Matt Cooper and Aidan Gough

All-island innovation awards launched
Matt Cooper and Aidan Gough

The fourth annual Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards have been launched with a closing date for applications of 3 December 2012.

Companies can enter in one of six categories in the 2013 awards: agri-food innovation; life sciences innovation; greentech innovation; business services innovation; social innovation; creative industries innovation.

Each category winner will secure a €10,000 Irish Times media deal and compete to win the overall title of ‘Innovation of the Year’ which awards the winner with a communications and advertising package from The Irish Times worth €150,000.

In addition, a University College Dublin scholarship for an executive education programme commencing in 2014, an i-Pad and a consultancy package will also be provided.

The winners of the 2012 Innovation Awards were: X-Bolt Orthopaedics, Product Innovation; Waste Systems, Greentech Innovation; AMATECH, Organisational System or Process Innovation; Mayo County Council/Greenway, Public Service Innovation;, Service Innovation: Gabriel Scientific, Product Innovation and ‘Innovation of the Year’ award.