Two local Louth firms, Glen Dimplex and Climote, are among 18 organisations shortlisted, across Ireland, in The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation awards 2013.
Both companies are shortlisted in the GreenTech category. Glen Dimplex, designer and manufacturer of heating products, has created a new thermal energy storage system that can cut energy costs by 25 per cent.
Climote, has developed a home heating system that lets homeowners manage and control their heating remotely via web or phone app from anywhere in the world.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, 22nd March, 2013 at the Titanic Quarter, Belfast. For more information, visit www.irishtimes.com/innovation.
Each category winner will secure a €10,000 Irish Times media deal and an I-pad.
They will then compete to win the overall title of ‘Innovation of the Year’, which awards the winner with a communications and advertising package from The Irish Times, worth €150,000.
In addition, a UCD scholarship for an Executive Education programme commencing in 2014, a state of the art laptop and a consultancy package will also be provided.
Michael McAleer, Editor, Innovation, The Irish Times, said, “The Irish Times Innovation Awards aim to recognise and promote the best innovations within organisations of all sectors and all sizes across Ireland, “This year, once again, the calibre of entries was exemplary, showcasing the creativity and innovation of Irish enterprises.
“The awards have previously identified a number of innovative businesses, many of whom have gone on to become industry and global leaders in their particular sectors.
“I have no doubt that many of this year’s entrants will go on to replicate those successes.”