At Enterprise Ireland’s Big Ideas showcase, HookeBio was named the One to Watch in front of an audience of investors.

Held at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin, the Enterprise Ireland Big Ideas showcase remains one of the biggest events on the sci-tech calendar for researchers and entrepreneurs, with the opportunity to take a potential breakthrough and turn it into a business.

After 10 start-ups delivered their four-minute pitch about their business, Limerick drug discovery start-up HookeBio was named this year’s winner of the One to Watch award.

Words by Colm Gorey