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Laser Prototypes commits to Derry manufacturing research

BELFAST-based 3D printing service bureau Laser Prototypes Europe (LPE) is the latest to throw its weight behind a cluster of companies and academic institutions delivering world-leading research projects as part of an advanced manufacturing programme in Derry.

Pilot project creates 89 jobs in fast growing creative sector

AN unique pilot employment scheme created by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland has supported 89 new entry level jobs in the creative industries, a sector which in the UK is growing at three times the rate of the wider economy and generate nearly £85 billion a year.

Belfast's HMS Caroline scoops major UK tourism award

BELFAST’S HMS Caroline, one of the world’s most historically significant warships, is celebrating winning the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year in this year’s Luxury Travel Guide awards, held in London and which recognise and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the affluent travel and tourism industry.

'We need minimum booze pricing too' say business lobby groups

Gary McDonald Business Editor
WITH Scotland given the go-ahead to become the first country in the world able to set a minimum unit price for alcohol, business and health lobby groups have urged Northern Ireland to adopt similar legislation "as a matter of urgency".

Fledgling tech firms chase down €100,000 Seedcorn injection

Gary McDonald Business Editor
FLEDGLING Belfast companies Xenobics and Phion Therapeutics have each won a cash injection of €20,000 to invest in their business - and are now eyeing up a potential further €100,000 boost in Dublin next week.

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