Collaborations between business and academia resulted in a 33 per cent increase in licences, option agreements and assignment agreements in 2018, research shows.

There were more than 1,800 active research collaborations between industry and Irish higher-education institutions at the end of 2018, with 33 new pro(...)

‘This programme aligns with our commitment to maintaining our position as a leading investor in safety and innovation in the Irish aviation industry,’ said IAA chief executive Peter Kearney. Photograph: Getty Images

Air travel start-ups supported by a €2 million programme whose backers include safety regulator the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) are close to commer(...)

Dr Paula Bolger: “VR is absolutely perfect for spatial tests. You can’t really do them well on an iPad or with a pen and paper.” Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

“Alzheimer’s disease changes lives. Even though the disease is gradual no one is ever ready for the impact it has on family relationships and responsi(...)

Talent, tax and the environment for doing business remain the key ingredients underpinning Ireland’s performance as a key location of R&D activity. Photograph: iStock

Talent, tax and the environment for doing business remain the key ingredients underpinning Ireland’s performance as a key location of R&D activity(...)

Irish participation in Horizon 2020 is on course to meet the €1.25 billion target set by the Government. Photograph: iStock

The Government’s Innovation 2020 strategy has set a target for total investment in R&D in Ireland to reach 2 per cent of GDP by 2020. While some p(...)

Often, academic research unintentionally leads to a viable business. Photograph: iStock

Research and development is the pathway for businesses to expand and grow, but it can be an expensive and difficult process, with no guarantee of succ(...)

Prof Mark Ferguson, director general of Science Foundation Ireland. Photograph:  Jason Clarke Photography.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has significantly increased the economic return it generates from public funding, according to its latest annual repo(...)

Holos Skincare founder Niamh Hogan:  ‘The business is already worth seven figures but can be worth a lot more with the right investment.’

Holos Skincare manufactures, distributes and markets its own brand of plant-based skincare with a holistic approach that embraces skin health, wellbei(...)

AMD  makes everyday tasks such as reading, watching TV, driving, or using computers more difficult and in some cases impossible.

Scientists at Trinity College have made a discovery that may lead to new ways of treating one of the most common diseases of the eye. The breakthroug(...)

In the US, where GoContractor is increasingly focused, it counts 11 of the top general contractors as clients.

Initiafy, an Irish company that has developed an online induction platform for workers in the construction sector, has rebranded as GoContractor. The(...)

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