Innovation Arena 2022 in association with Enterprise Ireland and the NPA

 Innovation Arena

'Innovation Arena showcasing Agritech talent that has global appeal'

Competition 2022

Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships is back for 2022. The Arena has become synonymous with Agritech developments in Ireland. Innovations are showcased from new start-up businesses and well known companies introducing new designs to the market that are set for global exports. Within the Innovation Arena itself, the future of the Irish agri-tech industry will be on full display with everything from new machinery to software solutions that streamline processes and aid farm management, sensor, and automation technology along with innovative plant and animal science solutions.

With the support of the National Ploughing Association, the Innovation Arena exhibits the very best of inventiveness within the agricultural sector in Ireland. There have been big developments in the past twelve months with several agri-companies In Ireland reporting growth in their business. This is positive and demonstrates that even in the face of uncertainty, it’s a sector that is resilient and still has room to prosper, especially in the meet the demands of food security while protecting our natural resources.

Close on 80 applicants from across the agriculture spectrum sought to be a part of the arena this year. Enterprise Ireland’s evaluation committee selected it’s top 50 entrants and in June they were invited to exhibit as Innovation Arena finalists. Among the objectives of hosting the Innovation Arena is the ability to scope and identify individual entrepreneurs and start-up companies with high potential and support them to boost or accelerate their business’s growth.

The total prize of €10,000 fund includes a top prize of €5,000 for the overall winner and €5,000 for best start-up company. Enterprise Ireland continues to strive to boost Irish exports and connect more Irish companies with potential investors from the four corners of the globe. Over 100 prospective international buyers from 18 countries will visit the arena this week and each exhibitor will have useful opportunity to network and pitch their business. We hope that Irelands agri-tech industry will continue to deliver innovative solutions on farm across the entire globe, that ensure a sustainable future for all.

Download the Innovation Arena Directory 2022.

Innovation Arena Award Winners

Overall Innovation Arena Winner – Established & Farm Automation Award
Pearson Milking Technology

Overall Innovation Arena Winner – Start-Up & Animal Health Award – Start-Up
Micron Agritech

Agri-Engineering Award
Unison Process Solutions

Agri-Technology Award
Lvlogics Limited

Sustainable Agricultural Award
Goldcrop Ltd

Agri-Safety Award

Young Innovation of the Year
Michael Clarke – Clarke Agri Engineering

IFAC Best New-Comer
Cotter Crate

UCD AgTech Start Up Award
Concept Dairy

Animal Health Award – Established
Terra NutriTECH

On Farm Innovation Award – Alfie Cox Perpetual Trophy
PGM Technologies

Smart Farming
Alfco Censortec

Research Emerging from a 3rd Level Award
Tyndall National Institute

International Award

Farm Software Award - Start Up
Marteye Limited

Farm Software Award - Start Up

Lifetime Achievement Award
Dangan Automatic Nut Dispenser

Ace Agritech Award of Excellence
Unison Process Solutions

Highlights from the 2022 Event

Photo Gallery of the 2022 Event

A recipient of the Young Innovation of the Year award standing with the plaqueIndividuals from Concept Dairy receiving the UCD AgTech Start Up AwardIndividuals from Goldcrop Ltd who received the Sustainable Agricultural Award
Individuals from Alfco Censortec receiving the Smart Farming Award Image of the team of Micron Agritech holding the Overall Innovation Arena Winner, standing on a field with cows lined up behind them Two people from Tyndall National Institute holding a Research Emerging from a 3rd Level Award
The international award won by PondusA group from Start-Up Micron Agritech who won the Overall Innovation Arena - Start-Up and Animal Health Award, stands with the plaqueThree individuals from Pearson Milking Technology who won the Overall Innovation Arena – Established & Farm Automation Award
Start Up Herdwatch winning the Farm Software AwardAn image of four individuals standing in front of a blue poster with person holding a brown and gold plaqueStart Up Marteye Limited winning the Farm Software Award
Cotter Crate winning the IFAC Best New-Comer awardTeam from Terra NutriTECH winning the Animal Health Award – EstablishedThe On Farm Innovation Award – Alfie Cox Perpetual Trophy awarded to the team of PGM Technologies
The team from Lvlogics Limited being given the Agri-Technology Award being awarded the Agri-Safety Award The Agri-Engineering Award being given to the team at Unison Process Solutions

Highlights from the 2021 Virtual Event

Video Highlights from the 2021 Virtual Event

Photo Gallery of the 2021 Virtual Event

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