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Member News

Member News

Funding to extend space programme in North East


A CENTRE which helps North East businesses tap into the billion pound space sector has won an extension to its programme after successfully supporting new businesses and job creation.

Muscle Matters - Dr Brendan Egan’s TEDxUCD Talk Exceeds 100,000 Views


A talk entitled ‘Muscle Matters’ delivered by Dr Brendan Egan at TEDxUCD 2014 has now received more than 100,000 YouTube views.

Dr Egan’s talk focuses on Sarcopenia, a degenerative disease involving the loss of muscle mass, strength and function as a result of ageing. The disease affects balance, gait and overall ability to perform daily tasks leading to functional decline and loss of independence in older adults.

€6.7 million EU Boost to Improve Bathing Waters in Ireland and Wales


A €6.7 million EU-backed initiative to combat the effects of pollution on bathing waters in Wales and Ireland has been announced by Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and Welsh Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford AM.

The Acclimatize project will help to improve the quality of sea shores in both countries, helping to boost tourism and supporting marine activities, including shellfish harvesting.

Praxis Unico Impact Awards 2017 Open for Entries!

The Impact Awards for KEC Professionals 2017 celebrate the achievements of KEC professionals and our volunteer community in delivering and developing best practice across the sector.

This year there are 4 categories:

KEC PROJECT OF THE YEAR: Supported by Research Councils UK -- Nominate your team, or a team you think should be recognised for using an innovative approach to KEC on a particular project, which enabled (or will enable) the achievement of academic, economic, civic or societal impacts.

NCL Innovation leads equity investment round into ‘game-changing’ technology destined to save thousands of lives through real time detection of airborne asbestos.


NCL Innovation, the UK’s leading early stage technology investor, is leading a funding round for start-up Alert Technology, helping the innovative company to take its life saving technology from concept through to commercial success.

This investment push is being managed by NCL through the Kent County Council supported Discovery Park Technology Investment Fund (DPTIF), an early stage venture vehicle for promising R&D and technology firms.

Press Release – Immediate Release Launch of New Wellness Portal to Help Irish Businesses Support the Healthy Ireland Framework


Portal can identify health risks and reduce avoidable costs in the Irish workforce

In Ireland, life expectancy for the average adult is 79.3 years for men, and 83.5 years for women. 

While people are living longer, chronic health problems like heart disease, cancer, and lung disease are among the leading causes of death, according to the Department of Health report Health in Ireland, Key Trends 20161.

SETsquared member My Action Replay acquired by CricHQ


A third SETsquared member has announced its acquisition within 6 months. Following the successes of Screen Time Labs and Pelipod, My Action Replay attracted attention from a global cricket platform CricHQ.

O.C.E. Technology Introduces New Satellite Subsystems to Growing European Commercial Space Market

Company exhibiting at the 2017 Paris Space Week

O.C.E. Technology (www.ocetechnology.com) today announced that it is introducing its new range of satellite subsystems to the growing European commercial space market.

Planning application lodged for fourth building at Innovation Birmingham Campus


A planning application has been submitted for the development of a 21,527 sq ft fabrication and prototyping facility at Innovation Birmingham Campus.


Med tech innovators pitch for the chance to raise funding to save lives


16 entrepreneurs were given the platform to realise their ambitions by exhibiting and pitching for significant investment to develop their innovative ideas and push them out to a wider market.

The merging of the pioneering medical and tech industries has created a wealth of opportunities, which is something the inaugural Med Tech Investment Showcase explored yesterday (2 March) in London.