Entries by Adam Goodall

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Taoiseach meets NW Development Fund

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin has visited Derry to discover the positive impact the North West Regional Development Group is having on regional growth. Attendees at the Guildhall meeting were updated about ongoing work between Derry City and Strabane District Council, Donegal County Council, regional strategic partners and central government to deliver economic growth, investment and […]

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GEMX launches to promote engineering excellence

The North West Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Collaborative Growth Network has recently rebranded as GEMX – Generating Engineering & Manufacturing Excellence. The network, supported by Invest Northern Ireland through its Collaborative Growth Programme, aims to raise awareness of manufacturing and engineering within the North West, develop a pipeline of talent, and encourage collaboration between industry […]

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Businesses Surge ahead with £1m digital programme

North West firms can now boost their digital capabilities by signing up for a £1million support initiative. The Digital Surge programme introduces small and medium-sized local businesses to a range of digital tools through workshops, mentoring, masterclasses and network cluster events. Derry City and Strabane District Council’s head of business, Kevin O’Connor, said the NI-wide […]

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FinTrU lands top industry award

Global financial services firm FinTrU has been honoured for its outstanding growth in overseas sales. The company, which has two Derry offices, won the Queen’s Award for International Trade in recognition of its global expansion. In recent years, the Belfast-headquartered business has also created branches in New York, London, Dublin and Maastricht. Founded in 2013, […]

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UU launches £50m data innovation hub

Thousands of manufacturers are set to benefit from a new £50m data innovation hub led by Ulster University. The Smart Manufacturing Data Hub will support small and medium-sized manufacturers to capture and better utilise data, helping them increase productivity, growth and sustainability. The hub is available to manufacturers in Northern Ireland before going live for […]

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Europe’s top innovators gather in Gweedore

Some of Europe’s leading young tech stars have gathered in the North West for the Innovators Under 35 Europe Festival. This year’s event, held in Gweedore, County Donegal, celebrated a new generation of changemakers tackling society’s most pressing challenges as it emerges from the pandemic. Since its creation, MIT Technology Review has been publishing an […]

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Lift-off for new Edinburgh flight

Passengers can now fly direct from City of Derry Airport to Edinburgh, on a new service launched by Loganair. The 55-minute direct flight will run three days a week (Tuesday, Friday and Sunday), with additional Thursday and Saturday flights during the peak summer months. Among the guests on the inaugural flight in May was Aidan […]