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Enterprise Ireland launches €150,000 Agile Innovation Fund

The funding this new accelerator provides could help Irish firms respond more quickly to market opportunities and challenges like Brexit. The post Enterprise Ireland launches €150,000 Agile Innovation Fund appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Investors divide in peer-to-peer lending

With increasing difficulty in securing finance through traditional measures, SMEs have turned to new alternatives. By Prof Theo Lynn and Dr Pierangelo Rosati calculate the possibilities and the implications. The post Investors divide in peer-to-peer lending appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Vodafone Ireland launches #CodeLikeaGirl student initiative

Vodafone Ireland has announced that it will launch a new student programme named #CodeLikeaGirl, which aims to teach teenage girls to code. The post Vodafone Ireland launches #CodeLikeaGirl student initiative appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Everything is illuminated: Light pollution increases dramatically

The difference between day and night is becoming less and less obvious as artificial light spreads across the planet. The post Everything is illuminated: Light pollution increases dramatically appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Mysterious rumbling deep in the Earth finally has an explanation

New research on oxygen and iron chemistry deep inside the Earth may have solved a longstanding seismic mystery. The post Mysterious rumbling deep in the Earth finally has an explanation appeared first on Silicon Republic.

What happens when supply chain meets blockchain?

Deloitte offers some insight into the benefits organisations can reap by merging blockchain technology with their supply networks. The post What happens when supply chain meets blockchain? appeared first on Silicon Republic.

YouTube strengthens rules around kids' videos amid growing concerns

The troubling trends within certain YouTube videos aimed at kids see the company take a harder line. The post YouTube strengthens rules around kids' videos amid growing concerns appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Would you bring your parents to work? LinkedIn employees did

Would you bring your parents to your office to show them around if you had the chance? The post Would you bring your parents to work? LinkedIn employees did appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Irish security firm Netwatch announces 10 new tech hires

Netwatch has announced 10 new positions in its research and development department, Netwatch Visual Labs. The post Irish security firm Netwatch announces 10 new tech hires appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Tiny robots in our blood could soon be used to sniff out and treat cancer

In an effort to get to the hardest-to-reach places of the human body, a fleet of blood-cell-sized robots has been formed. The post Tiny robots in our blood could soon be used to sniff out and treat cancer appeared first on Silicon Republic.

UL has high-flying ambition to tap into Ireland's aerospace sector

Under the directorship of Prof Luuk van der Wielen, UL's Bernal Institute is exploring the use of Ireland's vast agro-forestry residues in bioaviation fuel. The post UL has high-flying ambition to tap into Ireland's aerospace sector appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Weird world of lightning strikes reveals nuclear fusion bursts in the sky

A new study into what occurs during a lightning strike has given fascinating insight into some powerful forms of energy. The post Weird world of lightning strikes reveals nuclear fusion bursts in the sky appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Are financial institutions ready for blockchain and GDPR?

A recent report issued by the Blockchain Association of Ireland has found there are many more questions than answers when it comes to GDPR. The post Are financial institutions ready for blockchain and GDPR? appeared first on Silicon Republic.

WEEE Ireland and Wisetek join forces on recycling Irish data technology

This new partnership will prioritise the secure recycling of waste electronic equipment and secure data sanitisation. The post WEEE Ireland and Wisetek join forces on recycling Irish data technology appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Why should you consider a job with a fintech start-up?

There are plenty of big multinational firms looking for talent. However, there are also plenty of reasons to opt for a start-up instead. The post Why should you consider a job with a fintech start-up? appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Collagen implant could help brain repair Parkinson's disease

A team from NUI Galway has made a substantial breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson's disease using a new collagen brain matrix. The post Collagen implant could help brain repair Parkinson's disease appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Middle Eastern promise: NDRC to help run accelerator in Oman

NDRC to kick-start a start-up revolution in Middle East and North Africa region. The post Middle Eastern promise: NDRC to help run accelerator in Oman appeared first on Silicon Republic.

15 super Singapore start-ups to watch in 2018

Singapore is the gateway to Asia's bustling technology and financial scene, and home to a diverse and ambitious entrepreneurial community. The post 15 super Singapore start-ups to watch in 2018 appeared first on Silicon Republic.

15 super Singapore start-ups to watch in 2018

Singapore is the gateway to Asia's bustling technology and financial scene and home to a diverse and ambitious entrepreneurial community. The post 15 super Singapore start-ups to watch in 2018 appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Michelle Goodwin: 'Bank of Ireland is sparking the global trade journey'

Bank of Ireland's partnership with WebPort Global is sparking an export revolution in the regions, Michelle Goodwin tells John Kennedy. The post Michelle Goodwin: 'Bank of Ireland is sparking the global trade journey' appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Everything you wanted to know about Cohort, the newest networking tool

Cohort has entered the networking fray with a new app to help you find the most powerful connections in your contact list. The post Everything you wanted to know about Cohort, the newest networking tool appeared first on Silicon Republic.

UK budget gives green light to let autonomous cars on roads by 2021

The UK government is promising to speed up the rate of autonomous car testing on British roads, while offering incentives for electric vehicles. The post UK budget gives green light to let autonomous cars on roads by 2021 appeared first on Silicon Republic.

The best Black Friday advice and 5 deals worth a look

If you're setting out to navigate the minefield of Black Friday deals and dupes, go armed with solid advice and directions to some good deals. The post The best Black Friday advice and 5 deals worth a look appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Michelle Goodwin: 'Bank of Ireland is sparking the global trade journey'

Bank of Ireland's partnership with WebPort Global is sparking an export revolution in the regions Michelle Goodwin tells John Kennedy. The post Michelle Goodwin: 'Bank of Ireland is sparking the global trade journey' appeared first on Silicon Republic.

UK budget includes £500m investment in tech infrastructure

British Chancellor Philip Hammond is keen to boost the UK tech sector. The post UK budget includes £500m investment in tech infrastructure appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Everything you wanted to know about Cohort, the newest networking tool

Cohort has entered the networking tool fray with a new app which hopes to help you find the most powerful connections in your contact list. The post Everything you wanted to know about Cohort, the newest networking tool appeared first on Silicon Republic.

UK budget gives green light to let autonomous cars on roads by 2021

The UK government is promising to speed up the rate of autonomous car testing on British roads, while offering incentive for electric vehicles. The post UK budget gives green light to let autonomous cars on roads by 2021 appeared first on Silicon Republic.

5 of the hottest careers in fintech

Want to know about the future of fintech careers? Hays' Carl Piesse is here to take you through the hottest and most promising careers in financial services. The post 5 of the hottest careers in fintech appeared first on Silicon Republic.

'Why do banks get to make the decisions that affect the entire world?'

Entrepreneur Darshan Gadkari is on a mission to bring greater transparency to the charity sector using blockchain. The post 'Why do banks get to make the decisions that affect the entire world?' appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Facebook admits anti-discrimination advertising policy isn't working

Despite a federal ban on housing discrimination in the US, Facebook allowed advertisements that excluded minorities, according to a new investigation. The post Facebook admits anti-discrimination advertising policy isn't working appeared first on Silicon Republic.

How will AI and deep learning technologies impact the audit?

We are at an inflection point in the debate about what AI means for industries and professions. With the critical mass of data now enough to feed the AI engine, its early applications are yielding some very interesting results. Felice Persico and Jeanne Boillet investigate. The post How will AI and ...

What are the benefits and drawbacks to blockchain?

Amor Sexton is a senior innovation manager at Citi. At Inspirefest 2017, she explained the implications and possibilities offered by blockchain technology. The post What are the benefits and drawbacks to blockchain? appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Threat of antibiotic-resistant infections cannot be underestimated

On the back of some major new funding, TCD's Dr Rachel McLoughlin is hoping to stamp out MRSA for good, but almost left research at one point. The post Threat of antibiotic-resistant infections cannot be underestimated appeared first on Silicon Republic.

AMI is tackling the knowledge gap in the IT retirement sector

AMI's Philip McMichael discusses GDPR and the challenges facing the IT industry today. The post AMI is tackling the knowledge gap in the IT retirement sector appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Zendesk encourages employees to pursue their passions

With so many companies for top talent to choose from, company culture is becoming as important as the job itself. The post Zendesk encourages employees to pursue their passions appeared first on Silicon Republic.

US telecoms regulator vows to dismantle net neutrality

Ajit Pai presses ahead with FCC plans to dismantle Obama-era rules to protect an open internet. The post US telecoms regulator vows to dismantle net neutrality appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Meg Whitman to step down as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise next year

Outgoing CEO Meg Whitman oversaw the split of HP into different companies and revival of shareholder value. The post Meg Whitman to step down as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise next year appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Uber paid hackers to hide 57m-user breach

Uber has fired its CSO as details of a major data breach and corporate cover-up emerge. The post Uber paid hackers to hide 57m-user breach appeared first on Silicon Republic.

AI will boost Ireland's GDP by €48bn by 2030

AI could be one of the biggest commercial opportunities for Ireland. The post AI will boost Ireland's GDP by €48bn by 2030 appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Long day at work? How to make sure you get a good night's sleep

Whether you have just had a long day or you're heading into one, a good night's sleep is paramount. The post Long day at work? How to make sure you get a good night's sleep appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Long day at work? How to make sure you get a good night's sleep

Whether you have just had a long day or your heading into one, a good night's sleep is paramount. The post Long day at work? How to make sure you get a good night's sleep appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Harnessing the crowd: The pleasure and the pain of crowdfunding

Crowdfunding still has some growing up to do, but it has major potential as a disrupter to the investment scene. Prof Theo Lynn and Dr Pierangelo Rosati examine the situation. The post Harnessing the crowd: The pleasure and the pain of crowdfunding appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Why have DDoS attack attempts doubled in the last six months?

As cybercrime continues to shift and adapt, DDoS attacks on businesses are becoming more frequent. The post Why have DDoS attack attempts doubled in the last six months? appeared first on Silicon Republic.

How Matt Flannery brought fintech to sub-Saharan Africa

At Inspirefest 2017, Matt Flannery detailed the process of founding two different fintech organisations servicing sub-Saharan Africa. The post How Matt Flannery brought fintech to sub-Saharan Africa appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Payslip.com's Fidelma McGuirk on taking the pain out of payroll

Payroll can be a major hassle for companies, but one innovative start-up wants to change things. The post Payslip.com's Fidelma McGuirk on taking the pain out of payroll appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Physicists reveal new $100 'ghostly particle' detector

To help students better understand leftover muon particles from space, a team of physicists has built a $100 detector. The post Physicists reveal new $100 'ghostly particle' detector appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Mastercard links up with Dublin City Council to aid smart city plans

Mastercard and Dublin City Council have some exciting plans to make the city smarter. The post Mastercard links up with Dublin City Council to aid smart city plans appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Is micromanagement in the workplace being normalised?

A Japanese marketing firm recently offered non-smokers extra time off. Is this a smart move, or micromanagement at its worst? The post Is micromanagement in the workplace being normalised? appeared first on Silicon Republic.

State Bank of India to launch blockchain-powered smart contracts

A community of 27 banks is exploring blockchain solutions in India. The post State Bank of India to launch blockchain-powered smart contracts appeared first on Silicon Republic.

Our solar system was visited by an object from another solar system

An interstellar asteroid that drifted past our sun recently has been confirmed to have originated from another solar system. The post Our solar system was visited by an object from another solar system appeared first on Silicon Republic.