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Assystem Technologies becomes Expleo and announces creation of 150 jobs and €8m investmentFebruary 12, 2019

Assystem Technologies and its affiliates have relaunched under a new brand - 18 months after taking over the operations of Assystem SA’s Global Product Solutions division, and following a series of acquisitions in 2018 including SQS - an industry-leading quality partner for digital business with a 500 people-strong presence in Ireland, the organisation becomes Expleo
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The Robot Exchange chooses Lisburn for new R&D hubFebruary 12, 2019

Specialists in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions (facilitating the automation of repetitive tasks), the firm has announced that it is investing in a research and development project that will deliver innovation in the areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence
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€4.5m investment lined up for 38 research projects to support commercialisation of government-funded researchFebruary 12, 2019

A total of 47 research positions will be supported through the awards, in areas such as cancer research, preterm infant care, medical devices, agriculture, energy and food technologies, for a duration of 12 months. The funding is provided through Science Foundation Ireland’s Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) programme, which has been running since 2009
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CÚRAM welcomes €5m in disruptive technologies innovation fundingFebruary 12, 2019

CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland centre for research in medical devices based at NUI Galway will be involved in three key industry projects worth almost €5m, and which will be driving disruptive innovation in the key areas of medtech and connected health
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Girls urged to ‘think STEM’ as they make CAO choiceJanuary 31, 2019

2018 figures showed a mere 20% of students beginning university physics courses were female, while 20% entering first-year ICT courses were female, and in the institutes of technology just 10% of entrants to software and app development courses were women