Innovation initiative launches in Cork

A NEW initiative, entitled Innovation That Matters, has been launched by it@cork, in association with Cork County Council and Barlogue Consultancy Services.

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.

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