Dermot McCarthy, Teagasc, presenting the award for Agrifood to Jack O’Connor and Declan O’Connor from BHSL. Photograoh: Conor McCabe Photography

A pioneering antimicrobial coating that kills 99.99 per cent of harmful bugs such as MRSA, has earned young Dublin company Kastus the overall Innovati(...)

 Liam Kavanagh, MD, The Irish Times presenting the overall Irish Times Innovation award to John Browne and Dr James Kennedy from Kastus at the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2017 which took place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph:  Conor McCabe

Irish firm Kastus, which has developed a pioneering antimicrobial coating which kills 99.99 per cent of harmful bacteria and superbugs such as E.Coli (...)

Michael Murray, NVP Energy managing director. Photograph: Conor McCabe

NVP Energy’s technology turns the wastewater from industrial and other processes into an asset by cleaning it and creating gas for use in combined hea(...)

Judging ‘The Irish Times’ Innovation Awards 2017 were, front row from left: Bebhinn Behan, KPMG; Eric Donald, Teagasc; Dr Marion Boland, Science Foundation Ireland; Michael McAleer, The Irish Times. Back row from left: Dr Ciaran Heavey, University College Dublin; Gearóid Mooney, Enterprise Ireland; and Robert Love, AbbVie.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The shortlist for this year’s Irish Times Innovation Awards has been announced. The 21 highly impressive finalists across seven categories include a c(...)

Judging The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2017 were, front row from left: Bebhinn Behan, KPMG; Eric Donald, Teagasc, Dr Marion Boland, Science Foundation Ireland; Michael McAleer, The Irish Times. Back from left, Dr Ciaran Heavey, UCD; Gearóid Mooney, Enterprise Ireland; and Robert Love, AbbVie. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Teenage innovators behind an equine product reaching global markets and winning acclaim from famous racehorse trainers, and a device to easily control(...)

Alan Phelan: “I found most start-ups had limited management experience and were generally selling out very early to multinationals. As a result, Ireland is not ending up with enough technology companies of a decent size.”

In 2005, Carrick-on-Shannon born Alan Phelan and his business partner, Seán McKeague, sold their UK-based telecommunications company for £20.7 million(...)