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: Eoin.Moore@Enterprise-Ireland.com. For more information, please call: Eoin Moore on 212 546 0470
34 Irish companies on Enterprise Ireland Trade mission to Brazil
The Minister for Trade and Commerce, Billy Kelleher TD, joined Donegal company Mantis Cranes on a site visit to Brazilian company Construtora e Incorporadora Rossi, where the first Mantis Cranes self-erector crane is currently on trial. The visit was made during this week’s Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Brazil.
Mantis Cranes, based in Killygordon, Co Donegal, design and manufacture a range of customised self-erector cranes for use across a wide range of construction projects. The opportunity for the company to sell into Rossi is hugely significant for the company, in terms of profiling the Mantis brand and opening up further export opportunities not just in Brazil, but in the wider Latin America market. Rossi is a billion dollar corporation and one of the top constructors of the Brazil Government’s current housing development programme. (more…)
Education Ireland had a busy schedule last week in the USA! The Education Mission in which fourteen top Irish universities and colleges participated was led by Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister, Tánaiste Mary Coughlan.
Participants from all seven universities in the Republic of Ireland as well as a number of other prominent colleges took part in the Mission and had the opportunity to showcase their institutions at a series of public events.
(Pictured left: An Tánaiste, Mary Coughlan and Ms Brigid McManus (Sec. Gen. DES) with members of the Irish university delegation (above) and Griffith College Dublin & National College of Ireland (below) at the Education Ireland stand at NACAC)
Events kicked off on Monday 27th in Boston at 8am with an Education Ireland Breakfast for high school counsellors at the Newton Marriott Hotel where guests were addressed by the Secretary General of the Department of Education and Skills, Ms Brigid McManus as well as Trinity College Alum Mr Mark O’Neill, CTO of Vordel, who spoke glowingly of his period studying in Ireland and how his career benefitted from the choices he made at that time.
Following several meetings, interviews and a successful visit to Boston College, the group gathered for the Study in Ireland Fair which was attended by over 150 high school students, their parents and counsellors. (more…)
David Smith, SVP Telecoms/Wireless, talks with TMCNet.com about the Enterprise Ireland Annual Report released earlier this year. David also discusses several of the new and exciting companies within the Telcoms/Wireless sector.
July 13th 2010
Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board – today welcomed Mr. Brian Cowen, Ireland’s Prime Minister on the occasion of his visit to New York and a meet with Ireland’s development agencies and the Irish business community.
Ireland’s Prime Minister emphasized the importance of trade between Ireland and the US. He said “Given the significance of the agri-food and drink sector to the Irish economy, both in terms of exports and employment, this is a valuable opportunity to impress upon US business leaders the priority that the Irish Government and bodies such as Bord Bia and Enterprise Ireland place on the development of the Irish food sector while, at the same time, highlighting the benefits of collaborating with Irish food companies, including access to leading edge food science and technology research in Ireland.”
Mr. Brian Cowen continued, “The Irish Food Board’s presence in the North American market is vital for Irish food and drink companies when forging relationships with the US food and drink trade. (more…)
Underscoring the success of Irish companies at leveraging knowledge-based business models to serve U.S. businesses, Allergy Standards Limited has been contracted by leading purification technology provider, Rabbit Air, to test its high-quality air cleaners for compliance with the asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program.
The announcement was made during an economic mission to the United States led by Ireland’s Prime Minister, Brian Cowen, TD (photo top-left). Commenting on the announcement, Prime Minister Cowen noted, “Ireland’s excellence in medical science and engineering research presents many opportunities to North American businesses. I am pleased to see that successful technology companies like Rabbit Air recognize this opportunity and elect to work with innovation leaders like ASL. Both companies deservedly receive our congratulations and support for their continued success.” (more…)
THREE U.S. WIRELESS SERVICE PROVIDERS TAP ACCURIS NETWORKS’ AccuPROFILE PLATFORM
Platform maximizes wireless user experience while reducing service provider costs
DUBLIN, Ireland and NEW YORK, NY, Jul. 13, 2010—Ireland-based Accuris Networks, an innovator in roaming interworking and device management technology, today announced that three leading U.S. wireless service providers—two regional and one national—will tap the company’s AccuPROFILE product, an over-the-air (OTA) service provisioning and device management platform. The three contracts have a combined value of US$2.7 million.
The news was announced today during an economic mission to the U.S. led by Ireland’s Prime Minister, Brian Cowen. Commenting on the deals, Prime Minister Cowen noted, “With Ireland producing some of the world’s most advanced wireless technology innovations, it’s gratifying to see Accuris Networks close three major U.S. deals and broaden its presence in the U.S. market. The customer wins are a tribute to the company’s inventive solutions. I wish them well as they continue to enable the service offerings of leading U.S. wireless providers.” (more…)
IRELAND’S AIRTEL ATN PROVIDES SOFTWARE TO U.S. SYSTEMS INTEGRATORS TO ENABLE THEIR SOLUTIONS FOR FAA NEXTGEN AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
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…)
BORD NA MONA ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS U.S. INC. ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP DEAL WITH ALL TECH ENVIRONMENTAL FOR THE SUPPLY OF WASTEWATER TECHNOLOGIES FOR TERTIARY AND WATER REUSE APPLICATIONS
KILDARE, Ireland and NEW YORK, NY, Jul. 13, 2010—Bord na Mona Environmental Products U.S. Inc, a premier provider of water reuse, wastewater and odor-control treatment technologies, and the U.S. subsidiary of Ireland-based Bord na Mona, a US$500 million energy, resource recovery & environmental technology provider, today announced a partnership agreement with All Tech Environmental (All Tech). The agreement, which was arranged by Wastewater Technologies, Inc. (WTI), provides for the supply of proprietary technologies that will be used to treat wastewater in commercial and residential development markets that require nitrogen and phosphorous removal to high-performance permit levels, water reuse, and high-strength waste applications. Within a short time frame, WTI and All Tech, together with Bord na Mona have established a pipeline of projects valued in excess of US$3 million.
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, “Bord na Mona is to be commended for pioneering the kind of leading-edge technologies and products that offer practical, highly efficient and greener solutions for the treatment of waste water and air pollution. I wish the company well as they begin their new partnership with All Tech Environmental and WTI.” (more…)