The proof that knowledge is power in the business world

Sunday Independent: Companies that collaborate with the Irish research system on market-led projects report more than double the sales and exports than those that don't.

The new Agile Innovation Fund

Nora Twomey: "Women were valued for silence rather than words."

Cartoon Saloon's Nora Twomey has been nominated alongside Anthony Leo for 'Best Animated Feature Film' at the 2018 Academy Awards.

Blockchain firm gives refugees aid and identity
Irish Independent

Dublin-based start-up Aid:Tech is looking at new ways of making the sometimes controversial charity sector more transparent.

How prepared are Ireland’s fintech players for a post-Brexit world?
Silicon Republic

An international forum of more than 100 fintech leaders convened in Dublin to discuss what Ireland can expect when Brexit comes into effect.

US company Vigor to build Ocean Energy wave energy device
Irish Times

A landmark wave energy device designed by Cork-based company Ocean Energy is to be built by US company Vigor.The deal is the latest sign of collaboration between the United States and the Republic in the field of renewable energy.

Dublin start-up Innerstrength Health raises €500,000 as it looks to expand
Irish Times

Irish technology firm Innerstrength Health has raised an estimated €500,000 to bring new solutions to market following the success of its flagship product TickerFit.

€750k Competitive Start Fund closes for applications tomorrow

Chewed wedding album led to smart dog toy that's making owners sit up
Irish Independent

It was the frustrations of the modern dog's life - as experienced by his young Labrador, Sandy - that led James McIlvenna to set up in business designing and making an award-winning brand of dog toys.

Minister changes tune on Central Bank’s Brexit approach
Irish Times

The latest annual action plan for growing international financial services (IFS) jobs by 10,000 between 2015 and 2020 includes measures such as Enterprise Ireland's dedicated €500,000 Competitive Start Fund.

Safety code will help ambulances find non-postal locations
Irish Examiner

The NAS has today announced that it is using a Public Safety Location Code (Loc8) created by a Cork-based company that can identify and dispatch emergency crews to non-postal locations on a map.

Plan to tackle solubility of some medicines in €500k research
Irish Examiner

Dr Luis Padrela, a lecturer in industrial biochemistry in UL’s Bernal Institute, and his team, along with Enterprise Ireland, is to tackle one of the biggest challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry — the solubility of some medicines.

KonnectAgain rebranding as Talivest, hiring 15
Business Plus

KonnectAgain, a Dublin-headquartered software start-up, is to create 15 jobs and rebrand as Talivest. The new hires will bring the firm’s total headcount to 25.

Northern Powerhouse Business Opportunities for Irish companies

The launch of Enterprise Ireland’s Northern Powerhouse Report, business and partnership opportunities in the North of England, takes place on 8th February at 9am in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin.

Event: Northern Powerhouse Business Opportunities for Irish companies


Date: 8th February 2018

Title: Launch of Enterprise Ireland’s Northern Powerhouse Report; business and partnership opportunities in the North of England

Location: The Gibson Hotel

Time: 9am – 11am


Bikes of the bunch: Conor McGregor’s FiftyOne
Cycling Tips

Tech writer Dave Rome shares a look at a bike custom built in Ireland that’s soon to become the property and training tool of current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.

Brexit Advisory Clinic, Portlaoise - 22nd February 2018

8 Feb 2018: Launch of Enterprise Ireland’s Northern Powerhouse Report
8 Feb 2018: Policy Forum for Ireland, Dublin
8 Feb 2018: North-East Lean Network event, Monaghan
22 Feb 2018: Brexit Advisory Clinic, Portlaoise
22 Feb 2018: Business Planning, Athlone
16 Mar 2018: Closing date for Student Entrepreneur Awards