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Brewing industry to benefit from new automation solution

    Brewing industry to benefit from new automation solution

ABB has launched its ABB Ability™ BeerMaker intelligent process control solution to further support breweries in their operational efficiency through digital transformation. ABB’s brewmaster, who has the notable achievement of

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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 in confidence in the manufacturing sector for the next six

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Growing the Scottish life sciences sector

    Growing the Scottish life sciences sector

A new plan to help Scotland’s life sciences sector grow its exports has been unveiled. The strategy, An Export Plan for Scotland’s Life Sciences Sector, has been developed by the

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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 covering industries from manufacturing to technology innovators and the heating

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LMETB receives €11 million Government investment for its Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE)

    LMETB receives €11 million Government investment for its Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE)

The Irish Government has announced an €11 million investment in the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) in Dundalk. The AMTCE is the largest advanced manufacturing training centre of its

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Wayland Additive sells Calibur3 system to the RAF

    Wayland Additive sells Calibur3 system to the RAF

Wayland Additive, developer of the Calibur3 metal additive manufacturing (AM) system, has announced the sale and installation of its technology at the Hilda B. Hewlett Centre for Innovation, part of No

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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, higher-quality construction of housing by providing funding support for productivity

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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, have found that while industrial companies are setting ambitious sustainability

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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) have announced a £64 million investment to create new collaborative

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Quotient Sciences completes major expansion of drug substance manufacturing facility

    Quotient Sciences completes major expansion of drug substance manufacturing facility

Quotient Sciences, the drug development and manufacturing accelerator, has completed the expansion of its drug substance manufacturing facility at Alnwick in the UK. The £6 million project results in a

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How Product Inspection Helps Combat Rising Manufacturing Costs

    How Product Inspection Helps Combat Rising Manufacturing Costs

Escalating manufacturing costs are proving a challenge to food manufacturers across Europe. Rob Rogers, Senior Advisor Food Safety & Regulation of Mettler-Toledo outlines how product inspection technology can help to

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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 exploit the momentum, nationwide learning and industrial support generated since

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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 grow the business in a number of international markets. The

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Hanson secures funding to investigate hydrogen as a fuel at asphalt sites

    Hanson secures funding to investigate hydrogen as a fuel at asphalt sites

Hanson UK, a leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry, has secured funding to investigate the feasibility of using low carbon hydrogen as an alternative source of

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Specialist food manufacturer boosts productivity and turnover after Made Smarter support

    Specialist food manufacturer boosts productivity and turnover after Made Smarter support

A specialist food manufacturer has experienced a boost in productivity and is forecasting a 30% increase in turnover after investing in automation technology with the support of Made Smarter. Firstplay

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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 in response to the global shortage of natural gas caused

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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 manufacturing industries. UK Research and Innovation has announced the winners

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Boost for Irish manufacturing as FANUC opens its first dedicated robotics facility in Ireland

    Boost for Irish manufacturing as FANUC opens its first dedicated robotics facility in Ireland

Leading robotics company FANUC has officially opened its first dedicated facility in Ireland – a 500 sq m training centre and showroom in Maynooth, County Kildare – to provide cutting-edge automation

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One-stop-shop for digital transformation of production systems becomes a reality

    One-stop-shop for digital transformation of production systems becomes a reality

Visual Components, the developer of 3D simulation software, has announced that it has acquired the robotics division of Delfoi, a pioneer company in robot offline programming (OLP) software solutions worldwide.

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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 Support Centre in Craigavon, creating ten jobs. The company works

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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 scale-up of sustainable technologies for the foundation industries. This award

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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 skills development of its team. The SME provides project management

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EY Launches new AI centre of excellence (“AI labs”) to help businesses supercharge growth through innovation

    EY Launches new AI centre of excellence (“AI labs”) to help businesses supercharge growth through innovation

EY has launched AI Labs – a unique AI centre of excellence – offering clients access to game changing capabilities in big data, AI, smart automation, VR/AR and advanced analytics.

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£6.1 million funding boost to accelerate digitalisation among SME food and drink manufacturers

    £6.1 million funding boost to accelerate digitalisation among SME food and drink manufacturers

A trailblazing programme that has backed 2,500 manufacturers to adopt new digital technology and skills to create growth and jobs

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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

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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.

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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

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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,

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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

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IDA Ireland launches Two New Online Self Assessment Tools for Client Companies

    IDA Ireland launches Two New Online Self Assessment Tools for Client Companies

IDA Ireland has launched two online self-assessment tools for client companies that will help companies assess current activities that enable

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Drinks hub manufacturer embraces augmented reality to accelerate growth

    Drinks hub manufacturer embraces augmented reality to accelerate growth

A manufacturer of juice dispensers is using augmented reality to transform its sales process, drive productivity and create new jobs.

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IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Award Winners 2022

    IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Award Winners 2022

The 2022 IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards, in partnership with Premier Publishing & Events, were revealed at a special

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West Midlands Gigafactory appoints leading electric vehicle and battery industry expert

    West Midlands Gigafactory appoints leading electric vehicle and battery industry expert

West Midlands Gigafactory joint venture has appointed battery industry technology expert Richard Moore (pictured) to spearhead its strategy and global

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£25 million awarded to scope scale-up of electric vehicle technology

    £25 million awarded to scope scale-up of electric vehicle technology

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has announced winners sharing around £25 million of government funding to assess if projects are ready

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Scotland’s space sector set to become greenest on Earth

    Scotland’s space sector set to become greenest on Earth

Scotland’s space sector has declared its commitment to reducing its impact on the environment through the publication of a new

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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

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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.

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Groundbreaking testbed network applying advanced tech to help businesses navigate increasingly complex supply chains

    Groundbreaking testbed network applying advanced tech to help businesses navigate increasingly complex supply chains

Supply chain woes could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new series of world-first national digital

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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

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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

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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

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Britishvolt announces management changes as CEO steps down

    Britishvolt announces management changes as CEO steps down

Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt has announced a transition within its management team, aligned to the company’s growth plans and 2050

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Clancy Construction plans to accelerate Irish housing delivery using off-site construction methods

    Clancy Construction plans to accelerate Irish housing delivery using off-site construction methods

Tipperary firm Clancy Construction is the first firm to secure approval under Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Built to Innovate’ initiative.  The initiative

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Xerotech to create 50 new jobs at its Galway facility

    Xerotech to create 50 new jobs at its Galway facility

Xerotech, a leading supplier of advanced battery systems, has announced a significant expansion of its operations at its Claregalway manufacturing

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Improving resource and energy efficiency in the UK’s foundation industries

    Improving resource and energy efficiency in the UK’s foundation industries

15 innovative new projects have been announced to improve resource and energy efficiency in UK’s foundation industry companies and supply

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PPMA Total Show 2022 – the ‘must attend’ event this Autumn

    PPMA Total Show 2022 – the ‘must attend’ event this Autumn

With a myriad of new product launches, innovative technologies and live demonstrations of the latest smart manufacturing solutions, https://www.ppmashow.co.uk/ is set

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Loop Energy grows European footprint with UK expansion

    Loop Energy grows European footprint with UK expansion

Loop Energy, a designer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells for commercial mobility, will extend its presence in Europe by

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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

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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),

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Moffett Automated Storage opens new Head Office – Plans to create 30 new jobs

    Moffett Automated Storage opens new Head Office – Plans to create 30 new jobs

The rapid global expansion of Irish warehousing innovators Moffett Automated Storage has led to the announcement of 30 new specialist

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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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UK hospitality’s supply issues continue

    UK hospitality’s supply issues continue

Hospitality businesses face a damaging combination of mounting costs and supply problems, CGA and Fourth’s new Business Confidence Survey reveals. The exclusive

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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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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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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

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PPMA Total Show 2022 set to provide a platform for innovation, discovery, interactive demonstrations and information share

    PPMA Total Show 2022 set to provide a platform for innovation, discovery, interactive demonstrations and information share

PPMA TOTAL Show 2022, the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery, robotics and industrial vision event, is returning to the

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