Innovation Arena 2023 in association with Enterprise Ireland and the NPA

 Innovation Arena

'Innovation Arena showcasing Agritech talent that has global appeal'

Competition 2023

Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships is back for 2023. The Arena has become synonymous with Agritech industry in Ireland. New innovations are highlighted from new start-up businesses and well-known companies introducing new products to the market that are set for global exports. Within the Innovation Arena itself, the future of the Irish Agri-Tech industry will be showcased with everything from new exciting machinery, smart farming and automation, sustainable agricultural systems securing the industry for generations to come.

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 agtech industries 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. This year the Innovations Arena will focus on applications from start-up companies under 5 years old and established companies that are focused on innovation. New for 2023 is the chance from previous participants to apply for a space in the Agritech Hub, allowing companies to come back to the Innovation Arena to display their progress. The overall Start-up winner will receive a cash prize of 10,000 euro and the chance to engage with Enterprise Ireland.

Enterprise Ireland continues to strive to boost Irish exports and connect more Irish companies with potential investors from the four corners of the globe. 50 prospective international buyers from 10 countries will visit the arena this week and each exhibitor will have a 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.

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

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