Dublin companies have seen huge success in the Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards as seven of them have been included on the shortlist of 18 nominations. The list is made up of six different industry categories and includes entries from established companies, innovators, start-ups and academia.WholeWorldBand is featured in the creative industries category.
This new music platform app was created by Kevin Godley, founding member of rock band 10CC. The app allows music and videos to be made and shared easily around the world. ARCKIT is also nominated in this category and was invented by Damien Murtagh. An architect by profession his model kits have been compared to Lego except for adults or as a type of “reality Minecraft”.
The interconnectable components can be constructed into model gardens, houses or office blocks. Bfree Foods also received a nomintion for its free fajita kits which it claims are a world first (Agri Food) while Lloyds Online Doctor (Bioscience) was shortlisted for it’s online alternative for a number of GP treatment areas.
The Energy and The Environment category consists entirely of Dublin based nominees, AmbiSense Ltd, REDT Energy and Surface Power HONE. AmbiSense has created a remote cost effective analyser for continuously monitoring landfill gas, REDT Energy has created a new patented technology for storing energy while Surface Power Hone has created a heating and cooling system for buildings using its nanotechnology-based photon daylight system.
The award ceremony will take place in Belfast on the 17 of April and each winner will receive a €10,000 media package with The Irish Times and an iPad. The overall winner of Innovation of the Year will be awarded a communications and advertising package from The Irish Times, worth over €150,000 as well as a UCD Smurfit Business School scholarship for an executive education programme commencing in 2016 and a state-of-the-art laptop.
For more information, visit www.irishtimes.com/business/innovation/innovation-awards-2015 InterTradeIreland is a joint partner of the 2015 Awards