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Scientist at work
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Six Irish SMEs have been selected for funding under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot in the latest funding round. Four Irish SMEs were selected for EIC Accelerator funding while one was selected for Fast Track to Innovation funding. A sixth Irish SME is a partner in a Spanish-led project. Each of these projects will receive between €0.5 and €3 million. With this funding and extra business acceleration support, they will be able to finance their close-to-market innovation activities and get on the market faster.

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Award ceremony for the EU Young Scientist Contest 2019
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Irish student Adam Kelly was awarded a first prize at the 2019 European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Sofia, Bulgaria today. The BT Irish Young Scientist of the Year for 2019, a native of Skerries in County Dublin, won the award for his project "Optimising the simulation of general quantum circuits." He will receive a cash prize of €7,000.

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View of the EU stand at the 2018 National Ploughing Championships
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What is the EU doing for Agriculture and Rural Communities? Visit our stand at the Ploughing and find out!

Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, has made proposals for a far-reaching modernisation and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the period 2021-2027. The proposal calls for an upgraded, strong and well-funded CAP to support the wellbeing of the farming and food sectors, while aiming to deliver real results for all Europeans, in a broad range of areas including the environment, climate change and rural job creation. Come and find out what these proposals would mean for you at the European Union Stand. Experts on the CAP have travelled from Brussels to answer your questions.

Date: 
17/09/2019 to 19/09/2019

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European Day of Languages logo

The European Commission and Languages Connect invite you to ‘Try a new language’ during Culture Night – Friday, 20 September. 

As part of our annual celebration of the European Day of Languages (26 September), we will provide 20-minute taster classes in the following languages: French, German, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.

Date: 
20/09/2019