Millions awarded in Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund to NUI Galway teams partnering with local companies

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

NUI Galway researchers and company partners have been awarded over €10.3 million in Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF). The Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund was established under Project Ireland 2040 and is run by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation with administrative support from Enterprise Ireland.

Two of the funded projects will see teams at NUI Galway partnering with AuriGen Medical, an NUI Galway spin-out company specialising in electrophysiology and structural heart, dedicated to transforming the management of persistent atrial fibrillation. A third DTIF supported project will see the collaboration between teams at the NUI Galway Centre for Cell Manufacturing (CCMI) and ONK Therapeutics Ltd, also Galway based. ONK Therapeutics is also an NUI Galway spin out who are a clinically focused company who have developed a disease-specific cell product approach to tough to treat cancers.

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5 Tips for online job interviews

Tue, Jul 07, 2020

Once the preserve of trendy start-ups and employers who had no option but to sift through potential employees via the medium because of the vast distances involved between themselves and said candidate, online job interviews have seen a major explosion in popularity due to the restrictions imposed on the world by the prevalence of Covid-19 and the rise of video services such as Zoom, FaceTime, and WhatsApp video.

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Galway Chamber wins ‘Most Successful Policy Campaign’ at Chamber Awards 2020

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Galway Chamber has won the Most Successful Policy Campaign title at the Chambers Ireland annual Chamber Awards, for its Get Galway Moving campaign.

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Livingbridge invests in Galway’s TitanHQ

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Livingbridge, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors has announced its investment in Galway-based TitanHQ, a fast-growing, global, cloud security vendor.

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GHR Consulting — addressing HR issues in cost effective and professional manner

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

GHR Consulting is a Human Resources and Recruitment consultancy based in Galway, set up by Ruairi Guckian in October, 2019. A native of Salthill, Ruairi is a highly experienced HR professional. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from NUIG, a Master’s Degree in Corporate Strategy and People Management and Development from NUIG, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from the London Metropolitan University.

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Galway Chamber calls for continuation of Wage Subsidy Scheme

Thu, Jun 11, 2020

Continuation of the Wage Subsidy Scheme into 2021, waivers on commercial rates, and a reduction on VAT are essential measures to ensure Galway businesses emerge from the recession, and not go under during it.

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Galway businesses can cut energy costs with online SEAI Energy Academy teaching efficient energy management

Thu, May 21, 2020

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has launched a free online training resource to help businesses reduce their energy costs. The SEAI Energy Academy can help to lower energy bills by as much as 10%, potentially even more, by educating businesses and employees on changing energy use behaviours and effective energy management.

With the increasing societal focus on climate change, and the launch of the Government’s 2019 Climate Action Plan, many businesses are seeking to play their part in reducing their climate impact. The SEAI Energy Academy is an ideal starting point and allows employees to upskill on energy efficiency and avail of tailored online training that can lead to important business cost savings.

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Research shows that most home possessions in Ireland are pursued by household name banks not vulture funds

Thu, May 21, 2020

A major research report confirms, for the first time, that almost half of the mortgage possession cases listed before the courts are being pursued by “household name” banks, which are directly supervised by the European Central Bank.

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Retailers record 400 per cent increase in online sales

Thu, May 07, 2020

The introduction of COVID-19 restrictions has led to a significant increase in online sales for Irish retailers, according to a leading ecommerce firm.

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Women's Empower Programme to be rolled out from June

Thu, Apr 30, 2020

EMPOWER, the women’s entrepreneurship programme due to be delivered in the iHubs on GMIT, IT Sligo, and Letterkenny IT campuses in May, will now be delivered fully online from June.

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Network Galway working to support member in uncertain times

Thu, Apr 16, 2020

At a time when we are in such state of flux commercially, local Galway Branch of Network Ireland has come together to support its 140 members through this uncertain period.

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‘Umbrella Eile’ — new Galway based social enterprise

Thu, Apr 16, 2020

‘Umbrella Eile’ is a new Galway based social enterprise which has its focus firmly on building and strengthening business within the community. Unlike traditional business models which are driven by the need to maximise profit, this initiative aims to fill a gap, by helping individual businesses and sole traders realise their maximum potential.

Earlier this year five Galway entrepreneurs came together to form a community for small business owners through providing peer to peer support, protection and providing platforms for trade. ‘Umbrella Eile’ is the brainchild of Lauren Dolan, a Galway based social entrepreneur, who has a background in Community Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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Chambers Ireland calls on Government to show leadership on prompt payment

Thu, Apr 16, 2020

Following the publication of the second Chamber Network survey, Chambers Ireland and our nationwide Network of Chambers has called on Government to join Chambers in calling for engagement with the prompt payment legislation and to send a message to business, both public and private, that if you can pay, you should do so on time.

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Galway woman appointed as funding manager at SFI Research Centre for Software

Thu, Apr 09, 2020

Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, has appointed Renmore’s Dr Martina Prendergast as International Funding Manager. The strategic appointment is key to achieving the centre’s goals of securing international investment in its leading-edge research.

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Travel reduction could be just the job

Thu, Apr 09, 2020

Last week, in this new world we inhabit, albeit temporarily for now, I did a day’s work for a company. If that day’s work had taken place a month or two ago, it would have unfolded very differently. I have every reason to believe it acts as a precursor of things to come, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Galway industries which need workers

Wed, Apr 08, 2020

We have nearly completed our fourth week in lockdown, and nearly 500,000 people in Ireland have been counting the economic cost of the global pandemic, as hospitality, retail, and many other sectors have halted in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Those who have been left with no job have been seeking the Pandemic Unemployment Payment of €350 a week to try to tide them over while all non-essential businesses remain closed.

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Home work can be productive all round

Thu, Apr 02, 2020

One Christmas many moons ago (circa 12 year worth of moons) a friend gave me The Four Hour Work Week, by Tim Ferriss, and it set my head spinning, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

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Time to keep your distance and hold your nerve

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

BY LIAM HORAN, sli nua careers

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