Published December 2nd, 2010 by Paul Browne at Best Connected

Thanks to Ray and a lot of other people behind the scenes, The Guardian Tech Weekly had a good visit to Ireland, with a lot of follow up coverage of EI Client companies in what is probably the most influential tech section in the UK.

The full Podcast is here, a quick overview of what’s in the Podcast and an ongoing summary of the UK view of what is happening in Ireland’s technology Sector and all live on the Guardian site.

This morning Graduates 4 International Growth (G4IG) was launched by Minister Batt O’Keeffe.

The aim of the Graduates 4 International Growth initiative is to assist clients in acquiring future business development capability for their companies. 50 Graduates with potential to be the next generation of business development executives will be matched with 50 ambitious internationally trading companies and provided with a structured means of applying new skills in business development.

Graduates 4 International Growth (G4IG) is 18 months in duration, with participants based 6 months in their company in Ireland and a minimum of 12 months in an overseas market working on a specific company project. During the 18 months participants will also undertake a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Growth with UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School developing practical international business skills.

Further information and company application forms are now available on the Enterprise Ireland website and also available for download here.

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Shannon becomes the first airport in the world to introduce US preclearance

Last March, Shannon became the first airport in the world to introduce US preclearance for business aviation. This allows corporate jets to fly directly to over 220 US airports after preclearing CBP at Shannon.

See for more information. We are in the process of developing this web site so will be making further changes.

Please let me know if you would like further information on our preclearance facility.

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Company’s data link software plays a key enabling role in improving air travel safety and efficiency

DUBLIN, Ireland and BETHESDA, MD., Jul. 13, 2010—Ireland-based Airtel ATN, a leading supplier of aeronautical telecommunications network (ATN) software to the global aerospace industry, today announced it will provide key data link software, avionics test equipment and development services to several U.S.-based companies and research organizations involved in the design and implementation of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen Air Transportation System (ATS) program. Airtel ATN expects the contracts to result in revenue of approximately US$1 million in 2010. The company is already involved in providing similar products and services to the European Union’s EUROCONTROL Link 2000+ program.

The news was announced today during an economic mission to the U.S. led by Ireland’s Prime Minister, Brian Cowen. Commenting on the deal, Prime Minister Cowen noted, “Airtel ATN’s technology exemplifies the kind of sophisticated software that is being pioneered in Ireland and enabling the world’s most advanced industry segments. I commend the company for its innovative products and increasing success in the U.S. market.” (more…)

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