Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including: digital crisis in Irish schools, Ireland’s biopharma leaders and Apple’s Project Titan.
On the day that’s in it, we take a look at 13 of the leading biopharmaceutical companies with operations in Ireland, in an industry worth a total of €12.6bn to the Irish economy.
A senior academic at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has warned that fundamental reform in Ireland’s education system is needed if the digital skills gap in Irish society is to be bridged. A Google-funded programme discovered one 500-student school with only one computer for every 20 students.
ResearchFest will showcase the diversity of Irish research in plain language – so get your entries in now, says Prof Christine Loscher.
Apple’s fabled product secrecy is a key ingredient in its success, but something big must be on the cards considering the company’s R&D budget has grown from $3bn to $10bn in four years. That big pivot could be Apple’s electric car ambition, codenamed Project Titan.
Software giant Microsoft has received planning permission from South Dublin County Council to build four huge data centres that could involve investment of €900m, create 140 permanent jobs and as many as 1,800 construction jobs.
An image of one of the International Space Station’s (ISS) windows with a chip in it shows just how risky space exploration really is.
Google’s parent company Alphabet is now valued at $498bn, overtaking Apple ($494bn) as the world’s most valuable company. However, will its lead last longer than a few days this time?
Following on the heels of a €20m deal with Eir last year, Pure Telecom has launched the first of its ‘Lightning’ 1Gbps broadband services.
Imagine swallowing a tablet knowing it contains a robot that, when it enters your stomach, unfolds like origami and crawls its way around to heal where the ailment is. This could be the future of healthcare.
Adding to the impetus for rapid broadband rollout in rural Ireland, new research indicates that cloud technology usage has doubled among regional businesses and more staff are working at home on a regular basis.
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