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84pc of SFI funding in 2015 came from EU and industry

Jul 14, 2016 03:52 pm

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has released its 2015 annual report revealing that of the €154m it invested in Irish research programmes, €130m of that came from Horizon 2020 programmes and industry.

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How can asset managers use wealthtech to prepare for fintech challenges ahead?

Jul 14, 2016 03:46 pm

Susanne Chishti, Fintech Circle CEO and co-editor of ‘The Fintech Book’, gives us her take on wealthtech and the opportunities with start-ups in this space.

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Check out 8 of the greenest office buildings in the world (infographic)

Jul 14, 2016 02:35 pm

A growing trend in architecture is constructing buildings with a ‘green’ ethos, but some do it better than others.

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Galway’s SmartBay part of €11m ocean energy project

Jul 14, 2016 01:31 pm

A new programme to fund open-sea testing for ocean energy has been announced, with €11m made available to four companies in the UK, Ireland, France and the Netherlands.

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Irishman’s social network Player.me acquired by e-sports giant XSplit

Jul 14, 2016 01:00 pm

In 2013, when Dublin’s start-up scene was beginning to take off, Sean Fee took a different approach and chose a small island off Thailand to start Player.me. The gambit worked, and the social discovery platform for gamers has just been acquired by XSplit developer SplitmediaLabs for an undisclosed sum.

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A new initiative to save Irish bees starts in your garden

Jul 14, 2016 11:52 am

One-third of Ireland’s nearly 100 bee species is threatened with extinction. To tackle this, a new back-garden initiative has been launched around the country.

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Is lack of transparency standing in the way of growth in the engineering sector?

Jul 14, 2016 11:50 am

In the summer of 2015, Isis Anchalee made international headlines. After appearing in a campaign advertising her company’s engineering team, Anchalee had been inundated with comments about how she was too pretty to be a software engineer. And, thus, #iLookLikeAnEngineer was born.

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Osmotic power breakthrough could be the next major renewable energy

Jul 14, 2016 10:18 am

Offering unprecedented yields of clean energy, researchers have developed a new method of harvesting electricity using fresh and salt water, referred to as osmotic power.

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Ireland’s survival post-Brexit depends on cost, tax and talent

Jul 14, 2016 09:17 am

Ireland’s ability to navigate the choppy waters of change following the UK’s dramatic Brexit from the EU will depend on three things: keeping the 12.5pc corporate tax, keeping costs low and the ability to recruit from a pool of 500m people.

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In research, no two days are the same, says creator of Smart Needle

Jul 14, 2016 08:50 am

This week saw the Irish release of the Ghostbusters franchise reboot, featuring for the first time an all-female team of scientists and paranormal investigators. And yet, for many, careers in science and research still seem somewhat nebulous – particularly for young women not often exposed to the idea that this is a valid and viable career option for them.

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