The move focuses on identification, recognition and promotion of technology concepts, products and services emanating from companies in Cork and the wider region.
Chairman of it@cork Denis Collins said we need to embrace innovation and entrepreneurship to drive growth.
“It is widely recognised that our economic recovery will be export-led, and with this in mind, it@cork and Cork County Council wish to support innovative concepts that will create new market opportunities for our SMEs and lead to employment growth.
Innovation That Matters will serve as a showcase of technological innovation in Ireland, both within established companies and start-ups.”
Cork County Council is offering a €1,000 cash prize as well as a further subvention (up to €1,000) to participate in a council IT trade mission to Chicago in early 2012 for the winner of Innovation that Matters.