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Innovation Arena 2024 in association with Enterprise Ireland and the NPA


17th - 19th September, 2024





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'Innovation Arena showcasing Agritech talent that has global appeal'


Competition 2024

Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships is back for 2024. 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 exciting new machinery, smart farming and automation and 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 with several Agtech industries in Ireland reporting growth in their business in recent times. This is positive and demonstrates that even in the face of uncertainty, it is a sector that is resilient and still has room to prosper, especially in meeting the demands of food security while protecting our natural resources.


This year the Innovation Arena will focus on applications from start-up companies under five years old and established companies that are focused on innovation. There is also the chance for 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. Fifty prospective international buyers from ten countries will visit the Innovation Arena and each successful exhibitor will have an opportunity to network and pitch their business over the three days, 17th -19th September 2024.

Video Highlights

Some of the highlights of the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena at The National Ploughing Championships 2022. 

Innovation Arena 2024

Taking place at the 93rd National Ploughing Championships 2024 in Ratheniska, Co. Laois.

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