David Smith:  “There’s no doubt it’s a good time to be bought and make an exit. Corporations have cash and it’s easier to acquire technology than to do blue-sky thinking.”

As an Irishman heading up the US office of a UK mergers and acquisitions bank in Silicon Valley, David Smith gets a tri-cultural perspective on one of(...)

European Southern Observatory: ESO is a very interesting body at the moment given it is spending more than €1 billion to build the European-Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), the largest telescope in the world when complete

Most times a deal too good to be true really is and can be dismissed. But every now and then a good deal genuinely is a good deal and should be grabbe(...)

 Nico Olivieri and Sabine Hobbel: “Our products are intended for people who pursue a healthy lifestyle in which highly nutritious, clean foods play a major role.”

Pasta with Benefits is a new, wheat-free pasta product from Dublin-based natural food company, Leaves. Made from buckwheat and chickpeas, the product (...)

The EPS Group is to create 50 new jobs as part of a €3 million expansion at its plant in Mallow

Two companies have announced the creation of 78 new jobs in Mallow, Co Cork and Limerick with support provided through Enterprise Ireland. The EPS Gro(...)

Prof Brian O’Connell, director of prosthodontics at the Dublin Dental Hospital, Dr Ramesh Babu and Dr Padraig McAuliffe, prosthodontist and researcher at the Dublin Dental Hospital.

A group of Irish researchers have invented an intelligent mouthguard that will determine whether you grind your teeth at night and will send that i(...)

Eric Risser and Neal O’Gorman: “We want  artists focusing the majority of their time on being creative and leave our technology to work on the more mundane tasks – such as creating seamlessly tiling textures [realistic surfaces]”

Artomatix – run by Kildare-born Neal O’Gorman and American Eric Risser – had its first birthday at the end of March. Its first 12 months comprised (...)

Some of the 11 AIB start-up Academy finalists pictured with Irish Times editor Kevin O’Sullivan (third from left) and Ken Burke (centre), head of business banking at AIB, at the newspaper’s Dublin office. Photograph: Conor Mulhern

The year-long search for the best start-up talent in the country came to a close when Herdwatch won the first ever AIB Start-up Academy final. On Marc(...)

ClevaMama was set up by two Dublin mothers.

Irish company ClevaMama has signed a new deal that will see its products sold in Russia. The company, which was set up by Dublin sisters Suzanne Brown(...)

PennyOwl’s app will launch on Android and iOS in the US.

Irish startup PennyOwl is to launch its first app in the coming weeks. The company, which aims to teach children about money management through a po(...)

With the prospect of an improving economic climate, there is now an opportunity to take better account of the fact that the yields from successful science, technology and innovation investments are medium to longer term.

The Government’s plan to prepare a new strategy for science, technology and innovation (SSTI) is timely. It comes on foot of a decade that started wit(...)