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Company to create 20 new roles over next two years including a number of specialised material science and extrusion positions 

July 4th 2016

DiaNia Technologies, an innovative materials technology company based in Galway, has secured €2 million in seed-funding to utilise materials science to facilitate the development of disruptive catheter based medical devices.

The investment was led by four key investors - Helen Ryan, Liam Farrissey, Ian Quinn and Gearóid Faherty - and also included the HBAN’s Medtech Business Angel Syndicate and Enterprise Ireland.

EU Research and Innovation Commission Carlos Moedas Pocket Anatomy, TNW 2014 European Best Tech StartUp, is a mobile medical software solution that saves hospitals time, money and resources by providing a visual aid for doctors to explain medical procedures and conditions to patients. With significant success to date in consumer sales to medical students worldwide (B2C), the company is now expanding its focus to the US hospital market (B2B). The software allows the audio recording of the doctor patient conversation, as well as the visual animated anatomy, and any sketches he or she may draw, which can then be accessed by the patient at a later date. The company has begun running four hospital trials and has made a [...] Read full article in Galway Independent.

On 23 January, Bournemouth University will host an international conference that aims to improve how students use technology and interact online. Called the Digital Citizenship Summit UK (DigCitSummitUK), it is a unique conference geared towards safe, savvy, and ethical use of social media and tech.

“Digital Citizenship” is an umbrella term used to describe the expectations of being a digital citizen in regards to ethics, etiquette, rights, and responsibilities. Common topics that are discussed include cyberbullying, empathy online, trolls, security, savvy use of social media, and online reputation. Digital Citizenship Summit UK will feature a diverse range of prominent educational, parenting, and industry leaders, including four American speakers from the inaugural Digital Citizenship Summit held in the United States last October.

Dear All,

You are invited to attend an information session by the NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) by Business Support, Mary White.

Topics Covered in the ICT, Healthcare and Medical, Energy and Materials.

  1. Awareness of Standards
  2. Use of Standards
  3. Develop standards suitable for your commercial activity
  4. What’s new and you need to know in this area
  5. Q&A

NUI Galway client company, Channel Mechanics, developer of the first cloud-based channel enablement SaaS (software as a service solution ), channelIT, just announced a $2.3 million round of angel funding. The funds will be used to expand channelIT to U.S. customers and increase Channel Mechanics’ presence there as well. Angel funding has come from principal investors Enterprise Ireland, Konstantin Sidorov from RRC Business Telecommunications Ltd., and Karl Flannery from Knowledge Transfer Ireland and long-time ICT industry executive.

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