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IDA Ireland
The monthly ezine from IDA Ireland
Issue 101 March 2019
 
Watch Video: Meissner Filtration Products is setting up a manufacturing facility in Castlebar
 
INNOVATION NATION
Irish team helps reveal thousands of hidden galaxies
200 astronomers from Ireland and 17 other countries have created a new map of the known universe, revealing thousands of previously hidden galaxies helping us better understand the universe and how galaxies evolve.
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Batteries could improve 300pc with Irish nanomaterial
AMBER researchers based at TCD revealed new nanomaterial dubbed MXene that will potentially enhance the lifespan of rechargeable batteries, while also allowing them to become smaller without a loss in performance.
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UL breakthrough turns plastic waste into raw materials
Researchers at the University of Limerick have developed a breakthrough solution called serPET that turns waste plastic bottles into composites for many uses, including car parts through the recycling of PET.
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LATEST NEWS FROM IDA IRELAND
GW Plastics expansion will bring more than 200 jobs to Sligo
Leading contract manufacturer GW Plastics is expanding its advanced manufacturing operations in Sligo, creating more than 200 jobs.
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Life and data science player Iqvia to create 100 jobs in Dublin
Iqvia is the result of a massive $17.6bn merger in 2016 between Quintiles – which has had a presence in Dublin since 1990 – and IMS Health.
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Trūata opens new Dublin HQ and launches its 2020 conference
Trūata, the Dublin-based provider of anonymised data solutions, officially opened its new headquarters in the capital.
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IN OTHER NEWS
Guinness Enterprise Centre announces €10m expansion
The Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC) at the heart of Dublin’s Liberties district has received planning permission for a €10m redevelopment and expansion. The centre forecasts up to 1,500 direct jobs in the next five years.
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Limerick’s Teckro raises $25m to digitise research
Limerick medtech player Teckro has raised $25m in a Series C round. Teckro was founded by brothers Gary and Nigel Hughes, and Jacek Skrzypiec in 2015. The founders sold their previous company, Firecrest, in 2011.
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Why Ireland for cybersecurity (infographic)
Ireland remains a focal point for the world’s cybersecurity intelligence with five of the top 10 companies based here, is the eighth best country in the world for business and has some of the most educated IT specialists in the EU.
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AND FINALLY

OTHER IDA NEWS:


Ireland's economic and competitiveness update Q1 2019

S&P Global Ratings opens new European headquarters in Dublin


Assystem Technologies becomes Expleo

US law firm Clark Hill establishes significant presence in Ireland

OTHER INNOVATION STORIES (powered by SR):

Irish and UK research centres join forces in €38.6m SFI deal

Wicklow students celebrate big award win at UK Lego competition

An Post plans to deliver promise of zero-emission urban fleet by 2022
 
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