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Insight worth €593m to Irish economy

Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics is worth €593m to the Irish economy according to a new report about the impact of the centre. The report which was commissioned to coincide with the launch of Insight’s second research phase found that...
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Launch of SIRO Gigabit Broadband Network in Cork

An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney TD has launched a new SIRO plan to provide Cork city with the best access to the most powerful broadband services in Ireland compared to other cities in the country. It...
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SEAI/ IEA Bioenergy Symposium

Registration is now open for the SEAI/ International Energy Agency Bioenergy Symposium on “Anaerobic Digestion in the Circular Economy” and a Gas Networks Ireland Causeway Workshop which will be held on the 6th September in UCC. Registration is free, with a deadline...
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Cork City Council to Drive Digital Transformation in Cork

Cork city’s future is digital as it has been selected to take part in a European challenge to ensure its strong economic and population growth is matched with a digital transformation. The European Commission’s Digital Cities Challenge is aimed at stimulating economic...
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Enhancing Cleanliness of Cork City through Graffiti Removal

Cork City Council together with the Cork Smart Gateway initiative have launched the €70,000 Small Business Research and Innovation (SBIR) Challenge with Enterprise Ireland. This seed fund challenge invites applicants to deliver innovative ways to prevent and mitigate against instances of graffiti across Cork...
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Bridge to Mass Challenge Cork

Are you an ambitious entrepreneur or early stage start-up in the Life Sciences, Medical Technology and/or Digital Health Sector, and looking to scale and connect with a global support system? Known as Bridge to MassChallenge Cork or B2MCCork, this is Cork County...
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Launch of Cork Open Data Dashboard – 15th Decemeber

The Cork Dashboard will be launch on Friday 15th December as part of the SFI-funded Building City Dashboards Project based in Maynooth University. The project is tasked with designing and building interactive and accessible webpages for use by citizens, businesses and local authorities...
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Launch of Cork Open Data Dashboard

We are launching the Cork Dashboard as part of the SFI-funded Building City Dashboards Project based in Maynooth University. The project is tasked with designing and building interactive and accessible webpages for use by citizens, businesses and local authorities to access real-time and...
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Nimbus Centre Business Breakfast 22nd September

The Nimbus Centre invites you and your colleagues to a business breakfast on Sept 22nd where experts will discuss the commercial realities of a post Brexit market place, and how technology innovation can progress your business. Speakers will also offer advice on...
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Conference: The Challenge of Smart Cities in Ireland

The Smart Cities Agenda recognises that cities, globally, are growing at a rapid rate which, in turn brings with it many challenges. These include traffic congestion, inadequate energy, lack of basic services, poor quality/insufficient housing stock, poor management of the environment, climate...
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Thalman health joins ESA BIC at Tyndall

Thalman Health has qualified for support and funding from the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) in Ireland. Led by Tyndall National Institute, the ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland consortium, which incorporates ESA BIC, launched last year to help start-ups...
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Nominations open for the Smart Technology Innovation Award

Cork Smart Gateway is delighted to continue its sponsorship of the Smart Technology Innovation Award. The it@cork Leaders Awards is an annual event recognising the leading companies in Cork’s IT community. From global multinationals to schools and start-ups, the awards recognise those who have gone further...
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Launch of Open Data Strategy for 2017 – 2022

Patrick O’Donovan TD, Minister of State for Open Government and eGovernment launched the publication of a national Open Data Strategy for 2017-2022 on July 14th. At the launch, Minister Donovan commented, “Openness and transparency is a key government priority. Opening up government data will...
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Cork Smart Gateway at EU Sustainable Energy Week

The Cork Smart Gateway was delighted to have the opportunity to represent Cork and the Growsmarter Project during EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) at the Greater Birmingham and West Midlands Office, Brussels in June 2017. This session featured representatives from nine Horizon...
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Cork’s Smart Ambition – Featured in Silicon Valley Global

The latest issue of Silicon Valley Global highlights the activities of the Cork Smart Gateway and discusses Cork’s Smart Agenda. Focusing in particular on the importance of citizen engagement  to progressing this agenda, the piece details a number of smart citizen engagement...
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Business Opportunities in the Space Industry

Could your business find a customer in the Space Industry? It’s not out of this world. There are enormous opportunities for Cork businesses to have their products sold to a global market. From architecture to manufacturing and construction, from ICT to agri-tech...
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Inaugural Oracle User Meetup in Cork

Cork is booming for cool Oracle projects and because of this the first ever Oracle User meetup in the Rebel city has been organised. The aim of this group is to build a community to share information about the most interesting Oracle...
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RebelBio Future conference, 9th February, UCC

The RebelBio Future conference (Formerly SynBioFuture) returns this February 9th 2017, with a line-up of influential speakers from the fields of synthetic biology, cellular agriculture, astrobiology, DNA storage and more. Looking forward and divining from the trends of today, the speakers and...
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Cork County Council Launches Online Engagement Portal

Cork County Council has launched a new online portal for customers to engage and interact with the local authority. The ‘Your Council’ system allows members of the public to access over 40 different online services with more expected to be added throughout...
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All Ireland Smart Cities Forum Launches

Advancing smart city programmes across Ireland is the focus of the All Ireland Smart Cities Forum, which was launched this week at the “Getting Smarter about Smart Cities” event in Cork, hosted by Minister for Data Protection, Dara Murphy TD, in conjunction...
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Tyndall Researcher’s Quantum Computing Breakthrough

Researchers at IPIC & the Tyndall National Institute have developed a technical step that could enable the use of quantum computers and have published details in the leading journal Nature Photonics. Conventional digital computing uses ‘on-off’ switches, but quantum computing looks to...
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And the Winner is …….. Vconnecta

The it@cork Leader’s Awards is an annual event recognising the leading companies in Cork’s IT community. From global multinationals to schools and start-ups, the awards recognise those who have gone further than most in the use of technology in their respective organisations and businesses. The Cork...
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Tyndall spinout InfiniLED bought by Facebook’s Oculus Rift

InfiniLED – a spinout company of the Tyndall Research Institute, has been acquired by US Virtual Reality company Oculus. The acquisition will see low-power LED technology developed in Ireland being applied to enhance performance in VR devices. Based on a breakthrough by Tyndall researcher...
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Health Innovation Hub Launched

September 2016:  The Health Innovation Hub Ireland is Ireland’s first national hub to directly improve treatment and care for patients. Government funding of €5 million for the establishment of the Hub which is led by UCc through the Department of Health and...
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CIT Students win prize for lifesaving innovation

Inspired by a double workplace tragedy, a team of eight students at CIT have developed an award winning innovation. The HydroFLOcean device has been developed to prevent workers from getting trapped underwater and drowning while working on a work platform. The new HydroFLOcean...
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ESA launchpad for Irish start-ups unveiled at Tyndall

Tyndall National Institute in Cork is the site of a European Space Agency (ESA) Space Solutions Centre providing funding to start-ups with big ideas. Currently, the ESA Space Solutions Centre in Ireland is seeking entrepreneurs with innovative ideas for using space technology to...
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Nominations Open for IT@Cork Leader’s Awards

The Cork Smart Gateway is delighted to be involved with the 2016 IT@Cork Leader’s Awards. This is an annual event recognising the leading companies in Cork’s IT community. From global multinationals to schools and start-ups, the awards recognise those who have gone further than most...
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Nimbus Centre Industry Breakfast Morning 1st September

The TEC Gateway at the Nimbus Centre is hosting a breakfast morning on September 1st.  This breakfast will show how third level institutions work with businesses and provide research that has real commercial value across many different fields. This fast paced event...
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In the Media: ‘Building Ireland’s Smart Cities’

Sensors, streetlights, bike lanes and phone apps are just a part of what is becoming the new urban landscape. Pauline Riordan of Dublinked and Aidan O’Riordan of Cork City Council talk to the Council Journal about Smart Cities and how technology is...
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Cork County Council Launches Planning Alerts

Cork County Council has recently announced the extension of its Cork County Alerts service to now include Planning Alerts. Receive an email alert with details of any Planning Application submitted or decided near your registered location or receive all your alerts through...
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Ludgate Hub Officially Launches

On Friday, 29th July, the Ludgate hub Skibbereen was officially opened by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD. The 1 Gigabit digital hub in Skibbereen, which originally served as the local cinema and then a bakery, has been...
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Calling all Social Innovators!

THINKTECH is a €1 million project to support and grow ideas for a better Ireland. Created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland with support from Google.org and Government, the THINKTECH challenge identifies innovative ideas that use technology to create positive social impact in...
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Sigfox and VT Networks roll out Ireland’s first IOT network

Sigfox, a French provider of global communications service for the “internet of things,” and Irish telecom provider VT Networks have recently announced the nationwide availability of the Sigfox IoT network across Ireland. Sigfox is a low-power wide area communications platform which operates...
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CIT hosts 30th Space Studies Programme in 2017

The International Space University Summer Space Programme (SSP17) will take place at Cork Institute of Technology from June 26th – August 25th 2017. Being awarded SSP17 represents a significant achievement for Ireland (this being the first time an SSP has been held...
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Google IOT Research award for CIT Lecturers

CIT Computing lecturers Dr Donna O’Shea and Dr Sean McSweeney have been selected by Google to participate in their Internet of Things (IoT) Technology Research Award Programme. This Google programme was sponsored by father of the Internet Vint Cerf (now Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist) and...
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CORK SMART GATEWAY LAUNCHES

PRESS RELEASE 5 May 2016 CORK SMART GATEWAY LAUNCHES New Collaborative Initiative to Drive Cork’s Smart Agenda for Citizens Cork, 5 May 2016: Creating a “smarter region” is the focus of a new collaborative initiative, Cork Smart Gateway, which launched this week. ...
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Launch of the Cork Smart Gateway

The Cork Smart Gateway is launching in Ireland’s smartest building, One Albert Quay on Wednesday, 4th May from 8:30am to 10:45am. Click here to register your attendance For more information contact claire_davis@corksmartgateway.ie.

Success for Cork Contactless Payment Pilot

Cork Cashes Out has been deemed a success. The project which was developed by the Cork City Centre Forum was designed to promote Cork city a cash-free zone. Recently released figures show that the number of contactless payments in the Cork City...
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University College Cork Leads the Way in Renewable Energy

University College Cork is to become the country’s first third-level institute to use electricity supplied entirely from wind and biomass sources. The college will be provided with 100% renewable energy from Electric Ireland over the next two years as part of the...
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Inspiring women to take up careers in STEM

The number of females taking up Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects and third level courses is too low. Just 6% to 7% of all technical roles in Europe are filled by women. It is predicted that there will be a...
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Broadband speeds in Ireland boosted to 360Mbps by Virgin Media

Virgin Media has made 360Mbps speeds available across its network of close to 750,000 homes in Ireland. The increased speeds come as the Irish Government has kicked off a tendering process for its EU-supported €275m National Broadband Plan to connect over 750,000 postal addresses...
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Calling Cork Public to Contribute to ‘Smart’ Future’

The Cork Smart Gateway has collaborated with researchers from the International Energy Research Centre, hosted in Tyndall National Institute, to develop surveys which invite Cork people to have their say on future development of Cork. The CorkCitiEngage team is currently rolling out...
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