Wexford company GreenTech HQ has partnered with Skillnet Ireland in a bid to create an innovative business hub in Enniscorthy. The partnership was announced on Thursday at the formal opening of GreenTech HQ’s sustainability innovation hub in the Technology Park in Enniscorthy. Skillnet Innovation Exchange is Ireland’s innovation marketplace, it connects large companies facing digital transformation challenges with technology companies that can fast-track their solutions. The partnership will allow SMEs in the Southeast region to pitch to, and engage with large companies.
Skillnet Innovation Exchange has reached the halfway mark of its goal of enlisting 1,000 companies by 2025, with more than 500 scaling technology companies having joined the marketplace for innovation during its first 18 months.
Paul Healy, chief executive, Skillnet Ireland, said: “This partnership with GreenTechHQ will create vital opportunities for early-stage sustainability SMEs hoping to expand their business horizons and engage with larger corporations. Sustainability is a top priority for all businesses and through this collaboration, large domestic and multinational companies will benefit greatly from access to start-ups that are dedicated to helping businesses thrive in a low-carbon economy”.
Pictured left to right CEO Skillnet Ireland, Deputy Paul Kehoe, Minister Simon Harris, Sinead O’Riordan, COO Innovation Exchange, Ed Murphy and Minister James Browne at the Skillnet Ireland launch of the Innovation Exchange in GreenTech HQ Enniscorthy.