Laura O’Connell

Four years have passed since Bill Clinton, Denis O’Brien and Bono sang Ireland’s praises at the first Global Irish Economic Forum. This assembly of po(...)

From left: Smart Wall Paint’s Ronan Clarke and Denise Doran with Minister for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock at last week’s Big Ideas event at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin

Forget the soccer and the rugby balls, it was ideas and inventions being bounced around last week at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin when 21 new technolog(...)

The new initiative forms part of the Enterprise Ireland Seed and Venture Capital Scheme 2007-2012 and will focus on the software sector. Investments will be made in early-stage companies, with funds available ranging from €100,000 to €2 million.

A new €20 million Irish venture capital fund has been established to invest sums of up to €2 million in start-up technology companies. The Frontline V(...)

Minister of State at Dept of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation Sean Sherlock. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Non-stick biodegradable chewing gum, “smart paint” and a natural clean-up solution for toxic dumps are among 21 potentially marketable inventions bein(...)

NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley. The organisation publishes its annual report today. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new accelerator programme designed to help independent games firms find their feet in the market has started a pilot run at NDRC. GamePad, which is (...)

At the announcement of investment for Tapastreet: Conall Boyle,  Bank of Ireland; Joe Mitchell,  Tapastreet; Dawn Guiney, Kernel Capital; and John O’Dea,  Enterprise Ireland.

Photo and video discovery platform Tapastreet has secured €500,000 in funding as it seeks to bring the technology to a wider audience. The Dublin-base(...)

World Champion and keynote Offsite speaker Rob Heffernan pictured with David Tuohy (left), West Cork Development Partnership and Voxpro chief operations officer Anthony O’Mara, at the launch of the Offsite business and tech event taking place this Thursday.

Technology and innovation will also be the buzzwords in west Cork this week, with the Offsite event taking place in Rosscarbery on Thursday, to encour(...)

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Turkey offers significant export opportunities for a growing number of Irish companies. Photograph: Getty

Enterprise Ireland is to open two new offices in Austin, Texas in the US and Istanbul, Turkey.According to Enterprise Ireland, the new office openin(...)

David Walsh: “What has emerged is a comprehensive management system that has transformed our business.”
New Innovator: CloudSure

When Dave Walsh set up Challenge Insurance Brokers in 2006, his goal was to develop it into a substantial operation. This growth now looks set to come(...)

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