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IDA Ireland
The monthly ezine from IDA Ireland
Issue 112 Feb 2020
 
WATCH VIDEO: IDA Ireland achieves all targets set in its 'Winning-Foreign Direct Investment 2015-2019' strategy
 
INNOVATION NATION
Innovation Nation
Cork students win BTYSTE for gender stereotyping project
The 56th winners of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition were Cormac Harris and Alan O’Sullivan, who conducted research on gender stereotyping in young children and created an initiative to combat gender bias.
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Innovation Nation
CIT to lead €3.8m project to develop sensors for drones
CIT has been chosen to lead a new EU project with record funding to build tiny sensors for drones to monitor the environment. It brings the total amount of funding secured by the CAPPA research centre in the past five years to €10m.
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Innovation Nation
Solar farms with 500MW planned for Ireland
A joint Danish-Irish venture will spend €300m developing solar farms in Ireland. Creating 1,000 jobs in the process, the farms are set to produce a total of 500MW of electricity, enough power for as many as 25,000 homes.
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THE COMPANY SPOT
The Company Spot
Aerie Pharmaceuticals – An Athlone company helping people see again
Founded in 2005, Aerie specialises in the discovery, development, and commercialisation of novel treatments for glaucoma.
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LATEST NEWS FROM IDA IRELAND
Latest IDA News
Allergan marks opening of €160m Westport biologics facility with 63 new jobs
The new facility will create 63 jobs and enhance Ireland’s position as a strategic global hub for Allergans’ flagship products, including their botulinum toxin brand.
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Latest IDA News
Apple’s 40-year contribution to Ireland celebrated at IDA Ireland event
When asked about the next big thing in tech, Tim Cook shared his excitement about augmented reality with a shout-out for a Dublin company.
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Latest IDA News
US regtech company AxiomSL announces 100 new jobs in Limerick
AxiomSL’s investment in the mid-west will see new roles created across technical support and product management.
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IN OTHER NEWS
In Other News
Personio will launch in Ireland after $75m Series C
Following a $75m Series C funding round, Personio will launch in Ireland and the UK, opening a new London office to support this expansion. Since it launched in 2015, the HR platform has raised a total of $130m.
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In Other News
Dublin start-up Pointy to be acquired by Google
Google plans to acquire Dublin start-up Pointy, which has created a device that automatically lists a bricks-and-mortar store’s inventory online so customers can find local products. Pointy has raised $19.2m since it was founded in 2014.
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In Other NewsIn Other News
Why Ireland for fintech and payments
As a committed member of the EU and with a strong, independent regulator willing to engage with interested parties, Ireland is one of the most desirable hubs for fintech and payments not only in Europe, but the world.  
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AND FINALLY

OTHER IDA NEWS:


How Will AI-as-a-service impact companies in 2020?

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Tech cluster map of the mid-west


OTHER INNOVATION STORIES (powered by SR):

Platform to help researchers search Irish renewables data gets €162,000

Intel and UCD renew collaboration on talent, research and education

Scientists create new life form with ‘living’ robot that cleans toxic spills
 
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