IDA Ireland in partnership with Enterprise Ireland have launched a national online searchable database to profile Irish based companies and multinational companies that have capacity in disruptive and sustainable technologies and those that want to use these technologies to change and grow their business.
Funding was secured under the Public Service Innovation Fund to build this portal which will enable companies to identify collaborators, partners, and providers to help them integrate new technologies into their businesses to address their key challenges and digitalisation agenda.
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath TD commended the initiative, saying, “this is an excellent example of how the Public Service Innovation Fund can support collaboration within the public service in order to assist and develop businesses and also to drive Ireland’s digital transformation through the National Digital Strategy. I am pleased that we have been able to support this initiative and I hope the portal has a positive impact for businesses operating in this area.”
The portal will allow for:
- Regional, functional, and sectoral visibility on companies with specialist competencies in disruptive and sustainable technologies in Ireland’s ecosystem.
- B2B partnerships that accelerate the deployment of disruptive technologies into future operations.
- MNCs and indigenous enterprise to have a platform in which business opportunities, innovative projects and collaborative initiatives can be formed.
The portal will have additional functionality (message board) to allow companies and end users to raise challenges, ask questions, message each other- and define collective challenges and opportunities.
Tom Kelly, Divisional Manager Industrial and Life Sciences, Enterprise Ireland said, “this is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate innovation at its best among Irish-based companies in disruptive technologies and give these cutting-edge companies an opportunity to showcase their solutions to world-class multinational players globally.”
Michael Lohan, Divisional Manager Life Sciences and Talent Transformation & Innovation at IDA Ireland commented, “one of the key elements of IDA Ireland’s strategy is to expand and strengthen linkages between IDA clients and SMEs. The DTTP provides a unique means to foster knowledge sharing and build like-minded networks of innovators while promoting collaboration across the entire enterprise base.”
Source: IDA Ireland