Author Archive | Stephen Wilson Downey

Kieran Desmond

A eureka moment for West Cork man Kieran Desmond led him to set up his business, Referral.Works

Coming from a business and information technology background, Kieran is no stranger to setting up successful businesses, while also having the courage to change course and challenge himself with new ventures. As co-founder of  Ottera and Digital Skills Foundation, he knows only too well the importance of setting up a business at the right time […]

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Irish start-up Helixworks named most innovative at SXSW pitch event

SOURCE: SILICON REPUBLIC Helixworks named most innovative company at SXSW As Ireland’s only entry into the start-up pitch competition at this year’s SXSW, Helixworks is celebrating being named the event’s most innovative company. Founded by Nimesh Chandra and Sachin Chalapati in 2013, Cork-based Helixworks has experienced a number of successes, particularly since it was selected […]

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Research Excellence

Game Changers Required to Climb Europe’s Stairway to Research Excellence

An exciting journey ahead to achieve research excellence. The ecoRIS3 consortium attended the ‘Synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) & Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Funding: The Stairway to Research Excellence (S2E)’ conference organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Brussels on the 8th of March 2017. The “Stairway to […]

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Innovation Systems

Cork Institute of Technology secures €300,000 for trans-European research on optimising Regional Innovation Systems and Smart Specialisation

€300,000 to work with E.U. partners to investigate & develop successful innovation systems. Cork Institute of Technology, home to one of Ireland’s top innovation systems, operator of the highly successful business incubator, the Rubicon and working with the Institute’s Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence has secured €300,000 to work with partners in Spain, France, Portugal, […]

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