Intel Corporation today announced details of a 3 year, $1.5million advanced research collaboration signed with Ireland’s leading ICT research Institute, Tyndall National Institute, UCC. The agreement is the first of a kind for Intel in Ireland and establishes a direct collaboration between Tyndall and the heart of Intel’s technology research group in the US. Intel has only one other such agreement in Europe. The agreement will provide Intel with a commercial exploitation license to technology created through the collaboration with Tyndall. Under the agreement Tyndall and Intel Researchers will investigate next generation materials, devices and photonics technologies that could have a profound impact on the performance and direction of future electronic devices.
A new national professional body, the Irish Technology Transfer and Innovation Group (ITTIG), has been launched, which plans to increase both the number of spin-out firms created in Irish higher education institutions (HEIs), and the number of technology license agreements between the HEIs and industry partners.
The next Startup Weekend Dublin takes place over the weekend of the 1st to 3rd October at the NDRC in the Digital Hub in Dublin 8. Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.
Pharmacies, solicitors' practices, manufacturers and groceries – these are just some of the businesses that will go online for the first time, or upgrade their existing websites, thanks to WebActivate, a new initiative aimed at improving the web presence of Irish businesses.
WebActivate is a programme by Digital Skills Academy, and is supported by The Digital Hub, as well as Chambers of Commerce and further education institutions throughout Ireland. The project is being run as part of the Labour Market Activation Fund 2010, funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the European Social Fund.
Enterprise Ireland is launching a call for innovation voucher applications specifically targeting small Food sector companies. If you own or manage a small limited company in the Food sector and you have a business opportunity or problem that you want to explore, why not apply for an Innovation Voucher worth €5,000? The objective of the Innovation Voucher initiative is to build links between Ireland's public knowledge providers and small businesses and create a cultural shift in the small business community's approach to innovation.