What isThe Innovation Exchange
The Innovation Exchange was launched in February 2022 to facilitate collaborative innovation in Ireland. Over 500 companies have engaged with the programme to date, and by 2025 over 1000 companies will be part of The Innovation Exchange. It is an initiative of Skillnet Ireland and is managed by Furthr.
HowThe Innovation Exchange works
The Innovation Exchange is a multi-year programme that facilitates collaboration between Irish SME’s and large multinationals to boost innovation. It will support over 1,000 companies between 2022-2025. The programme is managed by Furthr (formerly Dublin BIC) in partnership with Skillnet Ireland. The initiative was developed to address the barriers that exist for SMEs engaging with corporates and government.
Benefits for Corporatesand SMEs
Large corporates get access to Ireland’s most talented solutions providers and to collaborations that accelerate digital transformation.
Scaling technology companies get an instant sales pipeline as well as access to key decision makers, market intelligence and the capability to sell into large corporates.
Martina HilliardBusiness Development Manager for the North East Region
Martina Hillard will represent The Mill as the North East Region partner of The Innovation Exchange and will engage with potential SME and Corporate organisations in the area to participate in this intitiative, as well as promote and facilitate training events to support skills development in across the region.
Click on the QR code to access Martina’s digital business card.
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