Accelerator Programme for Student Entrepreneurs Kicks-Off at University College Dublin
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The 2024 NovaUCD Student Enterprise Competition, an intensive 4-week accelerator programme for student entrepreneurs, which is now in its 10th year, has commenced at University College Dublin (UCD) with 14 early-stage ventures and 27 participating students. The participating ventures are focused on a wide range of business ideas ranging from aircraft maintenance to sustainable fashion to digital health, and legal services. A €3k Tech Sustainability Prize sponsored by Terra Solar and a €3k NovaUCD One to Watch Prize are available to the winners of this year’s competition. The accelerator progr ..read more
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 Scotland’s green chemicals producer launches Crowdfunding campaign
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Scottish technology-led producer of green chemicals, Celtic Renewables, has launched its latest crowdfunding campaign with Crowdcube aiming to raise a minimum of £2.75 million to boost operational capacity and scale revenue growth.  Scotland’s first producer of green chemicals launches Crowdfunding campaign  Celtic Renewables continues to lead the sustainable chemical revolution Celtic Renewables is the first in the world to produce and supply green chemicals to lower the carbon footprint of thousands of products like cosmetics, paints and household cleaners, and has recently sent ..read more
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Largest ever Dublin Tech Summit kicks off today, with international and Irish speakers from Open AI, NASA, UNICEF and Stripe
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by Ronan Leonard
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Dublin Tech Summit, Europe’s most exciting tech festival, kicked off earlier this morning at the RDS in Dublin, with the event set to be the largest and most international event yet in its seven year history, spotlighting Ireland’s status as a global hub of innovation. Running over two days, and expected to draw over 8,000 attendees, the event brings together visionaries, thought leaders and industry titans from across the globe, to share their expertise and engage in debate on many of the most pressing issues facing the world today, from AI and machine learning to the climate crisis and DE ..read more
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KPMG Announces Stellar Judging Panel for Fourth Global Tech Innovator Competition
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KPMG has revealed the esteemed judging panel for the Irish round of its fourth annual Global Tech Innovator competition. The winner will represent Ireland, competing against 22 other countries in the global final in November. The competition is accepting applications from tech start-ups in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland until midnight on Friday, May 31st, 2024. This year’s KPMG Global Tech Innovator competition will be hosted by award-winning tech journalist and broadcaster Jess Kelly. As the host of Tech Talk on Newstalk, Ireland’s only natio ..read more
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LeanBPI launches digital fitness check for small business
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by Ronan Leonard
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LeanBPI, the Irish digital growth consultancy for SMEs and micro enterprises, has announced the launch of its Digital Readiness Assessment – a personal digital readiness assessment for micro enterprise leaders in Ireland. By providing this measurement, LeanBPI will help micro enterprises to understand their current capabilities and guide them in adopting appropriate digital technologies. This will enhance the competitiveness of Ireland’s microenterprises, help ensure their survival in the digital age and open up new revenue streams. In doing so, it provides a vital service to the country’s e ..read more
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€109 million social innovation fund built by Rethink Ireland in 7 years- positive impact for over 1 million people
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by Ronan Leonard
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One million lives in communities across Ireland have been transformed by social innovation backed by Rethink Ireland, as the organisation marks the impact of a €109 million milestone fund built over seven years. Since 2016, Rethink Ireland has partnered with companies like Google.org, Bank of America, and IPB Insurance as well as families, individuals and foundations to build a €109 million social innovation fund. The €109 million fund has reached over one million people, launched 58 funds, backing 448 innovative projects, supporting 137,134 learners, creating 998 jobs in the non-profit ..read more
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My Healthcare, My Future 2024: ‘Next Gen Health’, Research Report Reveals Increasing Pessimism for the Future of Healthcare
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New research from MSD Ireland has revealed insights into public perceptions of healthcare in Ireland now and into the future, with a renewed perspective and focus on younger adults and those labelled ‘GenZ’. The research is a continuation of the MSD Ireland ‘My Healthcare, My Future’ series, which began in 2016 and explores populational insights under the lens of four core pillars of investigation, including My Personal Health, My Health Service, My Access, and My Digital Health. The research revealed surprising insights into the dynamic between the wider population and those who fit within ..read more
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Thousands of Free and Subsidised Higher Education Places Available Nationwide
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Thousands of free and subsidised higher education places on hundreds of courses are being made available nationwide. Recent graduates, those who may be unemployed, or those who wish to return to education to upskill can take advantage of this brilliant opportunity. On Thursday, May 23rd, 2024, the details of this range of opportunities were revealed by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Patrick O’Donovan TD, and Minister of State for Skills and Further Education, Niall Collins TD. These nationwide courses will operate through a mix of online and blen ..read more
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First Irish patient implanted with innovative heart failure management system from Irish company FIRE1
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Dublin-based FIRE1 today announced that the first Irish patient has been successfully implanted with its FIRE1 System for remote heart failure monitoring. The innovative system has the potential to positively impact thousands of people living with heart failure in Ireland every year and alleviate the burden on hospital emergency rooms. The successful implantation took place at University Hospital Galway in the First in Human Clinical Investigation of the FIRE1 System in Heart Failure Patients (FUTURE-HF). The study will assess FIRE1’s novel solution to improve outcomes for those li ..read more
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What to expect at Dublin Tech Summit 2024 Siobhan Human, Head of Programming and Marketing Dublin Tech Summit.
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by Ronan Leonard
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The 2024 Dublin Tech Summit takes place tomorrow and Ronan spoke to Siobhan Human, Head of Programming and Marketing at Dublin Tech Summit to find out what we can expect this year. Siobhan talks about some of the speakers appearing at Dublin Tech Summit, space tech, AI and more. More about Dublin Tech Summit: Dublin Tech Summit is the most exciting tech festival in Europe. DTS brings together global leaders in innovation, technology and business to shape the future of trends and technologies. Taking place at the RDS on the 29th and 30th of May, this event brings together over 8,000 attendees ..read more
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