The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2017
The Irish Times Innovation Awards showcase and reward excellence in innovation across a range of groundbreaking products and services.
KPMG company bio
KPMG is at the heart of business in Ireland. We are the clear choice for both established businesses and fast growth companies providing a range of audit, tax and advisory services. We have 80 partners and over 2200 people based in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway. As part of the wider KPMG international network we work with clients in all sectors of Irish business, helping them make the most of their opportunities.
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Enterprise Ireland company bio
Helping Irish Companies to Achieve Global Success
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment. You can find detailed information on Enterprise Ireland's activities, strategy and performance on our website.
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Teagasc company bio
Teagasc – the Agriculture and Food Development Authority – is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. It was established in September 1988 under the Agriculture (Research, Training and Advice) Act, 1988. The organisation is funded by State Grant-in-Aid; fees for research, advisory and training services; income from national and EU competitive research programmes; and revenue from farming activities and commodity levies. Around 75% of Teagasc's yearly budget comes from the Irish exchequer and EU funding with the balance generated from earned income. Some 40% of the budget is devoted to research with the remainder split half and half between advisory and education services. The 11 member Authority is appointed by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and has representatives from the farming organisations, the food industry, universities, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Teagasc staff. Teagasc is a client-based organisation employing approximately 1,100 staff at 55 locations throughout Ireland with an annual operating budget in excess of €160 million. We operate in partnership with all sectors of the agriculture and food industry and with rural development agencies. We have developed close alliances with research, advisory and training agencies throughout the world and are continuously seeking to expand our international contacts.
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AbbVie company bio
AbbVie is a global research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013. It delivers world-class discovery, production and supply of critical medicines. A modern biopharmaceutical business, AbbVie has a significant footprint in Ireland that’s focused on novel and breakthrough therapies for tough-to-treat diseases and unmet medical needs, with a reputation for quality.
Together with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pharmacyclics, the company employs more than 28,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries. In Ireland, AbbVie employs almost 600 people at five different manufacturing and commercial sites across the country. The company’s commercial headquarters is based at Citywest in Dublin with a separate international manufacturing and engineering services centre also located in the capital at Santry. AbbVie has two manufacturing plants in Sligo, one of which is a global centre of excellence for medical devices. The company also has a third manufacturing centre in Cork.
AbbVie is committed to developing and manufacturing the cutting-edge therapies and innovations that hold the potential to improve health care worldwide. Meeting these ambitious health goals involves combining advanced science with deep knowledge of diseases and Ireland plays a central role across all stages across this process.
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Science Foundation company bio
Science Foundation Ireland funds oriented basic and applied research in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) which promotes and assists the development and competitiveness of industry, enterprise and employment in Ireland. The Foundation also promotes and supports the study of, education in and engagement with, STEM and promotes an awareness and understanding of the value of STEM to society and in particular to the growth of the economy.
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UCD Michael Smurfit company bio
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is Ireland’s leading business school and research centre offering a world-class MBA, leading PhD programme, a wide range of specialist Masters for both business and non-business graduates as well as Executive Development courses. Uniquely positioned within the top 1% of business schools world-wide to hold triple accreditation from AACSB (US), EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (UK), UCD Smurfit School is a member of Yale’s Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), Partnership in International Management (PIM) and CEMS international alliance of business schools. The UCD Smurfit MBA is consistently ranked in the world’s top 100 by the Financial Times and The Economist Intelligence Unit.
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