Minister Damien English invites registration for Innovation Showcase 2015 - Networking event showcases State-funded supports to grow your business

25th November 2015

Innovation Showcase

Pictured at the workshop in NCAD where “innobot”, the live Innovation Showcase logo, is begin created, L-R: Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD; Derek McGarry, Head of Design Innovation and Commercialisation, NCAD

Today, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, has invited people from business, science and research communities to register for the second annual Innovation Showcase event.

3 keynote industry speakers from Ceramicx, Accenture and IBM will discuss how their use of supports for research and innovation has improved their businesses.   Experts from Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland will also be on hand to give advice on accessing funding and opportunities for engagement with the public research system. 

Organised on behalf of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation by Enterprise Ireland and supported by IDA Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland, the aim of the Showcase is to achieve significant economic impacts through increased engagement between the public research system and industry.

Running in parallel to the networking event is the “Big Ideas” session, facilitated by Enterprise Ireland, which will feature 12 Start Up companies pitching their ideas to investors.

Minister for Skills, Research & Innovation, Damien English TD who will open the event said:  “Driving innovation and research within enterprise is a national priority. Building on the success of last year’s Innovation Showcase, Innovation Showcase 2015 will bring together all of the State funded R&D supports available to industry to help them build their own R&D capacity either through collaboration with the higher education sector or through direct support to the company. Companies who are new to research collaboration can find out all they need to know at the Innovation Showcase and I would encourage people to register to attend. It’s also a chance for those who already have association with our public research system to engage further and access new supports”.

Innovation Showcase 2015 takes place at Convention Centre Dublin on Tuesday 8th December from 8.30am – there is no charge for attendance, but registration is essential – further information at

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For further information contact:

Brigid Burke
Press Office
Enterprise Irleand

Brigid Burke

01 727243