LIT confirms Irish showcase for October
Dell on board as sponsor for fourth year
TechTrade | 31 Aug 2012 :
Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) has announced Ireland's largest enterprise showcase, the Irish Innovation Showcase, will take place on 4 October at Dell Ireland's Limerick campus. Dell is supporting the event for the second year running.
Over 150 companies will exhibit their products and services at the event, which will also include two break-out sessions, covering Innovation, Funding and International Trade, in which leading industry figures will give their expert opinion on these key areas. Up to 3,000 people from business and the public are expected to attend.
The Irish Innovation Showcase is supported by a range of businesses and agencies in addition to Dell. These include AIB Bank, as well as Enterprise Ireland, Limerick City Enterprise Board, Limerick Chamber of Commerce, Shannon Chamber of Commerce, Plato Mid West, Shannon Development and Supply Network Shannon.
Limerick Institute of Technology president Dr Maria Hinfelaar said: "We have had five hugely successful events to date and the programme in place for this year's Showcase is by far the most dynamic and exciting.
"We believe that the event will be an excellent opportunity for them to exhibit their products and services to potential customers and other business clients. Businesses will also, through the morning and evening seminars, get invaluable insights into what it takes to be a success as well as our new innovative element focussed on developing international markets."
Padraig Healy, executive director, Global Supply Chain and Site Leader, Dell Limerick, said: "Dell is delighted to once again partner with Limerick IT to host the Irish Innovation Showcase at our campus here in Limerick. Dell's operations in Ireland are a true reflection of innovation in action. In Dell's Solutions Centres, one of which is located at the Limerick facility, there is a team who constantly work to develop new technology solutions to help our customers achieve their objectives.
"A key focus this year for the Showcase is to help the start-up and entrepreneurial community evolve their ideas and to support them with the information and expertise that they need to grow their plans."
Pictured: Padraig Healy, Dell and Dr Maria Hinfelaar, LIT