Winners of the 2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards23 May 2016
The awards are jointly presented by the Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce.
The winners of the 2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards were announced on Friday 20 May at the American Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin. The event was attended by Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD, newly- appointed Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, leading members of the Irish/US corporate sector, representatives of Ireland leading Higher Education Institutes and Research Centre along with leading academics including the President and Officers of the Royal Irish Academy.
The awards are jointly presented by the Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce to recognise excellence in research innovation across three categories:
- An Irish SME/Start Up with US links
- An Irish Higher Education Institute or Research Centre with US links
- The Irish operations of a US Multi-National Corporation
The winners of the 2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Award for an Irish SME/Start Up with US links
Econiq Limited is headquartered in Galway and its Boston subsidiary (Econiq Inc.) handles US sales and customer research with a total of 23 staff.
Their winning research innovation, ‘The Conversation Hub’ uses a colour-coding technique to guide complex business conversations and capture intelligence for continuous value.
University College Dublin
The winners of the 2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Award for an Irish Higher Education Institute or Research Centre with US links
As Ireland's largest university, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland; through the study and discussion of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation. It is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions world-wide and is Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 30,000 students, from over 120 countries, including 5,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland.
The winning research innovation is UCD and IBM’s Real Time Correlation Engine. RTCE uses novel data normalisation, clustering and filtering techniques to predict problems and enable rapid response in big data systems.
Hewlett Packard Enterprises
The winner of the 2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Award for the Irish operations of a US Multi-National Corporation
Based in Galway, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ireland (HPE) offers worldwide IT, technology and enterprise products and solutions. Their vast intellectual property portfolio and global research and development capabilities are part of an innovation roadmap designed to help organisations of all sizes – from global enterprises to local startups – transition from traditional technology platforms to the IT systems of the future.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Global Product Authentication Service (GPAS) is an innovative technology service that addresses key enterprise business problems relating to Brand Protection.
The US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards are kindly sponsored by KPMG and Ulster Bank, with media partner The Irish Times.
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