Irish fintechs target growth in digital-savvy Nordic nations

Sunday Independent: Similar to the Irish approach, the Nordic financial services industry is quite innovative, with companies willing to leverage and embrace new technologies to drive revenue and reduce cost.

The new Operational Excellence Offer

€750,000 funding for start-ups in final Competitive Start Fund of 2018

Pharma company Chanelle to create 350 jobs in Loughrea, Co Galway

Chanelle Group has expanded operations with the opening of a new manufacturing facility and 90 graduate positions will come on stream immediately. It is the largest Irish-owned manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and currently employs 500 people.

€750,000 available in Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund
Silicon Republic

It’s the last chance this year for start-ups to apply for the Competitive Start Fund. As the year nears the final quarter, Enterprise Ireland launched its final Competitive Start Fund last week.

Rapid sepsis screening tool dubbed 'One to Watch' among 12 Big Ideas

Silicon Republic: A new technology to detect sepsis in a matter of minutes has been named ‘One to Watch’ at Enterprise Ireland’s 10th annual Big Ideas showcase at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.

Trinity’s Senoptica to launch optical sensor for packaging
Irish Times

It is not practical for manufacturers or retailers to keep tabs on millions of MAP-bagged products, but a soon-to-be-launched intelligent optical sensor from Senoptica Technologies may be about to change that. 

Eight-year-old Hayden from Limavady inspires Lottie Dolls to create new astronaut doll

Irish company that connects cars and computers to mobile networks extends partnership with Audi into Asia
Irish Independent

Irish company Cubic Telecom has extended its partnership with Audi through the expansion of its connected car footprint into the Asian market. Cubic Telecom connects cars and computers to mobile networks.

Dublin-based data-protection specialist Sytorus raises €1.7m
Irish Times

Data-protection specialist Sytorus has secured €1.7 million in investment from the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital early- and growth-stage funds as part of a bigger multimillion-euro fundraising initiative.

New initiative uses smartphones to improve navigation for wheelchair users
Silicon Republic

The Route4U app partnership won the Enterprise Ireland Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Wayfinding Challenge, which was initiated by Fingal County Council and Dublin City Council.

Enterprise Ireland's Innovation Arena: vote in the People's Choice Award
Irish Farmers Journal

The Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships is the perfect place to launch new innovations - you can vote for your favourite innovation in the People’s Choice category!

Export Industry Awards 2018 - One more week to submit applications!

Award launched recognising tech companies who champion #WomenInTechnology
Business World

The “Women in Technology - Company Award” will recognise a tech company that has demonstrated a strong commitment to attracting, retaining and developing women across its workforce.

Galway medical devices start-up sold in deal worth up to $150m
Irish Times

Galway-based medical devices start-up Novate Medical has been acquired by listed British speciality healthcare group BTG in a deal worth up to $150 million (€128.9 million).

Waterford start-up Kollect is dragging bin collection into the on-demand era

With no money behind them, the founders pulled together a minimum viable product, including a basic website. They trialled around €100 of Facebook ads to push the idea to potential customers – and the initial response was promising.

Funds for Limerick firm to take on a global killer
Irish Examiner

Limerick company Cala Medical is seeking €3m to complete development of a revolutionary new treatment for sepsis — the first in the world designed to control the immune system overreaction which causes it.

Following in the footsteps of Local Enterprise heroes #GlobalAmbition

For many companies, becoming an Enterprise Ireland client is a significant step on a journey that started at a regional level. Local Enterprise Offices throughout Ireland provide supports, advice and training to start-up companies and existing micro-enterprises of up to ten employees.

Device allows parents to keep track of their children's internet activity
Sunday Independent

With feedback from other parents, Molloy realised there was a much wider market for his invention. To determine the extent of this demand, he started a Kickstarter campaign at the end of 2015 to finance the development of the product and tap into potential markets. 

Lighting firms compete to brighten up business
Irish Examiner

As the EU begins to phase out halogen light bulbs from this month, two Irish companies are using LED technology to provide energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly lighting for businesses.

The Mill Enterprise Hub wants to bring more innovative start-ups to the north-east
Silicon Republic

Drogheda-based enterprise hub The Mill has unveiled its action plan for 2018 - 2020. The strategy has a particular focus on highly skilled commuters, who often spend hours travelling to and from Dublin every day.

Irish VR start-up nominated for award at Venice Film Festival
Silicon Republic

An Irish tech firm represented the country at the Venice Film Festival awards at the weekend for its BBC co-production, 1943: Berlin Blitz.

Salaso helps one of America’s largest healthcare providers to improve outcomes for patients and hospitals #IrishAdvantage

Partnering with Irish company Salaso Health Solutions is helping one of America’s largest healthcare providers to improve outcomes for both its patients and hospitals.

3 Sept - 2 Oct: 30 Tech Events in 30 Days, Dublin
13 Sept 2018: Agile Innovation Supports Event, Cork
13 Sept 2018: CSF application support workshop, Galway
14 Sept 2018: Talent Garden Idea Validation Day, Dublin
14 Sept 2018: SBIR Launch for Seeking Smart Solutions For Fire Safety and Universal Access in historic buildings, Limerick
17 Sept 2018: ESO Industry Information Day 2018, Dublin
18 - 20 Sept 2018: Innovation Arena at The National Ploughing Championships, Offaly
27 Sept 2018: Agile Innovation Supports Event, Wexford
26 & 27 Sept 2018: Medical Technology Ireland 2018, Galway Racecourse
2 & 3 Oct 2018: Substation Safety Conference and Expo 2018, Dublin
3 Oct 2018: Arab-Irish Business Forum 2018, Dublin
16 Nov 2018: Export Industry Awards, Dublin