Technology Ireland unveils shortlist for this year’s software awards

1 Nov 2017

Who will emerge victorious at November’s ceremony? Image: tomertu/Shutterstock

36 lucky companies have made Technology Ireland’s software awards shortlist.

Technology Ireland, along with sponsors Bank of Ireland, ByrneWallace, IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland, is today (1 November) congratulating 36 companies that have been shortlisted for this year’s Software Industry Awards 2017.

More than 70 technology organisations and companies across Ireland entered this year’s awards, and winners will be unveiled at the annual event in The Mansion House, Dublin, on 24 November.

The 36 shortlisted companies will now have to present to eight independent panels of judges comprising CEOs and successful founders of Irish software and digital companies.

The ceremony’s keynote speaker will be Barry Lowry, Government CIO, with sports broadcaster Darragh Maloney on MC duty for the evening.

Director of Technology Ireland, Paul Sweetman, said: “The indigenous software and digital technology sector is Ireland’s fastest-growing export sector. Looking at this year’s Technology Ireland awards entrants, we can see the depth of quality and talent making this happen.”

Sweetman praised the efforts of these companies in “turning Ireland into a global technology powerhouse”.

Software Industry Awards Shortlist

Technology Ireland Company of the Year
  • Axonista
  • Blueface
  • eShopWorld
  • LearnUpon
Emerging Company of the Year (sponsored by ByrneWallace)
  • CheckVentory
  • Corrata
  • Soar by Luminosity Ltd
  • Nutritics
  • VideoDoc
Technology Innovation of the Year (Bank of Ireland)
  • Ediflo Pro – Axonista
  • OpenBack
  • Red Sqirl by Idiro Analytics
  • SBL in the cloud – Rockall
  • Spearline
Outstanding Achievement in International Growth (Enterprise Ireland)
  • Aspire Technology
  • eShopWorld
  • Financial Risk Solutions
  • LearnUpon
  • Openmind Networks
Digital Technology Services Project of the Year (FIT ICT Associate Professional)
  • Analytics in the South Pacific – Idiro Analytics
  • Digicel Services Project – Aspire Technology
  • Honeywell – Cora Systems
  • Fibre Broadband Service Automation – Sonalake
  • RÁS (Revolutionising Horse Racing in Ireland) – Etain Software
Excellence in Talent Development (Technology Ireland Software Skillnet)
  • Aspire Technology
  • Storm Technology
Multinational Corporation Initiative of the Year (IDA Ireland)
  • The Digital Future – BOC
  • Investing In Future Software Engineers – Ericsson Ireland
  • First Friday for Startups – Dogpatch Labs
  • Leanbh – IBM Ireland
  • The Fashion Genome – HBC
Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year (Technology Ireland Innovation Forum)
  • Effective Reading Strategies –
  • Pervasive Nation: Ireland’s Internet of Things Testbed – Trinity College/Connect Centre
  • Smart Glove – Haptic Human Computer Interface System for VR/AR and robotics
  • Street View Object Detection and Mapping – Trinity College/Adapt Centre
  • High-Performing Seismic Data – Irish Centre for High-End Computing

Ellen Tannam was a journalist with Silicon Republic, covering all manner of business and tech subjects