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Female founders are in high demand as DCU Ryan Academy continues its female-led start-up accelerator programme.
Atlantic Therapeutics has raised €15m in funding through Seroba Life Sciences and Earlybird Venture Capital, as well as loan capital from Silicon Valley Bank.
Physicists at Trinity have made a major breakthrough with molecular magnets that could bring us one step closer to quantum computers.
Two Irish tech firms, north and south, hold the AI-based future of networks in their hands.
Researchers from NUI Galway are the first in the world to lead a clinical trial of a new blood cancer drug that could greatly improve chemotherapy treatment.
A UCD researcher has been awarded €1.5m for a study into technology evolution, while a separate Cúram project will see a new device made to treat hypertension.
A new investigation into laser technology in optical networks has seen a Trinity professor receive €1.46m from SFI.
At €4.5m, the Dublin arm of engineering giant Curtiss-Wright has landed the largest ever contract related to European Space Agency activities.
For her work in establishing the Irish medtech start-up Nuritas, Dr Nora Khaldi has been awarded the Woman of the Decade in Business and Leadership Award at the recent Women Economic Forum (WEF).
Ireland’s knowledge transfer system is again proving its worth as UCC licenses a surgical medical device to Skellig Surgical. It will be the latter’s first commercial product.
Apple has decided to close its Luxembourg branch and transfer its international iTunes business to Ireland.
With the passing of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill in the Dáil, Ireland is just one step away from becoming the first country in the world to stop all Strategic Investment Fund payments that support fossil fuels.
With significant winnings on offer, the dozen finalists for the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017 have been named.
The long-term collaboration between Intel and Dublin City University has been strengthened, after plans to foster talent and develop advanced technologies have emerged.
Dublin-based SoapBox Labs has successfully raised €1.2m in seed funding, with the children’s speech technology company now seeking expansion in Ireland and the US.
Irish company SilverCloud Health raised $8.1m in a funding round led by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s B Capital Group.
AbbVie, Genomics Medicine Ireland and WuXi NextCODE have joined forces for a 15-year research partnership, investigating therapies for chronic diseases.
Ireland appears to be making quite a name for itself abroad, having been placed fourth in Forbes’ annual Best Countries for Business, with Sweden taking first place.
Getting 2017 off to a good start, Ulster University has revealed that it has been awarded €23m in EU funding to develop three advanced research projects in the fields of life sciences and renewable energy.
The Irish Research Council’s full-year figures for 2016 detail funding allocated to researchers across the country.
2016 saw an increase in the number of women securing Science Foundation Ireland ‘Starting Investigator’ funding for research. Claire O’Connell reports.
Regional broadband player Nova Broadband is investing €250,000 in a major expansion that will see it increase its footprint in Munster and parts of Leinster.
Ireland’s Communications Minister Denis Naughten, TD, has awarded €2.2m to 15 community and not-for-profit organisations to provide basic digital skills training to 26,000 people.
Digital start-ups Vizlegal and Glissed secured €30,000 and €20,000 respectively at the NDRC Investor Day last month.
Dublin-based Valitacell, a start-up providing analytical support to the biopharma industry, has landed top prize at the InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition.
University College Dublin (UCD) has been chosen to lead a new €4m European network to develop new technologies for the betterment of mental health services for young people
Irishman Conor Walsh’s soft robotics exosuit was among the award winners at the recent Rolex Awards, due to the creator’s continuing efforts to develop tech for the benefit of humanity.
The Ludgate Digital Hub in West Cork – the first rural hub of its kind in Ireland – is making one of its biggest investments so far, with €45,000 being made available to the online education start-up, Digedu.
Ireland is set to be home to one of the most ambitious ecological projects on Earth, with plans to open a giant redwood forest in Birr, Co Offaly.
Irish researcher Prof Anne Marie Healy has been awarded €8.8m to develop a brand new device to be used for the treatment of cystic fibrosis.