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Google Developer Group to launch in Portlaoise

GDG Portlaoise launching on 21 February. A Hub for Tech Enthusiasts to Connect, Learn, and Innovate Portlaoise is set to become the newest addition to the global Google Developer Groups (GDG) network with the launch of the GDG Portlaoise. The official launch event is being hosted by sponsors FRS Recruitment at The Cube – Low […]

Midlands hosts VEX Robotics Regional Finals

The Midlands hosted the regional finals of the 2024 VEX Robotics Competition in Colaiste Choilm, Tullamore on Tuesday 23rd January, with over 200 secondary school students from across the Midlands region taking part. The competition brings Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning to life with students taking part in a game-based engineering challenge to […]

TUS allocated €12m for Research and Innovation

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD has announced €84 million to enhance research and innovation opportunities for the Technological University sector. The programme will establish, equip, and staff regional research and innovation offices within TUs to enable deepened engagement with local and regional business, industry, and enterprise stakeholders. […]

Midlands strongest for IDA Ireland job growth in 2023

Annual results from IDA Ireland show that the Midlands region was the strongest for job growth in 2023, with a 5.8% increase in employment at IDA client companies in the region, reflecting a stable and resilient FDI sector. Nationally, the Modern Manufacturing and Traditional Manufacturing sectors showed the highest levels of job growth in the […]

Midlands schools to benefit from almost €500,000 in STEM funding

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has announced a trebling of the budget for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) grants to €4.7m. The announcement, which comes as a result of phenomenal demand, marks a significant stride towards advancing STEM education in schools nationwide. Midlands schools will benefit from almost a half a million in […]

TUS Graduates the most employable in the country

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) has the highest number of honours degree graduates in the country in employment nine months after graduation. According to the most recent HEA (Higher Education Authority) Graduate Outcomes Survey, 86.9% of 2022 TUS honours degree graduates are in employment, the highest percentage in the country. TUS undergraduates outperforming the national average […]

Full S.T.E.A.M ahead in Laois and Offaly

A new initiative from LOETB in partnership with Laois and Offaly County Councils will see nine post-primary schools benefit from €10,000 worth of S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Maths) equipment and support. This is part of a new programme to support the development of digital skills among students in LOETB schools over the next […]

TUS ResilMesh Cyber Security project receives €7M EU investment

ResilMesh, a new collaborative EU project coordinated by the Technological University of the Shannon’s (TUS) Software Research Institute at the TUS Athlone Campus, has received a €7 million investment from the European Union under the Horizon Europe programme. Over the next 36 months, the project will focus on developing cyber situational awareness based on a […]

‘Ideas Made Real’ Schools STEM Programme launched by IMR in Mullingar

The Midlands is Pioneering the Future of Innovation with the official launch of the new “Ideas Made Real” programme, an initiative of Irish Manufacturing Research in Mullingar. The dynamic platform is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of visionaries, creators, and leaders by working with schools, students and enterprise to highlight the possibilities of a […]

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