Deals of the Week: Anaeko wins US contract
Belfast-based software firm Anaeko has won a multi-million pound contract to develop and integrate leading-edge cloud services for a major cloud provider in the United States.
Invest Northern Ireland provided in-market support to help with introductions and client meetings which led to securing the contract.
For the past decade Anaeko has provided innovative solutions to global technology companies in the fields of mobile computing, social media, cloud computing, big data analytics and the Internet of Things.
Invest NI's director of trade, Alison Gowdy, described the contract as a "significant boost for the company".
Re-Gen Waste investment
Re-Gen Waste has made a £2m (€2.25m) investment in its Newry plant, with another £7m (€7.8m) to be spent within three years.
Thirty jobs will be created during the construction phase and 12 full-time positions will be created to support the recovery of the highest grades of recycled paper, taking the total workforce up to 205.
This new investment will enable the company to significantly increase paper exports so that they can continue to serve customers across the world for years to come.
"We have significant plans for the continued growth and evolution of our business with a clear strategy to target local contracts and expansion in the UK and European markets," Re-Gen's managing director, Joseph Doherty, said.
Japanese edtech launch
RoboDone, a primary school computing, coding and robotics online learning programme, is coming to Ireland. It is being led by Wexford man Trevor Murphy after he became the first Irish person to engage in a partnership with RoboDone outside of Japan.
Mr Murphy is the lead mentor and principal at KidsCoderClub.ie, Alignment.ie and Computingatschools.ie. These entities provide extra-curricular computing classes to primary and post-primary children, and also specialise in aiding primary and post-primary school-implemented computer sciences in classrooms.
Sunday Indo Business