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Overall winners: Martin Woods, developer engineer at Aid:Tech; Minister of State for Trade, Employment, and Business, Pat Breen; Niall Dennehy, co-founder of Aid:Tech; Danny Curran, Aid:Tech director of growth; Nicola Paoli, Aid:Tech’s blockchain developer; and Irish Times columnist and MC for the night David McWilliams. The company also won the IT and Fintech category, sponsored by KPMG.

Joe Thompson completed the renowned 151-mile Moroccan desert marathon in 2009, collecting money for charity. Then the money he raised disappeared. Fi(...)

Judges for the first round of this year’s Irish Times Innovation awards: Lana Briggs of KPMG; Lisa Higgins of Science Foundation Ireland; David Keeley of Enterprise Ireland; Michael McAleer of The Irish Times; and Eric Donald of Teagasc. They were joined in the judging by (not in photo) Gearóid Mooney of Enterprise Ireland and Ciaran Heavey of UCD.

After sorting through this year’s applications, 85 entrants qualified to enter this year’s awards judging process, across five categories. The innovat(...)

Enterprise Ireland’s Commercialisation Fund Programme aims to stimulate the creation of technology-based start-up companies and the transfer of innovations developed in higher-education institutes  to industry in Ireland.

The number of successful companies spinning out from Irish third-level institutions has increased quite dramatically over the past decade or so. From (...)

Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky   at the Web Summit in  Dublin in 2015. Pebble is among the firms  that found out that being a star on crowdfunding sites didn’t necessarily translate into a sustainable business. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Think of crowdfunding and you might immediately think of throwing a few euro towards a new smartwatch or a plant pot that does double duty as an air p(...)

Ireland is currently spending about 1.3 to 1.5 per cent of GDP on R&D compared to an EU average of 2.03 per cent. Photograph: iStock

“Ireland’s future economic growth and prosperity will depend in very large measure on our continued investment in research, development and innovation(...)

When it comes to research and development, Ireland is investing less than the EU average. Photograph: iStock

When it comes to research and development, Ireland is investing less than the EU average. And yet many sectors are forging ahead with R&D. So who (...)

While Ireland might not initially appear as a hub for space technology, more than 60 companies have contracts with ESA

Irish technology company InnaLabs has secured a €2.6 million contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) less than a year after it received a near €(...)

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(...)

Enterprise Ireland research and innovation manager Gearóid Mooney: “Sometimes a company might need to hire somebody to lead the entry into a new market.”

Irish exporters need to plan for a hard Brexit and they have to prepare for it now. That’s the advice of research and innovation manager Gearóid Moone(...)

Almost a dozen Irish companies travelled to the European Space Research and Technology Centre in the Netherlands on Monday

Three Irish companies have won contracts with the European Space Agency to develop satellite technology and communications systems. Almost a dozen Ir(...)