And the winners of 2012 ITLG Innovation Awards are …

14 Mar 2012

Investor Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners and Bloomberg Television's Emily Chang last night at the ITLG Summit in Silicon Valley. Credit: Views of the World

Five young Irish technology companies were awarded for the depth of their innovation and the potential of their businesses at the fifth annual ITLG/Irish Times Innovation Awards in Silicon Valley last night.

Some 20 companies were selected following an extensive review of 100 companies at a series of pitch sessions at DCU and the University of Ulster in October and November.

These 20 firms went on to pitch to a panel of seasoned executives and experts this week in Silicon Valley.

The winning companies for 2012 were:

Radisens Diagnostics for Biotech/Cleantech

OmniMotion Technology for Entertainment and Gaming

Rapt Touch Limited  for Hardware/Semiconductor

RepKnight for Mobile/Social Media/Web

DataHug for Software & Services/Cloud

The companies received their awards last night from Ireland’s Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD, and former Intel chairman and CEO Craig Barrett.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years