Innovation Showcase 2015
8th December 2015
More than 2,000 people from the world of business, science and research are expected to attend the second annual Innovation Showcase today, which connects industry with State supports, science and technology communities.
Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD officially opened the Showcase and will also launch the Directory of Research Centres and Technology Centres which is an information source of all the State-funded supports available to industry.
A key feature of the event is the Enterprise Ireland “Big Ideas” Session where 12 promoters from investor-ready start-ups take to the centre stage to give a 2 minute pitch to investors. Previous participants have secured significant investments following their “Big Ideas” presentations and have gone on to achieve global success.
Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland said: “The Big Ideas Session is an exciting illustration of the world-class research taking place in universities and institutes of technology in Ireland. The quality of new companies is very high, all of whom I am sure will be keen to secure investment and replicate the success of previous years’ participants including nearForm, OxyMem and SilverCloud Health who have gone on to achieve success internationally”.
Three keynote industry speakers from Ceramicx, Accenture and IBM will discuss how their companies have benefited from the use of innovation supports in growing their businesses.