Technology Ireland award nominations announced

29 entries from companies and organisations have been shortlisted for the Technology Ireland Software Industry Awards 2019. Technology Ireland, alongside award sponsors EY Ireland, Bank of Ireland, Workhuman and Enterprise Ireland have extended their congratulations to the companies on this significant achievement.

Following publication of shortlisted entries, all companies will present to eight independent panels of judges, composed of CEOs and founders of successful Irish software and digital technology companies.

Over 80 technology companies and organisations from across Ireland entered this year’s awards and winners will be announced at the annual awards event on November 22 in the Mansion House, Dublin.

Director of Technology Ireland Una Fitzpatrick said: “The Technology Ireland Industry awards are in their 27th year and they reflect the growing technology sector in Ireland by continuing to go from strength to strength each year. Looking at this year’s awards entrants we can see the depth of quality and talent making this happen. More than 80 technology companies and organisations from across Ireland entered this year’s awards and it is the tireless efforts of all in these companies and beyond that have positioned Ireland into a global technology powerhouse. We, alongside our sponsors, look forward to announcing the overall winners on November 22”.

Award sponsor Frank O’Dea, Chief Innovation Officer, EY Ireland said: “Ireland is now at the very forefront of technology innovations globally and these awards provide a unique opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate some of the sector’s most dynamic individuals, companies and technologies. Through our own client work, we in EY Ireland have seen first-hand how digital innovations across areas such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, RPA and virtual reality, are very positively impacting businesses and our wider society. As such, we are proud to sponsor these awards and to showcase the outstanding performance and commitment shown by each of the finalists.”

The award categories include: Technology Ireland Company of the Year; Emerging Company of the Year; Technology Innovation of the Year; Outstanding Achievement in International Growth; Technology Services Project of the Year; WomenInTech Company Initiative of the Year; Excellence in Talent Development; Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year.

The full list of the shortlisted companies can be found on

Full Shortlist 2019:

Technology Ireland Company of the Year (sponsored by EY Ireland)

Cora Systems
Keywords Studios
FINEOS Corporation Ltd
Sidero Ltd

Emerging Company of the Year
eCOMM Merchant Solutions
Tracematics Ltd
Nova Leah

Technology Innovation of the Year (sponsored by Bank of Ireland)
Benetel Limited
Electricity Exchange
Openet Telecoms Limited

Outstanding Achievement in International Growth (sponsored by Enterprise Ireland)

Keywords Studios
Financial Risk Solutions (FRS)

Digital Technology Services Project of the Year (sponsored by FIT ICT Associate Professional)

Cora Systems
Openet Telecom Limited
Marino Software
TEKenable Ltd

WomenInTech Company Initiative of the Year (sponsored by Technology Ireland Software Skillnet)

eCOMM Merchant Solutions
Fidelity Investments
Intel Ireland

Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG), Digital DNA Storage infrastructure of the Future

Trinity College Dublin (ADAPT Centre), DeepReal: Deep Learning for 3D Object placement in videos

Dublin City University (ADAPT Centre), Semantic Search

Trinity College Dublin (ADAPT Centre), AI Technology Extraction

Dundalk Institute of Technology, School of Informatics and Creative Arts, The Regulated Software Research Center

Excellence in Talent Development (sponsored by Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet)

BSI Cybersecurity and Information Resilience (Ireland)
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Fidelity Investments