Ireland Life Sciences Trade Delegation

Ireland Life Sciences Trade Delegation

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Location: The Dogwood Room,
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
15 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709

8.45am -11.30am: Life Sciences Networking Event

An Irish delegation is embarking on an upcoming trade mission to strengthen economic and trade ties between North Carolina and Ireland. A key element to the Mission is a Life Science networking and partnering event to take place at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

The life Science event will showcase 14 of Ireland’s visiting high technology Life Science companies (Pharma and Medical Device click Enterprise Ireland Companies to view each company). The event will take place in an informal networking environment with table top displays by the guest companies. North Carolina Life Science companies are welcome to come and meet the visiting Irish companies to discuss their technologies, the life science sectors in North Carolina and Ireland, new developments in the sectors, collaboration and supplier opportunities.

The event will be opened by remarks from the Irish Government Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D. and Richard Stack, President, Synecor. This event will start at 8.45am and give the opportunity for meetings and informal networking between North Carolina based and the visiting Irish companies.

You are warmly invited to come along and meet examples of technologies from the burgeoning Irish Life Science sector and network with the visitors and local colleagues.


Please RSVP to:  For more information, please call:  Eoin Moore on 212 546 0470

IT Sligo Reception New York – 7th of July, 2011

IT Sligo hosts a reception in the Irish Consulate in New York on the evening of July 7th. This reception marks IT Sligo’s Microsoft Imagine Cup Winners and celebrates IT Sligo’s achievements. Guest speakers include Larry Farrell (Spirit of Enterprise) and others. If you’re interested in attending or nominating a guest / client please email

41 million Americans believe they are of Irish descent.

41 million Americans believe they are of Irish descent.




 Announcing the World’s first Irish Ancestry E-Learning Programme!

President Barack Obama will be in Ireland on May 23, and will visit the homeland of his ancestors at Moneygall, Co Offaly. Among the president’s Irish ancestors in the 18th century were politically active and ambitious Dubliners, including the city’s most successful wigmaker! His great-great-great grandfather Falmouth Kearney emigrated to New York from Moneygall in 1850.

Researching family history is a fascinating and rewarding experience, a puzzle everyone loves to solve.   What secrets lie in your family history?


Tweet for Ireland on #IRLday!

This is a guest post from Andrew S. Townley, Managing Director of PocketNative, an Enterprise Ireland client company which helps to create highly-personalised, exceptional travel experiences.

Irish travel and tourism start-up PocketNative has created an innovative social media event on Twitter to give the people and businesses of Ireland a chance to share what they feel is special about the country. The event, taking place on May 23rd, is called ‘#IRLday’ and will use the #IRLday hashtag to coordinate tweets from across Ireland into a unified, national voice. The goal of #IRLday is to put Ireland into Twitter’s global Trending Topics list during US President Barack Obama’s state visit and show the nation’s overwhelming vibrance, enthusiasm and resilience to the world.

While there is already support from Enterprise Ireland, IDA, Bord Bia, DCU, Good Food Ireland, Irish Foodies and many others, in order to create a global trend, #IRLday will need as many people tweeting as possible on the day. Ireland needs YOU to get involved!

Participating in #IRLday is also a good way for Irish entrepreneurs to raise the profile of their businesses and highlight the diversity and innovation across the Irish start-up landscape. To register your participation, simply tweet using both the #IRLday and #countmein or #countusin hashtags, and be ready to tweet for Ireland on the 23rd!

For more information about #IRLday, you can read the original blog post at and follow @PocketNative and the #IRLday hashtag on Twitter. During the event, DCU will also be curating selected tweets on the website.

American Rural Cellular Association Members Learn from Tango Telecom

American Rural Cellular Association Members Learn from Tango Telecom


Enterprise Ireland client Tango Telecom ( will be at the Rural Cellular Association (RCA) Convention in Las Vegas this week to showcase it’s solution for mid-tier carriers in the U.S.  Tango Telecom helps telcos of all sizes to charge in real-time for data roaming and also implement policy control management and minimize subscriber bill shock.    U.S. RCA members will now be looking closely at how they can monetize data roaming following a recent ruling by the FCC.  Tango Telecom has been working successfully with carriers all over the world in this area for many years.  At the RCA convention, Tango Telecom announced a deployment with a mid-tier APAC telecom, which will be an interesting initiative for the RCA members to watch.