Technology Ireland Awards celebrate 30 years of a thriving Irish technology sector
Technology Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the technology industry, today launched the 30th Annual Technology Ireland Industry Awards, celebrating the best and brightest of Ireland’s technology companies.
The Awards not only recognise outstanding business successes, but also shine a light on the continuous positive impact the sector has on wider society. This year, the Awards portfolio has increased to include three ‘Tech 4 Good’ Awards: Tech 4 Good – Product/ Service Award, Tech 4 Good – Community Award and Tech 4 Good – Sustainability Award (new). Technology Ireland are once again delighted to partner with EY Ireland as Platinum Sponsor of these awards.
Commenting at the launch, Director of Technology Ireland, Una Fitzpatrick, stated:
“This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Technology Ireland Annual Industry Awards, and with that, we are presented with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the momentous achievements of the Irish technology sector over this time
“Today, technology is essential to our business, working and personal lives. Throughout the past 30 years, the technology sector has been a shining light for innovation, creativity, adaptability and resilience and this is reflected in the thriving indigenous technology sector we have fostered here, while also attracting many of the leading multinational technology companies who have chosen Ireland as their European headquarters.
“The Technology Ireland Awards also gives us a platform to showcase the societal impact the sector has. Three years ago, we introduced the ‘Tech 4 Good’ category to our Awards. Since then, applications for this category have been of exceptionally high standard, but one category alone did not do justice to the phenomenal societal contribution of the sector. The expansion of our Tech 4 Good category into three different Awards is testament to the commitment of the sector to enact positive change in our society.”
Platinum sponsor EY Ireland will sponsor the prestigious Technology Company of the Year Award. Marie Treacy, Technology Sector Leader and Partner with EY Ireland, commented that: “Over the past thirty years, the technology sector has grown exponentially in Ireland, contributing hugely to our economic and social progress. Technology companies are at the heart of driving digital transformation and innovation among Irish businesses, supporting them to identify and unlock potential, and to find new ways of creating long term, sustainable value.
“We are delighted to sponsor these awards that shine a light on true excellence in the tech sector and I personally look forward to celebrating this year’s cohort of finalists, as well as the positive impact that a generation of tech pioneers have made to business and life in Ireland.”
Speaking at the launch, Lorna Martyn, Ireland Regional Chair and SVP Technology, Fidelity Investments, and Chair of Technology Ireland, said: “As we celebrate the 30th year of the Technology Ireland Industry Awards, it is inspiring to reflect on the incredible achievements of the many winners over the years and the ongoing impact of Ireland as a technology powerhouse in a uniquely connected ecosystem where multinational, Irish-founded and emerging start-ups not just co-exist but support and challenge each other to innovate, disrupt and have a global impact.
“Today’s emerging technologies including AI and Quantum computing will enable tomorrow’s business paradigms, products, services and life experiences but continued investment to preserve and realise Ireland’s digital opportunity across all regions is essential.
“Fidelity is delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Tech 4 Good product/service award which has highlighted some stellar success stories over the last three years, and we look forward to many high calibre entries on this 30th anniversary year.”
Technology Ireland, together with Award sponsors EY Ireland; Fidelity Investments; Workhuman; Enterprise Ireland; TikTok; Microsoft; FIT; Technology Ireland DIGITAL Skillnet; Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet; and IDA Ireland is urging all Irish software and digital technology companies to submit their own entries for the Awards by 30 September 2022. Entry is free and not restricted. To submit an entry visit: www.technology-ireland.ie/awards
The black-tie Awards Ceremony will take place on 18 November 2022 in the Mansion House, Dublin 2.
The 11 categories are:
Open to indigenous (Irish-owned) technology companies only:
- Digital Technology Company of the Year
- Emerging Company of the Year
- Outstanding Achievement in International Growth
- Technology Innovation of the Year
- Digital Technology Services Project of the Year
Open to indigenous and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) technology companies:
- Tech 4 Good – Product/ Service Award
- Tech 4 Good – Community Award
- Tech 4 Good – Sustainability Award
- Women in Tech Company Initiative
- Excellence in Talent Development
- Outstanding Academic Achievement