Dr Valeria Nico of the University of Limerick is looking to develop vibrational energy harvesting technology that can provide renewable and sustainable power for IoT sensors. After receiving a PhD from the University of Limerick in 2018, Dr Valeria Nico started working as a postdoctoral researcher. She is focused on commercializing the vibrational energy harvesting…

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Ray Downes, CEO of FileCloud, started his career in Limerick and is now setting up his company’s EMEA headquarters there. Texas-based software company FileCloud has selected Limerick as the base for its new research and development centre, in a move that will create 50 new jobs. Limerick city will also be the location for the…

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Researchers at Check Point have discovered a 37 percent increase in daily Amazon-related phishing attacks as Prime Day approaches. With Amazon Prime Day just around the corner, security researchers are warning excited shoppers to be aware of potential scams as cybercriminals prepare to exploit the busy online period. New research shows there has been an…

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Medtech professional Brian Callaghan shares his experience of the industry and how it has changed over the last decade. Brian Callaghan has worked in the medical industry for 16 years in a variety of roles in quality and compliance. He joined Viatris three years ago and now works as a senior manager in ensuring equipment…

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In May this year, Klarna said it was cutting 10 percent of jobs worldwide after what its CEO described as a ‘tumultuous year’. Swedish fintech company Klarna has seen its valuation take a big hit after closing its latest $800 million funding round. The buy-now, pay-later startup had previously reached a valuation of nearly $46…

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Ireland needs to ensure it can take advantage of growth in the space sector, writes Prof Lorraine Hanlon of the UCD Center for Space Research. Tomorrow (July 12), Ireland’s TDs will debate and vote on the ratification of the United Nations Outer Space Treaty. Officially called the “Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States…

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Universities of technology in Ireland will receive funding through the new strategy to boost research and collaboration with SMEs. The Government has published a new strategy today (July 11) to identify and invest in the strengths and opportunities in every region of Ireland. The National Smart Specialization Strategy 2022-2027 is an essential prerequisite for Ireland…

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London-based Cuckoo wants to do for broadband what Revolut has done for banking. Among other things, entrepreneur Alex Fitzgerald wants to change the way we think about the cuckoo. “Historically, they’ve had a bad rap,” he said of the bird known for laying its eggs in other people’s nests. “We’re trying to make it right.”…

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Ireland’s data watchdog has sent a draft final decision to other EU regulators on whether Meta can continue transferring EU data to the US. Meta may soon have to stop Facebook and Instagram data transfers between the EU and the US after an updated draft decision by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) was shared…

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Microsoft said backup batteries from its data centers could help network operators provide uninterrupted service when demand outstrips the supply of renewable energy. Microsoft is looking to see if battery backups from its data centers can be used to support the growth of renewables in electricity grids. The company plans to use its Dublin data…

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