Last year’s Ireland Funds’ Business Plan Competition winners:  Blaine Doyle (left) of GlowDx (second place), Stephen Geary of Sothic Bioscience (winners) and Orla McCallion & Sean Judge of UniTuition (3rd place).

The Ireland Funds, in partnership with the State-mandated NDRC, has launched its annual “Business Plan Competition”, which offers funding and mentorin(...)

Sothic Bioscience co-founder Piotr	Jakubowicz. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

Irish start-up company Sothic Bioscience Ltd is poised to break into a niche in the medical devices sector that in 2014 was worth $485 million. The c(...)

Judges of the 2016 awards: back, from left, Prof Pat Daly, Teagasc; Prof Pat Gibbons, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School; Dr Paul Beaney, Ulster University; Robert Love, AbbVie. Front, from left: Dr Marion Boland, Science Foundation Ireland; Niall Campbell, KPMG; Michael McAleer. Photograph: Eric Luke

From cutting edge technology behind space exploration and autonomous cars, to a smart way to unload all those foreign coins we have stuffed away in d(...)