Today 15th September, the SmartAgriFood accelerator officially launched a Ã¢ÂÂ¬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!
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, âARTICâ, worth â¬1.4 million, is a collaborative project, which will develop a novel, quieter landing gear system for the next generation âgreenerâ aircraft. âARTICâ will see the engineers work with EU industry partners, such as aircraft manufacturer Alenia Aermacchi, SMEâs 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.
Cloud services are reshaping the way companies do business and manage their information and open up tremendous opportunities for Irish companies. The Irish Internet Association, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and sponsored by Microsoft, is holding a series of Cloud Awareness and Adoption events for summer 2013 aimed at helping Irish SMEs assess the potential of using cloud-based business models to support their export growth â the first event takes place in Galway on Thursday 30 May, 2013.
The Western Development Commission (WDC) has issued a âRequest for Quotationâ for the development of a website specifically focused on the year-long Yeats 2015 celebration. The tender call opened on the 30th of July and will close on the 22nd of August, after which time, selected proposers will be invited for interview.
The online-entry system for the European Satellite Navigation Competition goes live this week. From 1 April toÂ 30 June 2013, entrants from all over the world can submit their entries to compete for the â¬1m prize fund, and the prestigious overall title of Galileo Master. The dedicated Irish Region prize is in its second year, and is once again sponsored by National Space Centre Ltd.