Research and development: Ireland is now ranked 11th internationally for the quality of its scientific research, an improvement of more than 20 places since 2005. Photograph: Getty

Industry engagement with research has grown dramatically since the establishment of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in 2003. “We’ve come a long way i(...)

Chief executive of Gecko Governance Shane Brett: “In just a few years growth in token sales has accelerated at a surprising rate, with organisations raising $6.8bn last year alone”

Gecko Governance is looking to raise $20 million (€17.7m) via an initial coin offering (ICO), with funds raised to be used to develop a new global com(...)

Cosimo is an active investor in  “deeptech” companies working in areas such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence and big data.

Cosimo Ventures, led by two Irish entrepreneurs, is planning to launch a new start-up fund in the coming months. The venture-capital firm plans to ro(...)

Gecko Governance’s Shane Brett and Damien Cahill with InterTradeIreland’s Laurence Lord.

Dundalk-based Gecko Governance has received $1 million in funding as it seeks to expand globally. The company raised the money from tech investment (...)

An artificial intelligence android developed in Germany. PwC’s forum “Man and Machine” on the economic impact of AI in Ireland takes place at Convention Centre Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Carsten Koall/AFP/Getty Images

Monday Indicators: German producer price index (Oct). Meetings: EU decision on the relocation of European Medicines Agency and European Banking Ag(...)

Gecko Governance’s  Shane Brett and  Damien Cahill with InterTradeIreland’s  Laurence Lord.

When the upheaval of Brexit comes to mind so does the Jim Rohn quote “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.” Change is ind(...)

Dublin-based startup Valitacell has won this year’s Seedcorn investor readiness award from InterTradeIreland. The biotech firm has developed technolog(...)