Construction
October 13, 2017

The CIF Helping SME Contractors get Lean

Lean Construction is rising in popularity and this is due to the work of Lean Construction Ireland (LCI), the Construction Industry Council, Irish contractors and consultants and the influence of…

Conference
October 13, 2017

Mid-West Lean Network Conference: Continuous Improvement Through People

Lean in Business centres on eliminating non-value-adding operations, equipment, and resources. The success appending to introducing Lean into a business is dependent on what an organisation puts into it in…

Medtech
October 6, 2017

Lean and environmental sustainability within the medtech industry

The ‘Future in Medtech Ireland’ conference was held in Croke Park on September 12th. There was strong emphasis on Lean manufacturing and its benefits, with interesting presentations from the SEAI…

Lean Sigma Quality
October 4, 2017

Free Online Course – Introduction to Lean Sigma Quality MOOC (Oct 2017)

Register Your Interest for the next running of our award winning MOOC on Lean Sigma Quality. This is the registration page for the 5th delivery of Institute of Technology Sligo’s…

World Class Manufacturing
October 4, 2017

Standardising Work Practices Demonstrated by Element Six at Mid-West Lean Network Workshop

Engaging employees to deliver innovation and allowing operators to take ownership of processes is the key to embedding world class manufacturing (WCM) into an operation. This was clearly evident when…

Lean Practitioner Seminar Series
October 3, 2017

WIT & South East LEAN Network – Lean Practitioner Seminar Series 2017-2018 Schedule

The WIT Lean Enterprise Excellence Group & South East Lean Network present the Lean Practitioner Seminar Series, free and open monthly events which bring together practitioners in continuous improvement, lean…

Lean in Europe
September 29, 2017

Lean in Europe-Visit 15- Hansa Matrix

On Tuesday 14 November, the EU-Japan Centre will organise a Lean in Europe visit to Hansamatrix, electronic systems manufacturer, in Riga in Latvia. A preparatory afternoon and networking dinner will be organised…

Lean & Six Sigma
September 26, 2017

UL Lean and Six Sigma, post graduate programs

On Saturday the 2nd of September, UL welcomed over 107 new students onto Lean and Six Sigma, post graduate programs. These programs have recently been revamped and are offered at…

chromium VI
October 12, 2017

RPS is First Business Accredited by Dutch Accreditation Council to Test for Chromium VI in Paint

The law does not currently require chromium VI exposure testing to be performed by an accredited laboratory. However, increasingly more clients are explicitly expressing their preference for this. RPS is…

Air Quality
October 12, 2017

Improving Air Quality in European Cities will Bring Major Health Benefits

The EEA’s Air quality in Europe — 2017 report  presents an updated analysis of air quality and its impacts, based on official data from more than 2,500 monitoring stations across Europe…

Marine Litter
October 12, 2017

Local group sign up to Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s voluntary national programme in a bid to better the north Mayo coast.

Further commitment made by Erris Inshore Fishermen’s Association to tackle marine litter The Erris Inshore Fishermen’s Association has announced its commitment to tackling the issue of marine litter through its…

Pesticides
October 11, 2017

EU Countries Should Use Pesticides More Sustainably

The report on the sustainable use of pesticides Directive adopted by the Commission takes stock of progress made by the EU Member States in applying measures to reduce the risks and impacts…

Water Efficiency
October 9, 2017

Green Healthcare launches Water Efficiency guide

The Green Healthcare programme is launching its Water Efficiency guide at a HSE Water Workshop in Tullamore at the Midlands Regional Hospital on 10th October 2017. The guide looks at…

Climate Action
October 6, 2017

Minister Naughten appoints new Chair of National Dialogue on Climate Action Advisory Group

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten T.D., has announced the appointment of Ms Elaine Nevin as Chairperson of the National Dialogue on Climate Action Advisory Group….

Food Waste
October 6, 2017

Ornua signs up with Tesco to tackle Sustainable Development Goal on Food Waste

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has entered into a partnership agreement with Tesco to adopt the UN Sustainable Development Goal to halve food waste by 2030. As…

Food Waste
October 5, 2017

Report published on “Food Waste in primary production”

ACR+ member WRAP published an early research highlighting the significant financial, environmental and efficiency benefits inherent in tackling food waste in primary production. The first indication of the scale of…

energy efficiency
October 13, 2017

New Guide, “Your Guide to Understanding Energy Efficiency in the European Commission’s Clean Energy Package”

ECEEE published a new “Steering through the maze” guide. The new guide, “Your guide to understanding energy efficiency in the European Commission’s Clean Energy Package”, focuses on energy efficiency aspects…

Energy Regulator
October 12, 2017

Commission for Energy Regulation becomes Commission for Regulation of Utilities

The Commission for Energy Regulation has changed its name to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities to fully reflect its broadened remit and mission to regulate energy, energy safety and…

One Good Idea
October 10, 2017

One Good Idea Launch

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) officially launched this year’s SEAI One Good Idea competition and is encouraging teachers and students from right across the country to enter. Now…

Bioeconomy
October 4, 2017

Bioeconomy Policy Day – 16 November 2017

The European Commission will present its review of the European Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan, documented as a Staff Working Document, and discuss its findings with stakeholders and policy makers….

energy efficiency
September 25, 2017

SEAI and Teagasc collaborate to make dairy farms more energy efficient

Energy efficient technology will save dairy farmers up to 15% on their energy bills. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is collaborating with Teagasc to help dairy farmers reduce…

Research
September 25, 2017

Researchers awarded funding to investigate crop protection and clean energy

The Environmental Protection Agency welcomes the announcement of two new research projects it will co-fund through the Science Foundation Ireland’s Investigator Programme. As part of this strategic partnership with Science…

nZEB
September 25, 2017

What is nZEB and Why do I need to Know about it?

nZEB will be mandated across the EU commencing end of 2018 so it’s high time that those involved in the built environment get up to speed on what this will…

H2020
September 25, 2017

Horizon 2020 Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy Info Day

Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days  23, 24 & 25 October 2017 The Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days present the new funding opportunities offered by the Energy Work Programme 2018-2020.  This…

Innovation Strategy
October 3, 2017

ESB Networks launch their Innovation Strategy

ESB Networks has today (Thursday) formally launched their Innovation Strategy at today’s Connecting Ireland’s Energy Conference, at the Mansion House. The strategy sets out how ESB Networks will meet the…

Awards
September 29, 2017

H2Ozone wins Innovation Arena award

H2Ozone is pleased to have won an Innovation Arena award in the Agri-Environmental category for its chemical free, patented technology to provide pure drinking water. The Innovation Arena Awards are…

Smart Refrigeration
September 28, 2017

REL and IT Carlow enter Strategic Innovation Partnership

To develop smart refrigeration systems for the commercial and hospitality sectors, supported by Enterprise Ireland, partnership positions Carlow as centre of excellence in refrigeration research and manufacturing A strategic innovation…

Agri-Technology
September 27, 2017

New Bovine Light Mask Set to Increase Milk Yields in Dairy Industry

Equilume, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, is a world leader in the development of innovative science-based light therapy solutions to improve the performance of animals.Leveraging the global success…

Recycling
September 25, 2017

Avery Dennison pioneers first-of-its kind Labelexpo booth made from label waste

To drive home its Labelexpo theme of “Pioneering Change,” Avery Dennison decided showing was better than telling: The global label-maker will present at the industry-leading trade show with a booth…

H2020
September 25, 2017

Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018 – 2020

The Irish launch event for the final Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018 – 2020 will take place in University College Dublin on the 18th October 2017. With a budget in…

Water
September 12, 2017

New €2.9m EU project will boost energy efficiency and cut water costs

Engineers and business experts from Trinity College Dublin are the technical leaders in a new €2.9m EU-backed project that will lighten the load on stressed water networks and reduce associated…

Co-Innovate
September 12, 2017

Boost for Louth companies with launch of Co-Innovate programme

It is believed that over 1,400 SME’s will benefit from a €16.6 million cross border scheme supporting innovation, that has been launched today by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and…

Research Funding
October 12, 2017

Bord Iascaigh Mhara Launches New R&D Fund at Europe’s Largest Gathering of Seafood Experts

Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, has launched a new Research and Development fund to support Irish companies’ innovation in the seafood sector and help grow the €850million industry…

Greenhouse Gases
October 12, 2017

Launch of FACCE ERA-GAS Greenhouse Gas Research Projects

Scientists from across Europe and New Zealand gathered on Tuesday 10th October to commence new research projects to develop solutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture and forestry…

Research
October 3, 2017

The Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA Joint Call on Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services Now Open

Joint Call on Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services Now Open The Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA are pleased to announce the launch of their joint call: Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services….

Agritech
September 12, 2017

Ireland aims to be an ‘agritech island’ with new €20m start-up fund

A new fund set up by ISIF and Finistere Ventures aims to make Ireland an ‘agritech island’, with another €20m set aside for global start-ups. Irish start-ups working in agritech…

Research
September 5, 2017

Fulbright-EPA Award in Water, Climate Change or Sustainability now open!

The Fulbright Commission & the Environmental Protection Agency are offering a unique opportunity for an Irish postgraduate student or scholar in the field to travel to the U.S. to study…

Start-ups
September 4, 2017

€750k Enterprise Ireland fund opening for start-up applications

Competitive Start Fund is aimed at all sectors with focus on agritech, manufacturing, lifesciences and renewables A Competitive Start Fund (CSF) competition worth up to €750,000 in funding from Enterprise…

SME's
August 30, 2017

EU LIFE: New help for SMEs in the circular economy

Are you a company that offers sustainable products or services that is looking to expand? An organisation that supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)? A regional authority? If so, why…

European Innovation Partnerships Initiative
August 21, 2017

Open Call for Proposals under the EIP’s Initiative

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) invites applications for funding in the second of two open calls for proposals under the European Innovation Partnerships Initiative, under the…

Pharmaceuticals
October 10, 2017

‘Green Chemistry’ for Pharmaceuticals

An EU-funded project is exploring techniques to produce key ingredients required for pharmaceuticals through more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly processes. The EU-funded project Biocascades has in its sights novel…

Carbon Footprint
October 9, 2017

IGBC launches programmes to increase measurement of embodied carbon in new construction

The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC ) is launching a two part  programme to encourage builders and public bodies to do full carbon footprinting of their new buildings. Currently developers…

Green Teams
October 6, 2017

Green Teams National Training Programme Launched

EPA-supported National Green Teams Programme launches for organisations looking to motivate their staff and improve performance. Green team members and environmental and sustainability champions have a new opportunity to help…

Green Hospitality Event
October 6, 2017

GREENFest 2017 – 9th November 2017 – Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport

Resource Efficiency for the Hospitality Sector – “The Smart Move” Our Annual Conference is on the 9th November 2017 – In association with Fáilte Ireland and supported by Repak Resource…

Workshops
October 4, 2017

Go Green, Save Money – Workshops for Small to Medium Enterprises

Are you a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Area and would you like to know how to be energy efficient, conserve water and prevent waste? We are…

Seminars
October 4, 2017

Green Business Seminars Tipperary

Over the last 10 years the Green Business Programme has identified over €10 million worth of savings for businesses. Savings identified have ranged from €250,000 in one business to €2,500…

Food
October 2, 2017

A plucky plan for sustainability

Award-winning duck producer, Silver Hill Foods, has made a business of sustainability. For several years, it has found ways to derive value from its waste streams and now, under Origin…

Sustainability
September 28, 2017

Going Green – How do European countries do it?

In the days of climate change, living environmentally friendly plays a key part in sustaining the current quality of the earth for future generations. Not only private households across Europe…

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