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President von der Leyen presenting the EU Green Deal
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The European Commission today presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.

President Ursula von der Leyen said: The European Green Deal is our new growth strategy – for a growth that gives back more than it takes away. It shows how to transform our way of living and working, of producing and consuming so that we live healthier and make our businesses innovative. We can all be involved in the transition and we can all benefit from the opportunities. We will help our economy to be a global leader by moving first and moving fast. We are determined to succeed for the sake of this planet and life on it – for Europe's natural heritage, for biodiversity, for our forests and our seas. By showing the rest of the world how to be sustainable and competitive, we can convince other countries to move with us.'

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EU Commissioner with responsibility for Research Mariya Gabriel
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Three promising Irish SMEs have been selected for funding under the latest round of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator announced today. They are:

  • Capri Medical Ltd (Galway) for a new project to treat patients with chronic post operative pain. The Capri Stim implant will allow patients to be discharged from the healthcare system earlier. The project was developed in NUI Galway.
  • Vivasure Medical Ltd (Galway) for a new project to develop the world’s first absorbable percutaneous closure device for large venotomies. Venotomies are holes made in veins to provide access for surgical procedures.
  • Geowox Ltd (Dublin) for a new platform supercharging residential property valuations. The platform will provide data-driven residential property valuations in real-time for mortgage providers and mortgage investors.
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The EU stand at the 2019 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition
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The European Commission Representation and the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland will host a stand at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2020, which takes place from 9 to 11 January at the RDS, Dublin 4.

Date: 
09/01/2020 to 11/01/2020