominations now open for 2024 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme

The 2024 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) programme is officially open for nominations. Entrepreneurs from emerging, established, and international businesses operating across all industry sectors from the Republic of

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First installed turbine at Yellow River Wind Farm marks major milestone

    First installed turbine at Yellow River Wind Farm marks major milestone

Yellow River Wind Farm, which is currently under construction in Rhode, County Offaly, has reached a key milestone following the successful installation of the project’s first turbine. Wind turbine supplier Nordex

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Scottish Enterprise’s new focus can unlock thousands of new jobs and billions of pounds to help transform Scotland’s economy

    Scottish Enterprise’s new focus can unlock thousands of new jobs and billions of pounds to help transform Scotland’s economy

Scottish Enterprise has unveiled its future focus to help unlock thousands of new jobs and billions of pounds of global growth opportunities to deliver a more successful, greener and fairer

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CIRCULÉIRE Innovation Fund powers CIRTEX Mattress Project

    CIRCULÉIRE Innovation Fund powers CIRTEX Mattress Project

CIRTEX, a member of Irish Manufacturing Research’s (IMR) flagship circular economy initiative CIRCULÉIRE, has revolutionised textile waste management by transforming over 1,000 used mattresses weekly into high-quality components for various industries.

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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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Scotch whisky boosts UK economy by £7.1 billion

    Scotch whisky boosts UK economy by £7.1 billion

The contribution of the Scotch Whisky industry to the UK economy reached £7.1 billion in 2022. A new report by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) also reveals the industry supports

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IceMOS Technology raises pre-IPO funding following Northern Ireland Investment Summit

    IceMOS Technology raises pre-IPO funding following Northern Ireland Investment Summit

Semi-conductor manufacturer, IceMOS Technology Corporation has announced that it has secured pre-IPO funding as a result of meeting a London-based investor at the Northern Ireland Investment Summit in September. IceMOS

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Employment in Enterprise Ireland supported companies increases to a record 225,495

    Employment in Enterprise Ireland supported companies increases to a record 225,495

Employment in client companies of Enterprise Ireland increased to a total of 225,495 in 2023, the highest ever recorded. The total number of jobs created was 15,530.  When job losses are

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Pathway for zero emission vehicle transition by 2035 becomes law in the UK

    Pathway for zero emission vehicle transition by 2035 becomes law in the UK

The UK now has the most ambitious regulatory framework for the switch to electric vehicles of any country in the world, thanks to new laws which commenced on 3 January

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£38 million funding to upgrade the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre

    £38 million funding to upgrade the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre

The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) has secured funding to upgrade the facility to support innovation projects for high-tech developers and users of battery technologies. The new funding for the

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MMC Ireland to lead the MMC Stage at the National Construction Summit 2024

    MMC Ireland to lead the MMC Stage at the National Construction Summit 2024

MMC Ireland, an industry organisation comprising over 60 member companies committed to promoting offsite and other modern methods of construction (MMC), has announced its involvement in the National Construction Summit

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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

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C&D Foods to invest €48 million in Longford facility

    C&D Foods to invest €48 million in Longford facility

The petfood division of ABP Food Group, C&D Foods, has announced an investment of €48 million for its flagship facility

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£12 million to deliver UK’s national battery materials scale up facility

    £12 million to deliver UK’s national battery materials scale up facility

The faraday battery challenge (FBC) has awarded the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult £12 million to deliver the facility through

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IDA Ireland reports strong annual results for 2023

    IDA Ireland reports strong annual results for 2023

IDA Ireland has reported strong annual results for 2023 showing an increased number of investments, steady levels of employment across

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Multi-million-pound funding boost for medical device innovation in Scotland

    Multi-million-pound funding boost for medical device innovation in Scotland

Scottish companies are to benefit from three years of further support from the Medical Device Manufacturing Centre. The Medical Device

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End of project marks new era for UK industrial decarbonisation

    End of project marks new era for UK industrial decarbonisation

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced the successful completion of a part-funded development and design phase for two projects.

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Costs rise for 94% of UK manufacturers as higher salaries needed to attract talent

    Costs rise for 94% of UK manufacturers as higher salaries needed to attract talent

Cost pressures are weighing heavily on manufacturers in the UK, with almost all having to offer higher salaries to attract

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Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence in Dundalk to double capacity in 3D Concrete Printing and Cybersecurity Training to combat skills shortages

    Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence in Dundalk to double capacity in 3D Concrete Printing and Cybersecurity Training to combat skills shortages

To combat the shortage of skilled personnel in modern methods of construction and cybersecurity to meet the evolving industry demand,

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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

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IDA Ireland acknowledges economic and social impact of multinational companies with special focus on life sciences industry

    IDA Ireland acknowledges economic and social impact of multinational companies with special focus on life sciences industry

IDA Ireland recently hosted an event marking the significant and substantial contribution of multinational companies to Ireland’s economy with a

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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

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Origin Green Gold Membership 2023 Recognises Sustainability Excellence in Irish Food and Drink Sector

    Origin Green Gold Membership 2023 Recognises Sustainability Excellence in Irish Food and Drink Sector

Bord Bia has acknowledged the sustainability performance of 97 Irish food and drink companies that have attained Origin Green Gold

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Irish industry ready to take up to 20% blends of hydrogen: Gas Networks Ireland Report

    Irish industry ready to take up to 20% blends of hydrogen: Gas Networks Ireland Report

More than 90% of equipment powered across industries and large businesses in Ireland is already capable of using up to

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Sisk supply chain moving sustainability dial in construction

    Sisk supply chain moving sustainability dial in construction

Ahead of its annual Supply Chain Awards, Sisk carried out research with its suppliers, sub-contractors and manufacturers that indicates an

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Europlan Group announces significant contract with Sumitomo Electric

    Europlan Group announces significant contract with Sumitomo Electric

Dublin-based Europlan Group has been awarded the EPCM (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management) contract for the development of a subsea power cable

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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

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Wrightbus secures new deals to deliver even more zero-emission buses to London

    Wrightbus secures new deals to deliver even more zero-emission buses to London

More zero-emission buses will be hitting the streets of London after pioneering bus manufacturer Wrightbus secured further orders with transport

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Ahascragh Distillery awarded for leadership in decarbonising the energy source for the distilling industry in Ireland

    Ahascragh Distillery awarded for leadership in decarbonising the energy source for the distilling industry in Ireland

Ahascragh Distillery has taken home a prestigious award for the Innovative Deployment of Renewable Energy at the 2023 Sustainable Energy

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XLCC awarded £9 million Scottish Enterprise grant to help build £1.4 billion Net Zero industry hub

    XLCC awarded £9 million Scottish Enterprise grant to help build £1.4 billion Net Zero industry hub

XLCC, the high voltage direct current cable (HVDC) manufacturing company, has been awarded a £9 million grant by Scottish Enterprise

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Unleash the Power of OT Cybersecurity at the ISA Ireland Conference! 🚀

    Unleash the Power of OT Cybersecurity at the ISA Ireland Conference! 🚀

We have an exclusive opportunity for you to delve into the cutting-edge world of OT (Operational Technology) Cybersecurity, and it’s

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Limerick-based Mavarick announced as Overall Winner of Annual InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition

    Limerick-based Mavarick announced as Overall Winner of Annual InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition

Mavarick has been announced as the overall winner of the InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition, walking away with a cash prize

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Driving forward industrial energy efficiency is key to meeting net zero targets

    Driving forward industrial energy efficiency is key to meeting net zero targets

British manufacturers have been hit by soaring gas and electricity prices hitting record highs, leaving businesses desperate to cut their

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All four European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHS) now operational in Ireland

    All four European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHS) now operational in Ireland

With the recent establishment of CeADAR and ENTIRE as European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH), the number of Irish Hubs that

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British Steel unveils £1.25 billion proposal to decarbonise its operations

    British Steel unveils £1.25 billion proposal to decarbonise its operations

British Steel has unveiled ambitious plans for the biggest transformation in its history – a £1.25 billion proposal to become

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IDA Ireland unveils new brand that embodies organisation’s dynamism and strategic vision

    IDA Ireland unveils new brand that embodies organisation’s dynamism and strategic vision

IDA Ireland has unveiled a new corporate identity that reflects the organisation’s steadfast commitment to its partnerships with multinational clients

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Irish manufacturing sector forecasts wage and employee growth

    Irish manufacturing sector forecasts wage and employee growth

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has launched the findings of their 2023 Manufacturing in Ireland report, which shows

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UK regional SME innovation clusters to receive up to £75 million boost to economies

    UK regional SME innovation clusters to receive up to £75 million boost to economies

Regional small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) clusters of world-class innovation across the UK are being backed by a share of

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Irish dairy industry worth €17.6 billion to the economy

    Irish dairy industry worth €17.6 billion to the economy

Dairy Industry Ireland (DII), the Ibec association representing the sector, has unveiled a new comprehensive report that highlights the substantial

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JLR accelerates electrification with new £250 million state-of-the-art electric vehicle test facility

    JLR accelerates electrification with new £250 million state-of-the-art electric vehicle test facility

JLR has unveil its new Future Energy Lab, a £250 million state of the art electric vehicle (EV) test facility,

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Wrightbus lands significant order for hydrogen-powered buses from Germany

    Wrightbus lands significant order for hydrogen-powered buses from Germany

Pioneering bus manufacturer Wrightbus has secured a new order in Europe for its single deck zero-emission hydrogen bus. German-based bus

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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

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PepsiCo to invest further €39 million in Cork facility

    PepsiCo to invest further €39 million in Cork facility

PepsiCo, a global food and beverage leader, has announced a €39 million expansion of its manufacturing facilities at its site

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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

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DHL Supply Chain to drive biomethane use in its Irish transport network with €80 million investment in production

    DHL Supply Chain to drive biomethane use in its Irish transport network with €80 million investment in production

DHL Supply Chain plans to begin operating biomethane fuelled trucks with an investment worth €80 million into a dedicated biomethane

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Expanded Port of Aberdeen’s multi-billion pound economic and jobs boost

    Expanded Port of Aberdeen’s multi-billion pound economic and jobs boost

Port of Aberdeen’s transformational £420 million expansion project has been officially opened, catalysing a multi-billion pound economic and jobs boost

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