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IDA Ireland
The monthly ezine from IDA Ireland
Issue 106 August 2019
 
WATCH VIDEO: Marking 70 Years OF IDA Ireland
WATCH VIDEO: Marking 70 Years OF IDA Ireland
 
INNOVATION NATION
Innovation Nation
Irish Parkinson’s researchers receive $300,000
With this new funding, Dr Eilís Dowd and her team will be able to take their research to the next level by testing to see if their collagen gel can also improve the survival of healthy brain cells generated from adult stem cells.
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Innovation Nation
Irish puffins ditch flying when foraging for food
Scientists from MaREI, University College Cork and the Zoological Society of London have discovered that Irish puffins use tidal currents to drift between food patches instead of flying in order to save precious energy.
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Innovation Nation
Gin made from peas could offset your carbon footprint
2.3kg of CO2 equivalent is pumped into the atmosphere for each 70cl bottle of gin. However, researchers have found a way to produce gin in a much more environmentally friendly way with a surprising ingredient: peas.
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THE COMPANY SPOT
The Company Spot
Allard Support UK
Young scoliosis sufferers around the world are avoiding surgery and having their lives greatly improved by a device manufactured in Dundalk by Allard Support UK.
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LATEST NEWS FROM IDA IRELAND
Latest IDA News
Get your entries in now for the Invest In Ireland Awards
Now in their second year, the 2019 awards will demonstrate excellence in all areas of FDI activity in Ireland across 10 categories.
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Latest IDA News
New MSD Carlow facility granted full planning permission
The new 13,000 sq metre facility, first announced last October, will be constructed on a site adjacent to MSD’s existing Carlow plant.
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Latest IDA News
Traco Power Solutions celebrates 30 years in Wexford
Traco Power Solutions, that designs and distributes electronic power supplies, celebrated its 30th anniversary in Wexford with a special event.
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Latest IDA News
Agora Companies to hire 135 at Waterford offices
Publishing consortium Agora Companies will hire for a spate of software development roles in Waterford as it celebrates 20 years in Ireland.
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Latest IDA News
Restaurant platform Toast to hire 120 in Dublin
Toast, the fastest-growing restaurant management platform in the US, opened its new office in Dublin with plans to add 120 new roles.
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Latest IDA News
Stryker and RCSI collaborate to drive digital healthcare innovation
Stryker has announced the opening of its Digital Platform Services Centre of Excellence in Dublin and a strategic collaboration with RCSI.
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IN OTHER NEWS
Valentia Island could be home to innovation hub
Following on from last year’s marking of the 160th anniversary of the first cable laying, this year marks the 200th birthday of Cyrus Field, one of America’s greatest entrepreneurs, who led the project from concept to completion.
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Cubic Telecom receives €23.5m in funding from EIB
Cubic Telecom announced it has secured €23.5m in funding from the EIB, the world’s largest international public bank. It will support the research and further development of Cubic’s software connectivity platform, PACE.
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In Other News
Infographic: Why should you invest in Ireland?
Ireland’s performance as a hub for foreign direct investment is unrivalled. Ireland is now home to more than 1,400 overseas companies and continues to attract business from sectors such as engineering, life sciences and technology.
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AND FINALLY

OTHER IDA NEWS:


Cloud communications platform MessageBird to hire 50 in Dublin

Historic completion of €233M Center Parcs Longford Forest

Takeda Ireland celebrates opening of new manufacturing site in Grange Castle

OTHER INNOVATION STORIES (powered by SR):

Cases of ‘leaky oesophagus’ on the rise, but new discovery offers hope

Irish Research Council awards 10 projects €1.6m to address global challenges

Common cold could be new weapon used to destroy cancer cells
 
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