HBAN leads €1.1M investment in Mayo biotech company, Ovagen
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by Ronan Leonard
3h ago
HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, today announces that its syndicates, Irrus Investments and WxNW, have led a €1.1M oversubscribed funding round in Ovagen, the world’s first producer of germ-free eggs. Funding also came from the Western Development Commission (WDC) and an existing shareholder. Ovagen’s groundbreaking proprietary process is a world-first and addresses a problem that sees up to 20% of egg-based vaccine batches being destr ..read more
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Calling all would-be entrepreneurs! The NDRC Founder Weekend returns to the RDI hub in February
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by Ronan Leonard
5h ago
Applications are open for the upcoming NDRC Founder Weekend which returns to RDI Hub in Kerry after a hugely successful weekend in 2022 that saw over 60 individuals and startups embark on the 48 hour sprint.  NDRC is Ireland’s national startup accelerator programme for globally ambitious entrepreneurs and this Founder Weekend will run from the 17th to the 19th of February. This is the second time the event will have been run from the Southwest and once again the team at the RDI hub have decided to make it a fully remote event, making it accessible to anyone, anywhere, so no need to ..read more
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Space debris: how to make activities in orbit sustainable
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by Simon Cocking
10h ago
Like many factors exercising environmental stress on the Earth, space debris is growing at an exponential pace. Immediate action is required to mitigate the growing risk of collision and assure a sustainable use of Space – a common good – in the future. The GREEN SPECIES project by Professor Camilla Colombo of the Politecnico di Milano tries to tackle such issues. And for this project Colombo received a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). Space debris: how to make activities in orbit sustainable GREEN SPECIES, “Robust control of the space debris popula ..read more
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Storm Technology enables growth for energy efficiency leader EM3
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by Ronan Leonard
1d ago
Storm Technology, the market-leading digital solutions provider, has announced a collaboration with EM3, a leader in the industrial energy efficiency sector. This partnership is pivotal to EM3’s service delivery capabilities and growth plans. Founded in 2006 and based in Cork, EM3 works with customers in Ireland and internationally, implementing sustainability services and supporting energy management initiatives. It has completed hundreds of successful projects with a total capital value of over €620 million. The company is scaling quickly, having grown 25% this year and expecting to g ..read more
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AWS Announces 2023 Aws Space Accelerator to Advance Global Space Sustainability
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by Irish Tech News
1d ago
Now in its third year, the AWS Space Accelerator is a hybrid technical, business, and mentorship opportunity open to space startups from around the globe who are looking to power their space missions using Amazon Web Services (AWS). In 2023, the AWS Space Accelerator will call on teams and resources across Amazon to help emerging startups focus on cloud-powered solutions that support the use of space as a sustainable and usable environment for years to come, as well as solutions that positively impact life on Earth. The application period for the 2023 AWS Space Accelerator opens today, with ..read more
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Five Women-founded Companies Selected for Unique Scale-up Programme by Endeavor Ireland
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by Irish Tech News
1d ago
Five women-founded companies have been selected to take part in a new scale-up programme delivered by Endeavor Ireland, in conjunction with Philip Lee LLP. The programme is the first of its kind in Ireland and will see each of the successful applicants receive 10 one-on-one mentorships over the next five months, tailored specifically to their individual needs. Endeavor is a global not-for-profit organisation with a mission to support and accelerate high-impact entrepreneurs by connecting them with talent, capital and a worldwide peer and mentor network. It runs scale-up programmes around the ..read more
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An Irish Atlantic Rainforest: A Personal Journey into the Magic of Rewilding, reviewed
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by Simon Cocking
1d ago
We review an interesting book about one man’s attempt to rewind an area of the Beara peninsula in West Cork. See more about the author Eoghan Daltun here. An Irish Atlantic Rainforest: A Personal Journey into the Magic of Rewilding Having covered many of the rewilding initiatives in Scotland, it is great to come across a book about an Irish project, in Beara, West Cork. The author is passionate, well informed and also open minded enough to travel to numerous other locations around the world to compare and contrast the many different types of rainforests there are, and there could be. It ..read more
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IoD Survey reveals 41% of Business Leaders Say Their Organisation Has Experienced a Cyber Attack
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by Ronan Leonard
1d ago
New research from the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland has found that 70% of business leaders and directors note that they are extremely or very concerned about the potential impact of cyber security threats to the business continuity of their primary organisation. Furthermore, 41% of business leaders reveal that their primary organisation has experienced a cyber attack. The findings are published today in the IoD’s latest quarterly Director Sentiment Monitor survey report. Commenting on the findings, Caroline Spillane CDir, Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Directors (IoD ..read more
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How to navigate your customer experience during the cost-of-living crisis
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by Ronan Leonard
1d ago
Guest article by Simon Morris, VP Solutions Consulting, ServiceNow UK&Ireland Take a moment to think about how the cost-of-living crisis is affecting you. You’re likely trying to use your heating a little less, being a bit more vigilant about turning off electronic devices when not in use, and maybe you’re even looking to cut back on the amount of ‘extras’ you pay for — be it dinners out, subscription services, or something else entirely. At least, that’s certainly the case for me. And just as rising prices are forcing us to re-evaluate how we run our households, enterprise businesses mu ..read more
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Scotland’s ‘ice age’ pinewoods on knife-edge
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by Simon Cocking
1d ago
Most of Scotland’s globally-unique Caledonian pinewoods are on a ‘knife-edge’ and could become the last generation in a line stretching back to the last ice age, says the first major study into their health for over 60 years. A four-year analysis by Trees for Life found that high deer numbers, spread of non-native conifers, lack of long-term management, and emerging impacts of climate breakdown are major threats to the pinewoods’ survival. Scotland’s ‘ice age’ pinewoods on knife-edge The woodlands form a rich habitat found nowhere else in the world, and some are thousands of years ..read more
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