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IDA Ireland
The monthly ezine from IDA Ireland
Issue 69 July 2016
SurModics invests in Ballinasloe, County Galway 2016
INNOVATION NATION
Innovation Nation
The internet of things goes under the sea in Ireland
A new asset to support Ireland’s maritime economy was switched on last month as the new SmartBay Subsea Observatory off the coast of Galway began feeding data from the seabed to businesses, researchers and scientists.
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Innovation Nation
DCU Moore's Law researcher crowned ResearchFest winner
The inaugural ResearchFest competition at the Inspirefest Fringe challenged judges with an exceptionally high standard from contestants – but only one could take home the prize.
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Innovation Nation
Trinity and UCC win Knowledge Transfer Ireland awards
The winners of the inaugural Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards were announced, with both Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork coming out on top at the ceremony which took place at Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
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LATEST NEWS FROM IDA IRELAND
IDA Ireland News
IDA Ireland Reports Strong First Half to 2016 with 9,100 jobs created
IDA Ireland has reported a strong first half of 2016 as Ireland continues to be one of the strongest performers in Europe in the foreign direct investment (FDI) sector.
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IDA Ireland News
VT iDirect to create 30 new jobs at R&D centre in Killarney
Satellite-based IP communications technology player VT iDirect is to create 30 specialised engineering jobs at a new engineering and innovation centre in Kerry.
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IDA Ireland News
60 jobs for Galway as Mota-Engil establishes UK and Ireland HQ
60 jobs are to be created in Loughrea, Co Galway by subsidiaries of Portuguese multinational Mota-Engil, which is establishing its UK and Ireland HQ in the town.
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IN OTHER NEWS
In other news
TCD and UCD create €60m start-up super-fund
Two of Ireland’s leading universities – University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin – have joined forces to form a €60m investment fund for start-ups which will be based on research emerging from third-level institutions.
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In other news
Government targets 3,000 foreign tech workers in €1.9m bid
A new initiative from the Irish government will see €1.9m put towards attracting 3,000 tech workers from overseas using digital and social media to showcase the unrivalled lifestyle, tech environment and job opportunities here.
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In other news
Ireland's competitiveness in Q2 2016
It's been a successful 2016 for Ireland and foreign direct investment (FDI) with the latest research showing Ireland's economy grew five-times faster than the EU average in 2015. Now, in 2016, it's likely to grow again.
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And Finally...

OTHER IDA NEWS:

Brexit is an opportunity for Ireland to attract FDI
New Pilz campus in Cork will be an internet of things powerhouse
Taoiseach opens new €150 million Google data centre in Dublin

OTHER INNOVATION STORIES (powered by SR):
Irish research finds plant-based weapons to tackle antibiotic resistance
IT Sligo students awarded for designing automatic post driver for tractors
NUI Galway researcher awarded €100,000 to help fix damaged hearts
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