Today 15th September, the SmartAgriFood accelerator officially launched a €4 million open call for SMEs and web-entrepreneurs to develop a new generation of smart agriculture applications and services building on FIWARE technology. These new ICT products will be designed for use by farmers and food producers to help them increase productivity while minimising their environmental footprint. Intelligent machines, sensor networks, and smart ICT are important ingredients for the future of farming!
The biggest startup community in the world want to keep growing. The Corfo (Chilean Economic Development Agency) program, has just opened a new application process from September 2nd to September 30th, where entrepreneurs from all over the world, may join the greatest revolution led by Start-Up Chile.
Engineers at Trinity College Dublin have been chosen to lead a third EU consortium which will significantly reduce the noise pollution of a novel plane design which is currently being developed in Europe. This third project, “ARTIC”, worth €1.4 million, is a collaborative project, which will develop a novel, quieter landing gear system for the next generation “greener” aircraft. ‘ARTIC’ will see the engineers work with EU industry partners, such as aircraft manufacturer Alenia Aermacchi, SME’s and researchers from other EU institutes and universities as they seek to minimise a significant and growing source of noise pollution in the modern world.
We recently came across this infographic which was put together by the guys at Text Republic towards the end of last year and which summarises the vast number of events taking place in the Irish Start Up Universe over the course of the year. While a lot of these events have taken place already, preparations will already be under way for 2015 or a lot of events are ongoing and can be joined at any time. A complete list of the website details are also included below the infographic.
Ulster Bank is calling on SMEs across the island of Ireland to enter this year's Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards. Run in association with InterTradeIreland, the Irish Independent, Enterprise Ireland and SmallBusinessCan.com, the awards are now open for entry at BusinessAchieversAward.com. Entries are open to businesses across all sectors. There are eight categories in total and businesses can enter a maximum of two of these categories choosing the ones that best match their business description.
The recovery in the Irish economy has gained pace as evidenced by the big increase in professional jobs on offer according to the Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor for July 2014. The Monitor recorded a 21% increase in the number of vacancies in July 2014 compared to the same month last year according to Morgan McKinley Ireland Chief Operations Officer, Karen O'Flaherty.