Award Sponsors

Technology Ireland would like to thank all our sponsors, without whom the Annual Software Industry Awards would not take place.
  • Vhi Healthcare
  • Bank of Ireland
  • BryneWallace
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • FIT Tech Apprenticeships
  • Technology Ireland Software Skillnet
  • Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet
  • Technology Ireland Innovation Forum

Vhi Healthcare:
Vhi has been helping people in Ireland to access the best value, quality private healthcare through its extensive range of diverse healthcare products and services since 1957. With over 1 million customers, Vhi continues to be the market leader for a wide range of healthcare products and services. We have invested heavily in recent years in innovative digital services to improve and enhance our customer’s experience. Recent digital innovations include Online Doctor, Mobile Health Assistant app and Snap & Send, a quick and paperless way to claim everyday medical expenses. In addition to this, we have been short-listed for a number of awards in recent years, including the Digital Media Awards and the eir Spiders Awards.

Bank of Ireland:
Bank of Ireland is banking partner to some of the leading Irish technology companies including Openet, Fineos and Escher. In addition, Bank of Ireland’s analysis of publically available information in relation to international companies locating in Ireland showed that over 70% chose to work with Bank of Ireland. Bank of Ireland continues to develop its understanding of the technology sector by hiring from the sector, upskilling lenders and engaging with external industry analysts.

Regarded as one of Ireland’s premier technology law firms, ByrneWallace advises a wide spectrum of Irish and international tech companies, across all stages of their development - from start-ups to mid-cap and scaling companies, right through to large domestic and multinational organisations. The firm provides legal advice on a range of corporate matters and has specialist expertise advising on fundraising, data protection, IP and brand protection (contentious and non-contentious), cybersecurity & data privacy, online trading, web development and operational issues, software licensing (enterprise and SAAS licensing), electronic payments and fintech. The firm was the first large Irish law firm certified with the ISO 27001 information security standard and has been recognised for consecutive years as one of Ireland’s top legal advisers on Mergers & Acquisitions, and on equity funding transactions in the tech sector. Committed to delivering an excellent service to clients, the firm was awarded the Ireland Client Service Award 2017 by Chambers Europe and the Excellence in Client Service Award 2018 and 2017 at the Irish Law Awards. In 2018 and 2017, the firm was also short-listed Chambers Europe Law Firm of the Year.

Enterprise Ireland:
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. Enterprise Ireland is a national and global organisation. We have a national network of nine regional offices throughout Ireland and 33 international locations, facilitating access to more than 60 countries worldwide. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.

FIT Tech Apprenticeships:
The FIT Tech Apprenticeship is a new IT apprenticeship-style (learn & earn) pathway to a career in the technology sector. For this certification programme FIT has produced an innovative syllabus focusing on equipping the IT professionals of the future with the skills to meet the business needs of today and tomorrow. It draws on FIT’s own extensive experience in working directly with IT companies and its close collaboration with government departments and national education and training agencies.

Software Skillnet:
The Technology Ireland Software Skillnet is an enterprise led support body dedicated to the facilitation of training and workplace learning. The network encourages companies with shared training needs to collaborate to achieve their training goals in a cost effective manner. ISA Software Skillnet is the premier source of cost-effective collaborative training for the Irish Software sector.

ICT Skillnet:
Established in 2005 the Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet is amo the largest network serving this sector and to date has trained in excess of 3,000 staff ensuring that Irish ICT companies remain competitive and are at the leading edge when it comes to technology relative to their business. Each year Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet develops, designs and delivers training that is required by our members with the aim of closing the skills gap that exists in the ICT Sector. The network fills important human resources gaps in the Irish ICT sector by providing opportunities for technical and engineering staff to develop a broad set of business, management and interpersonal tools and to enhance a selected number of advanced technical skills.

Technology Ireland Innovation Forum:
The Technology Ireland Innovation Forum is a free matchmaking and knowledge-brokering service to help software companies to identify and engage with relevant third-level research institutes. Members can create a listing including contact details and information on areas of interest or research. Listings can be viewed by other members, with the goal of encouraging collaboration. The Network helps to form clusters of academics, indigenous software companies and MNC's to address particular problems posed by industry in a collaborative fashion. Support is also provided regarding IP Agreements, R&D Tax Credit and what funding solutions and support are available.
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