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IDA Ireland
The monthly ezine from IDA Ireland
Issue 72 October 2016
VIDEO: Ireland First for Fazzi Healthcare Services
INNOVATION NATION
Innovation Nation
Cork inventor rules the waves with IoT security deal
Irish inventor Kevin Hennessey landed a major deal in September with one of the UK’s biggest outboard engine distributors for boats to deploy a digital security system for speedboats and yachts using satellite technology and apps.
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Innovation Nation
Irish girls win third place at EU Young Scientist awards
Ireland’s reigning Young Scientist champions, a duo from Loreto Secondary School in Balbriggan, have landed third place at the European leg of the competition. The project investigates animal food additives' effect on soil.
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Innovation Nation
Anti-drowning device wins Irish James Dyson award
A device designed to prevent work crews from getting trapped underwater and drowning has been named as this year’s winner of the Irish James Dyson award. It was designed by a team of eight from Cork Institute of Technology.
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LATEST NEWS FROM IDA IRELAND
Latest News From IDA Ireland
WordPress platform player WP Engine brings 100 jobs to Limerick
WP Engine, a managed services platform for premium WordPress websites, is to create 100 jobs in Limerick over the next three years.
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Latest News From IDA Ireland
Medtech firm Fort Wayne Metals to create 40 jobs in Mayo
Fort Wayne Metals, a company that develops wiring and components for medical devices, has announced plans to expand in Castlebar, Co Mayo, with 40 new jobs.
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Latest News From IDA Ireland
Alter Pharma opens new global HQ in Dublin, creating 80 jobs
Pharmaceutical multinational Alter Pharma is to make its new Dublin office its global HQ with the creation of 80 jobs by 2018.
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Latest News From IDA Ireland
Fazzi Healthcare to create 300 medtech jobs in Limerick
US company Fazzi Healthcare Services is to create 300 jobs in Limerick at a new coding and healthcare services operation.
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Latest News From IDA Ireland
SoftwareOne invests €16m in 100 jobs and new Dublin office
A major expansion to SoftwareOne’s Irish operations, to the tune of €16m, will see 100 jobs come on stream over the next three years, according to the company.
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IN OTHER NEWS
In Other News
Ireland wants to lead education in Europe by 2026
The Irish Government has revealed an ambitious action plan that includes bringing coding to primary schools and computer science to the Leaving Cert, aiming to make the Irish education and training service the best in Europe by 2026.
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In Other News
Ireland’s digital economy now worth 6pc of GDP
The digital economy is now worth 6pc of Ireland’s GDP and at this trajectory will hit €14bn by 2021. Sadly, 60pc of this spend goes overseas according to the Virgin Media Digital Insights report released in September.
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In Other News
Why Ireland is a hotspot for software engineering
Ireland is an excellent choice for any software companies looking to set up in Europe. Our strong talent pool, excellent track record and low corporation tax are just some of the reasons software companies set up shop here.
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And Finally...

OTHER IDA NEWS:

Shopping search engine Yroo announces 33 jobs for Dublin
Alcon Ireland celebrates 25 years in Cork
Pharma player Mallinckrodt creates 40 tech R&D jobs in Dublin


OTHER INNOVATION STORIES (powered by SR):
New Irish 3D bone-scanning technique could do away with x-rays
Personalised corneas among new breakthroughs at TCD
UCC professor named deputy president of world’s largest AI body
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