Green
May 15, 2017

HSA REACH 10 year anniversary conference

The HSA will host a conference in the Spencer Hotel, IFSC, Dublin on June 15th to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the REACH Regulation. Attendees...
BSI
May 26, 2017

First international standard provides guidance on sustainable procurement

Source: BSI Your supply chain can have a big impact on your organization’s performance and reputation. Increasingly supply chain partner failures can come back to bite you if their actions...
May 26, 2017

Achieve efficiencies in your business using Lean

Dr Richard Keegan, Manager at the Enterprise Ireland Competitiveness Department outlines procedures for achieving efficiencies in your business Companies challenged by the UK’s vote to leave the EU should review…

Green
May 30, 2017

Enterprise Excellence Ireland 2017

Today at the Enterprise Excellence event in Croke Park Minister Breen Launched Lean Business Ireland -Web Site. In front of an audience of over 500 business people Minister Breen, DEJI,...
Competitiveness
June 7, 2017

Ireland’s competitiveness ranking as benchmarked by the IMD has improved

Welcome improvement in Competitiveness Rank but Challenges Remain Ireland’s competitiveness ranking as benchmarked by the IMD has improved from 7th to 6th most competitive economy in the world. Ireland is…

EU-Japan
June 12, 2017

LEAN Visit to the EU

22 September 2017- Rolls Royce-Washington Tyne & Wear – United Kingdom- Aerospace facility On Friday, 22 September 2017, the EU-Japan Centre will organise a Lean in Europe visit to Rolls-Royce…

Competitiveness
June 14, 2017

Changing manufacturing for a more competitive Europe

Every day, we buy, use and dispose of products that end up as landfill. Unfortunately, the resources required to make new products won’t be available in large amounts forever. Through…

Green
May 15, 2017

Can you solve the ‘Zero Power Water Monitoring Challenge? A €2 million Horizon Prize for the innovator who can! 

The European Commission has launched the Zero Power Water Monitoring Horizon Prize, inviting European innovators to come up with solutions based on self-powered and wireless smart sensing technologies, designed for...
courts
May 15, 2017

New guidelines help citizens gain better and fairer access to their national courts on environmental cases

When public authorities fail to respect the rights and obligations under environmental laws, the public can hold them to account. The European Commission adopted a guidance document on access to...
epa
May 15, 2017

New guides show how to reuse and extend the life of your household items

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today released two guides to coincide with the launch of the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun. The guides were developed in support of Ireland’s evolving...
ECHA
May 26, 2017

Labels – make sure you’re legal after 1 June 2017

Source: ECHA Newsletter The two-year transition period to comply with the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) is about to end. This means that all chemical products on the market...
WEEE
May 26, 2017

EU waste rules now cover anything with a plug or battery. Here’s what companies need to know

AS SOME SECTORS of Irish industry show cautious recovery, business owners and managers may be considering investing in new areas of technology or importing and distributing different product lines. What...
EAA
May 26, 2017

More European sites meet excellent bathing water quality standards than ever before

More than 85 percent of bathing water sites monitored across Europe in 2016 met the most stringent ‘excellent’ quality standards — meaning they were mostly free from pollutants harmful to...
Green Alley Award
May 30, 2017

Green Alley Award 2017

Green Alley, a start-up network in the Circular Economy, together with its partners Seedmatch (Germany), Bethnal Green Ventures (UK), the European Recycling Platform Finland, H2 Compliance (Ireland) and R2PI (Horizon…

epa
May 30, 2017

Green Enterprise Call 2017

Green Enterprise provides grant aid to demonstration type projects across all sectors of economic activity in Ireland and is open to proposals from companies, institutions, Registered Charities, Public Benefit Entities...
energy efficiency
May 26, 2017

SEAI begins journey ‘Towards Zero’ for energy efficiency in homes

As many as one million homes built in the last century are considered to be significantly energy inefficient. This means higher energy bills and, in some cases, poorer health and...
Energy
June 15, 2017

Irish residents’ views of energy-related technologies

While people generally hold positive opinions of electricity generation from renewable sources, there remains a significant degree of local opposition when it comes to infrastructure siting decisions.   Download Publication…

Wind Energy
June 15, 2017

Minister Coveney and Minister Naughten announce key development in the review of the Wind Energy Development Guidelines

The Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney T.D., in conjunction with his colleague, Denis Naughten, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, (13 June 2017)…

Wind Energy
June 15, 2017

Innovative new wind power technology to be tested in Mayo

A Dutch company which is pioneering new technology in the area of power creation is planning on conducting trials in Mayo, after chancing upon the county when they attended the…

Sustainable Energy
June 15, 2017

SEAI study shows that renewable gas has the potential to replace more than one quarter of our fossil fuel gas supply

New study by SEAI shows gas from animal manure, food waste and grass could provide 28% of Ireland’s gas needs Renewable gas could cut carbon emissions by as much as…

May 30, 2017

Hemp plants show potential as sustainable fibre alternative

Source: EC Research & Innovation Hemp has been a source for materials, fibres and textiles for millennia. Now, an EU-funded project has used cutting-edge genomic approaches to boost hemp production,…

Sustainability
June 7, 2017

CONNECT offers Smart Solution to Dublin city flooding

CONNECT has partnered with Smart Dublin, an initiative of Dublin City Council and the other Dublin Local Authorities, and Intel to deploy low-cost sensors across the capital to monitor rainfall,…

H2020
June 7, 2017

Smart money and business acceleration: the SME Instrument Impact Report 2017 edition.

The Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument supports market-creating innovation in small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) with significant growth potential and global ambitions. With more than 31,000 applications received and more than…

Research
June 12, 2017

Turning rubbish into added-value resources

The NEW-MINE project will identify and develop enhanced landfill-mining technology to transform landfill waste into high-added-value products, such as fuel and building materials. There are 500 000 landfills in Europe,…

Innovation
June 14, 2017

Seven Ambitious Companies are Selected to Participate in the 2017 Coca-Cola/Enterprise Ireland Thrive Project

The Thrive Project, a partnership between Coca-Cola and Enterprise Ireland was officially launched today as seven entrepreneurial founders flew to Coca-Cola’s headquarters in Atlanta for an intense three-day boot camp….

Innovation
June 14, 2017

New Innovation Programme for SMEs

Co-Innovate is a new programme supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. InterTradeIreland is proud to be lead partner in delivering this…

H2020
June 15, 2017

Horizon 2020’s SME Instrument – Looking for Europe’s next innovation leader

Are you a highly innovative, ambitious and passionate small- or medium-sized business with global ambitions? Are you looking for excellent business resources and mentorship while a substantial funding wouldn’t hurt…

Sustainability
June 15, 2017

Cellulose biodegradable microbeads could cut microplastics ocean pollution

Scientists and engineers from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) have developed a way of producing a biodegradable renewable alternative to plastic microbeads in a scalable, continuous manufacturing process….

Funding
June 9, 2017

€1.5m in funding for start-ups announced by Enterprise Ireland

Two Competitive Start Fund competitions open for applications on Wednesday 21 June 2017 A total of €1.5 million in start-up funding will be available from Enterprise Ireland when two Competitive…

Marine
June 9, 2017

Minister Creed Announces 153 Successful Projects worth €3.6 million under EMFF Fisheries Local Action Group Scheme

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D. visited the renowned Ballycotton Harbour (Thursday 8th June) to announce a range of successful projects that will deliver a total investment…

H2020
June 9, 2017

EU funds three small Irish SMEs with big ideas

The EU’s scientific research fund has just announced funding for three small Irish companies with big ideas to get to market. SwiftComply TopCo Ltd of Dublin has developed a technology…

Research
June 14, 2017

EPA Research Climate Call 2017 – Additional Topic on: Air Quality Open Data (Research Fellowship)

We are pleased to announce an additional topic has been added to the EPA Research Climate Call 2017: Climate 2017 Call – Project 10: Additional Topic on: Air Quality Open…

Innovation
June 16, 2017

LEO Fingal opens door to applications for new Investment Fund to help small business

€1.5 million national “Innovation Investment fund” launched as new supports are rolled out by Local Enterprise Offices to help SMEs prepare for Brexit. Fingal Local Enterprise Office (“LEO Fingal”) has…

Awards
June 12, 2017

Woodfab Timber Limited achieved certification by NSAI to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSA 18001:2007

Woodfab Timber Limited are proud to announce that we have achieved certification by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSA 18001:2007. We have…

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