Today’s rich trade in heritage goods is happening because of disruptive technologies, not in spite of them.

(...) aftermath of disruptive innovation. Some old technologies, after being rendered obsolete by better and(...)

Digifeye co-founders  Bobby Pringle, Dr Mark Hughes and Dr Oisín Mac Fhearaí

It’s been an “exciting few months” for Digifeye, fine-tuning its final product, getting a new chief executive on board and opening an office in New(...)

From bun to patty to topping: a 3D printed burger – most foods that begin as a paste, such as chocolate, jelly, pasta, are ideal for manipulation by 3D printing

(...) solid form.” Medical applications Last year, Nasa awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR(...)

The Slovakian Aeromobil 2.5 prototype  has had about 40 hours of flight testing and resembles a supercar with considerable flight capabilities

A number of us can thank a cartoon character from the future, George Jetson, for instilling our longing. Students of aviation history might look fo(...)

 Sean O Driscoll: the Glen Dimplex CEO will be the keynote speaker at the International Manufacturing Conference in Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson

College Cork, will highlight innovation and entrepreneurship amongst engineers across all sectors(...)

Wang Chuanfu, chairman of BYD, a Chinese electric-car maker partially owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, described the  recently introduced  beneficial policies for EVs as “unprecedented”. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

China is considering providing 100 billion yuan (€412 billion) in government funding to build electric-vehicle (EV) charging facilities and spur deman(...)

Out tomorrow:  Hyundai results.  Photographer: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg
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(...) manufacturing PMI (Aug). WEDNESDAY Meetings: Innovation in health talk (Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 8(...)

Orville Wright, at the controls of the Wright Flyer, and his brother Wilbur, watch from the ground during the plane’s first flight  in   1903.  Photograph: AP Photo/File

(...) continual innovation and competition, aviation is mature and largely routine.Of course, innovation continues(...)

(...) start, followed by a focus on systems and product innovation, then product extension, channel extension(...)

Sean McNulty: “We have bootstrapped heavily and managed to get this far on around €50,000.”
New innovator: MyMoneyPlatform

Donegal-born Sean McNulty is the founder of MyMoneyPlatform, a behind-the-scenes software solution designed to help people plan and manage their pers(...)