HPSU Class of 2009 Company Profiles
Table of Contents
Pg 3 Introduction: Frank Ryan, CEO, Enterprise Ireland
Pg 4 Foreword: Manager, High Potential Start-Up and Scaling Division
Pg 5 Section One: Software & Services
Pg 54 Section Two: Industrial and Lifesciences
Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals
Engineering and Electronics
Pg 62 Section Three: Food & Retail
Frank Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Ireland
Start-up business activity in Ireland is one of the strongest in the world and the
High Potential Start Up Companies profiled in the ‘Class of 2009’ are a very visible
showcase of this. Right across the spectrum of business activity, Irish
entrepreneurs are carving out a niche for new and innovative products,
competing successfully in export markets and creating jobs at home. They
demonstrate that there are very significant opportunities for new business start
ups, despite the challenging economic environment, and particularly so in
lifesciences, bio-tech and medical technology, food, telecommunications, internet
services and other niche areas. These are sectors in which Irish firms can and
do create a sustainable competitive advantage and build international market
The impact of these companies should not be underestimated. This is not just in
terms of the jobs they create across the regions, but also in terms of their
capacity to grow rapidly, achieve international scale and contribute to export led
growth and the revitalisation of the economy.
These are an example of the entrepreneurs and companies that Enterprise Ireland
is keen to support – businesses with a solid focus on knowledge, innovation and
research and development and the capability to establish strong positions in
international markets, sustain international competitiveness and achieve export
growth. We will continue to support them in every way to realise their business
Greg Treston, Divisional Manager, High Potential Start-Up and Scaling
The ‘Class of 2009’ event showcases 73 High Potential Start-Up companies that
have successfully established new businesses in Ireland. This event provides an
opportunity to applaud the courage and commitment of the entrepreneurs and
management teams and to showcase Irish businesses with the potential to grow,
scale and internationalise. Of the 73 companies, 45 are software and services
related, with 21 providing industrial products and life sciences and a further 7
involved in the food and retail sector.
Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start-Up Division is committed to supporting
entrepreneurs to ensure that emerging technologies and business ideas with
export potential become a commercial reality. Furthermore, we work to assist
Irish Start Up companies to achieve scale at the earliest stage of development.
Dedicated teams within Enterprise Ireland work intensively with the
entrepreneurs and management team behind each start up, assisting them in
transforming a business plan into a new business.
Many of the 73 companies profiled here will have benefited from the wide range
of services offered by the Enterprise Ireland team during 2009 including:
• Market and Technology Support and Validation
• Introductions to the Venture Capital Community and Business Angel Network
• Access to Business Mentors
• Assistance in securing key ’reference sales‘ in Ireland and in overseas markets
• Support in building and developing a management team
• Finding suitable Incubation Space
It is also important to recognise the continuing commitment of City and County
Enterprise Boards (CEBs), Business Innovation Centres (BICs) and the third level
sector in fostering entrepreneurship and innovative companies. I wish our
Start-Up Class of 2009 every success for the future and look forward to
supporting them to grow and internationalise their businesses.
Software and Services
Company Name Main Activity County Website
AssemblyPoint Web based compliance and HR tools Cork www.hrlocker.com
Ltd for SMEs.
Autonomic Media Generating sales and revenue Dublin www.autonomicmedia.com
Ltd streams online.
BankHawk Ltd Banking Advisors. Dublin www.bankhawk.com
Biommetry Ltd Investment management company - Dublin N/A
100% quantitative model driven
Clipsure Web based broadcast compliance Dublin www.clipsure.com
solution for television and radio
Cloudium Semiconductor based products for Meath www.cloudiumsystems.com
Systems Ltd hardware acceleration of new
Microsoft protocol for VDI.
Construction Development of estimating and Mayo www.cmssoftwaresystems.com
Management financial management application
Software Ltd software for the construction
industry in the UK and Ireland.
CR Multi platform digital content and Dublin www.crfilms.net
Entertainment branded entertainment production.
CurrencyFair Ltd Online peer to peer currency Dublin www.currencyfair.com
Dial2Do Phone service for hands-free email, Dublin www.Dial2Do.com
text messaging while driving.
Digital Trading Interactive Communications over Kildare www.digitaltrading.net
Technologies Ltd web and mobile.
Software and Services
Company Name Main Activity County Website
Dreamtec We provide affordable and easy to use Dublin www.imeterbox.com
Software Ltd software and hardware building blocks
that allow the broadest variety of
businesses to ‘M2M enable’ their
products and services.
Eazysafe Ltd Health and Safety e-Learning. Dublin www.eazysafe.com
Econiq Ltd Software solutions to improve the Galway www.econiq.com
profitability and efficiency of frontline
Emutex Ltd Design and development of telephony Limerick www.emutex.com
software and systems for small
EventElephant Event management web portal. Dublin www.eventelephant.com
Gridstore Ltd Data storage providers. Dublin www.gridstore.com
Incisive Capital Asset Manager, focusing on European Dublin www.icm.ie
Inishtech Commercialisation of licensing and IP Dublin www.inishtech.com
protection software acquired from
Interleado Ltd Software for search engine optimisation. Dublin www.interleado.com
INTIME Media Interactive mobile application Mayo www.intimemedia.com
(Ireland) Ltd technology to allow phone users to
interact with television programmes.
Kidspotter Tagging/tracking software solutions for Dublin www.kidspotter.com
Software and Services
Company Name Main Activity County Website
Lucey Provision of online portal which enables Dublin www.luceytechnology.com
Technologies Ltd users to interact with their clients
securely and efficiently.
Magical Minds Ltd Positive psychology programmes for Donegal www.magicalminds.com
Makalu Ltd Provider of communications platform to Dublin www.makalu.ie
Mingoa Ltd Fabless semiconductor design and Cork www.mingoa.com
system design services for the carrier
MXSweep Ltd Communications security service Cavan www.mxsweep.com
provider: email management services;
security, compliance, disaster recovery,
Onformonics Ltd Compliance management services. Dublin www.onformonics.com
Parkmagic Mobile Mobile phone based street and car park Limerick www.parkmagic.net
Solutions Ltd payment systems.
Polecat Strategic Market Intelligence web and Dublin www.meaningmine.com
software application (MeaningMine)
particularly focussed on Government
applications, CleanTech and corporate
Recuerdo Global Information management software for Dublin www.recuerdoglobal.com
Ltd the global markets.
Sentaca Ireland Software development services to the Cork www.sentaca.com
Ltd telecoms industry.
Software and Services
Company Name Main Activity County Website
ServusNet Operations and Maintenance software Cork www.servusnet.com
Informatics Ltd solutions for wind farm portfolios.
SIMchronise Ltd Provider of data synchronisation Dublin www.simchronise.ie
Transpoco GPS fleet management. Dublin www.transpoco.ie
Trezur Ltd Digital music application provider for Dublin www.trezur.com
web and mobile.
VisibleThread Ltd Compliance platform providing Dublin www.visiblethread.com
visibility into completeness and quality
of document content.
VoiceCo Networks Voice service solutions provider. Wicklow www.voiceco.ie
Waratek Ltd Bringing RAIS technology solutions to Dublin www.waratek.com
the worldwide IT market.
Weedle Web 3.0 application that delivers a Dublin www.weedle.com
better way of connecting people with
skills to the people that need them.
Xerenet Ltd Design services, wireless technologies. Cork www.xerenet.com
YouBloom Ltd Music social networking site for artists Dublin www.youbloom.com
and music fans.
Zolk C Ltd Technology based interpretation Waterford www.zolkc.com
solutions to deliver amazing visitor
experience at tourism centres.
AssemblyPoint Ltd makes low cost, and administrators can login from
and easy to use, compliance and HR anywhere and easily modify details
software for the global SME sector. via an employee service portal.
The company recently launched Clients include a wide range of SMEs
HRLocker.com, an online service in Ireland and the UK, as well as
which allows SMEs to quickly create a credit unions, and subsidiaries of
staff handbook. Employees provide a international companies.
digital signature online, confirming
that they have read and understood The company was founded by John
the document. The service is Dennehy, an experienced Internet
targeted at the 70% of SMEs that do entrepreneur, in January 2009. The
not yet have a legally compliant company raised seed capital in
policy and procedure handbook. December 2009 from the founder,
Enterprise Ireland and the AIB Seed
Last year the company launched Capital Fund, managed by Enterprise
AssemblyPoint.com, a web-based Equity.
service for SMEs to track time and
attendance, annual leave and
absences. The system also contains a
HR Information System to store
essential HR information. Employees
Autonomic Media focuses on sales adaptive, responsive and aware
conversion for companies marketing solutions including CRM, knowledge
services and products online. management systems as well as a
Identifying, generating and web analytics package in a
managing sales conversion from the centralised environment.
internet for multiple streams.
Autonomic works with companies to Autonomic also builds in all the basic
identify new revenue generating elements that are required today
opportunities, defining and such SEO, SEM and tools to manage
implementing a strategy that evolves the complexity of database and
and responds to change. Autonomic predictability models.
designs and builds solutions that
encompass all the required elements
to deliver, monitor and convert sales.
Autonomic delivers cost effective,
information. Multiple information
sources and cumbersome banking
Bankhawk™ is an indigenous Irish
company which has developed the
globally unique Bankhawk™ System
for analysing the banking systems make it difficult to optimise
arrangements of companies. the efficiency of their banking
The ground-breaking Bankhawk™
System provides for first time key Bankhawk™ provides a Banking
banking data which companies use to Audit service for corporates using the
generate large savings. The system Bankhawk™ System. This service
accurately measures the efficiency of allows companies to overcome these
the banking arrangements of issues and to generate large ongoing
corporates using intelligent financial savings. Many well known companies
analytics, and identifies those areas and state organisations are enjoying
where savings can be generated. very significant annual savings
having availed of this service.
Typically companies experience a
lack of visibility of banking W: www.bankhawk.com
Biommetry develops algorithmic own funds built a track record
trading solutions which use complex trading the €/US$ currency pair since
buy-side investment algorithms to May 2008.
analyse historic market conditions Biommetry’s vision is to build an
and to make investment decisions. Irish based systematised investment
Biommetry has also developed a business with €1bn of funds under
trading platform, which acts as the management within five years of
operational vehicle to allow these regulation. The group has its HQ in
algorithms to execute against third Dublin with a solution centre in
party trading systems. Biommetry is Newcastle. Additional employment
currently engaged with the Irish created as the group grows will be
Financial Services Regulatory located in Dublin.
Authority (IFSRA) to obtain the
required approval to operate as a
regulated investment manager.
Biommetry plans to offer its product
as a managed account to financial
institutions. The group was
established in 2007 and has with its
Clipsure is an Irish company, based
in Dublin. The company targets
broadcasters and media
organisations internationally. The
company has developed a suite of
video capture, storage and analysis
tools that help broadcasters and
media organisations monitor brands,
viewer behaviour, and broadcast
The company is continually working
on new ways to marry the power of
the Internet and IP with traditional
Cloudium Systems is a Start Up this reason, cloud computing has
company focused on enabling cloud also been described as ‘on-demand
computing. It is developing computing’.
technology to enable users to access
Cloudium Systems is developing
computing resources in a safe and
silicon based products for rich media
applications spanning desktop
Cloud computing is a computing virtualization to IPTV.
paradigm in which tasks are assigned
to a combination of connections,
software and services accessed over W: www.cloudiumsystems.com
a network. This network of servers
and connections is collectively known
as ’the cloud‘. Computing at the scale
of the cloud allows users to access
supercomputer level power. Using a
thin client or other access point, like
an iPhone, BlackBerry or laptop,
users can reach into the cloud for
resources as they need them. For
Construction Management Software Supplier Enquiries, Land Appraisal,
Ltd (CMS) is a County Mayo based Scanning, Valuations, Plant,
software company which develops Maintenance, Housing/Developer,
and sells estimating and financial Procurement, Subcontractors,
management software solutions to Contract Sales, Contract
construction and allied contracting Management and Cost Control.
companies in the UK and Ireland.
The software is used by many
CMS specialise in comprehensive successful contracting companies
solutions from stand-alone who attest to its excellent fit to their
estimating or construction financials needs and its proven reliability. CMS
to multi-user fully integrated also provide excellent customer
systems. From initial tender enquiry service so that a user can rely on
through estimating, project planning, friendly and expert assistance to
valuations, costing to core accounts. guide them as required.
The range of modules includes W: www.cmssoftwaresystems.com
Estimating, Subcontractor and
company is represented by ICM -
CR Entertainment Ltd was set up in International Creative Management.
2008 to explore the business
opportunities generated by the new
medias. Since then, the company CR Entertainment was one of the
has created and distributed content nominees in the ‘Emerging’ category
using a cross-platform strategy that for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur
features Internet Portals, Social of the Year 2009 awards. Company
Media, Online games as well as more Director Triona Campbell has also
traditional Media such as Books, recently been appointed by the EU as
DVDs and TV. an Ambassador for European Female
CR Entertainment’s list of clients and
business partners include companies W: www.crfilms.net
like Sony Pictures and Television,
SVT, FIVE TV UK, ABC Australia,
RTE, BBC NI, and also TOP internet
portals: Bebo, Myspace and Google.
It has worked on branded content
with clients such as: Unilever,
Golddigga, Pear Drops, Nair and The
UK government. In the US the
anonymous way in order to find
matching trades. CurrencyFair is
Currency Fair MD Brett Meyers is an such an exchange.
Australian expatriate who often
needed to exchange money between
EUR, GB£, and AU$. Brett saw that Using CurrencyFair.com, individuals
he was not getting a fair deal with are able to specify the amount of
the banks, and always tried to currency they wish to exchange and
exchange currency directly with the rate they want to receive. Each
friends and expatriate colleagues in user is effectively swapping their
order to cut out the bank. In this currency with another (or several
way Brett exchanged currency at the other) users, without ever knowing
‘interbank’ rate (the rate at which the identity of the other party or
banks trade with each other) and parties involved, and making typical
saved himself the bank charge. Brett savings of 3% to 8% in the process.
realised that the internet is the ideal
conduit for a ’peer to peer‘ exchange
platform for currencies where the
market can be opened up in an
Dial2Do.com is our direct to have happy customers without all the
consumer offering - a hands-free work in building and hosting a
service that lets you get things done scaleable, reliable service.
while you drive. We work with White-
Label partners in particular sectors
and verticals to provide fully hosted
voice activated solutions, so they can W: www.Dial2Do.com
Digital Trading offer an interactive W: www.digitaltrading.net
communications service, called
iConnect, that helps Enterprise to
communicate better with their
customers using all of the latest
Mobile, Web and Social Networking
It is a Managed Service (SaaS) that
we sell globally to Fixed and Mobile
Network Operators to allow them to
drive more traffic over their networks
using this innovative VAS
DreamTec Software Limited Using this horizontal platform
(‘DreamTec‘) was established in May approach we can have a much bigger
2009 to develop and sell its first portfolio of applications installed
product, i-Meter. The device rather than trying to develop each
capturer’s data from Electronic Flow vertical market ourselves. In a five
meters adds the location and year period this could mean the
communicates this information back difference in having 40 applications
to a web dashboard via mobile versus four verticals.
To launch this proposition we want to
Dreamtec’s initial target market is build a DreamTec web presence. This
the Fuel Distribution industry in could involve a number of web sites,
Ireland/UK where the promoters regular blog post, social media sites,
through their sister company press releases and general spreading
OutTrak, have gained strong domain of the gospel, if you want to embed
knowledge. wireless communications into your
products you need to talk to us.
In a short period of time we want to
establish the DreamTec Platform as
the ‘PC’ of the embedded world. By
offering a low cost easy to configure
M2M platform solution we believe we
can make adoption of these
technologies easy and this will allow
us to scale up quickly.
EazySafe provides companies with Our solutions are designed to
online safety training helping to stimulate and reinforce the safety
achieve compliance, reduce accidents message.
and save lives. We have over 100
courses in multiple languages and EazySafe – Experts in Online Safety
operate our business across Europe. Training.
Our standard offering covers
everything from workstations safety
to first aid and swine flu to farm
safety! We also have full tailoring
options for topics such as employee W: www.eazysafe.com
and contractor inductions.
Developing a positive safety culture
within organisations is our number
one priority. We find that the best
method of training within an
organisation is ‘little and often’,
providing employees with constant
reminders of their risks to safety.
Econiq is a new and rapidly
expanding company that provide a
ground breaking solution to enable continuous, closed loop performance
financial institutions increase improvement.
frontline sales and profitability by
20% - 25% on average. Launched commercially in late 2008,
the company has gained good early
We do this by making frontline staff traction in the US market in
and processes far more effective in particular, and today its solutions are
everyday interaction with customers. operational in over 80 outlets across
Using Econiq, staff learn a great deal 10 states.
more about customer’s requirements
and relate these to appropriate
products and services leading to
large increases in cross sales and
sales referrals. W: www.econiq.com
Furthermore, the solution also puts
in place unique management
reporting and provides very detailed
actionable analytics leading to
web and database application design
Emutex is a software engineering to provide end-to-end solutions.
company that designs and develops
software for telecommunication, Our growing portfolio of clients
telemetry and information technology includes indigenous Start Up
products. businesses right through to
multinational original equipment
Examples of products include manufacturers.
telephone PBX systems, fuel
monitoring systems, digital signage In Emutex, software meets silicon.
systems and remote management
We specialise in embedded software
design and consult in the design and
sourcing of electronic hardware. We
complement these valuable skills with
eliminates money collection issues for
EventElephant is based in the UK and organisers.
Ireland with a global customer base.
EventElephant is a self service online
product that makes it simple for Guarantees a 20% plus increase in
anyone to organise any type of event sales (proven by university research)
online with a complete ‘Set Up to Sign Guarantees a 25% to 30% reduction in
Up’ attendee management system operational cost savings (proven by
available 24/7. research) Fee only 4.75% (plus
Event organisers use EventElephant’s
platform to set up an event website, Net improvement to the financial
send out email invitations, sign up results of your event 40% plus.
online registrations, collect payment
and market the event. EventElephant
was launched in late 2008 by a team
of entrepreneurs with experience in W: www.eventelephant.com
organising events, specifically to solve
critical issues for event organisers i.e.
reducing costs, maximizing time and
EventElephant not only transforms
attendee management for organisers
of every event type, it also makes a
huge difference to their bottom line. It
Gridstore has launched the next Gridstore eliminates storage sprawl
generation of storage. Gridstores by allowing customers to combine
product creates a scaleable, fault existing storage servers into a grid
tolerant and high performance and incrementally add an unlimited
storage grid that uses low cost number of storage blocks to grow
storage building blocks that are capacity as required.
combined into a single pool of
storage. Gridstores unique grid processing
platform combines the processing
Designed for small-medium sized power of many low cost devices into
businesses who do not have the a single storage platform with
budget or expertise required for enterprise class capabilities and
enterprise class storage. These eliminates the cost and complexity.
businesses commonly use standalone
storage products with fixed
capacities. Standalone storage leads
to storage sprawl with data becoming W: www.gridstore.com
stranded in separate silos that must
be individually managed and
maintained while each is a single
point of failure.
Irish owned asset manager that The group previously managed
focuses on investing in the European assets totalling $1.1 billion while part
credit market. The entity was formed of the HVB group, on behalf of the
in November 2007 by a management Group and third party investors.
buyout of the Irish credit team
operating as HVB Credit Advisors,
owned by HVB Bank (a subsidiary of
the Unicredito Group). This fund is W: www.icm.ie
selectively invested with top
European managers in the leveraged
loan, second tier secured loans and
mezzanine finance sector.
InishTech provides Software
Developers and Product Managers
globally with code protection and Specifically tailored for ISVs
licence management solutions to developing software applications with
protect their most valuable assets the Microsoft .NET framework,
and enable them to provide their InishTech SLP is a platform for
customers with the ability to deploy managing, packaging, licensing and
and use their products in the most selling software products in a way
flexible manner possible. that encourages innovation,
minimizes development effort,
InishTech SLP is designed to enable reduces development cost and
independent software vendors (ISVs) maximizes profit.
and software development houses of
any size to provide flexible,
customer-oriented license and
entitlement models to their W: www.inishtech.com
Interleado was started to try and agencies to communicate more easily
bridge the gap that exists between to website owners what SEO is and
website owners and web designers. why it's important.
Too many times we’ve heard the
same story. Business owner gets a Monthly website analysis reports
great website from their website highlight areas of a client website
design company, six months later the that can be improved.
business owner feels their website
should be getting more traffic. They Changes are made either through a
talk to the web design company who Content Management System or by
recommends a Google Adwords the web designer/internet marketing
campaign and/or makes cosmetic professional and traffic improves.
optimisation changes to the website. Naturally this takes time, but that’s
the model and that’s why we do what
The business owner feels aggrieved we do – to make it easier for
at the lack of traffic, while the business owners to get more traffic
website design company just doesn’t and for web design companies and
have the resources to get involved in web marketing professionals to
a full scale online marketing better manage their client’s online
campaign. It’s not their business; it’s marketing.
not what they are good at.
Interleado designed the SEO
Workbench to enable web design
companies and Internet Marketing
InTime Media (Ireland) Ltd is based revenues are declining as advertising
in Castlebar, County Mayo. spend shifts to the internet.
The technology offers broadcasters
Its highly innovative software creates additional competitive advantage at
application downloads for the mobile a time when their medium is under
phone which in turn lets television severe pressure from competing
viewers respond directly to events in digital media. The company has
a live or pre-recorded show, creating developed the technology while
a community of viewers around the liaising very closely with the BBC,
programme brand. other broadcasters and programme
makers and has an active sales
In this way, it enables TV pipeline which it is seeking to convert
broadcasters to increase viewer to revenue in 2010 and beyond.
engagement and loyalty to their
programmes by offering engaging
interactive options via mobile phones
and has the potential to generate
additional sponsorship and
advertising revenues via the service
at a time when TV advertising
SANCentral Ltd T/A KidSpotter, is an leisure, property and technology
Irish Location Based Services fields.
company with the world's first child
in-motion tracking system designed KidSpotter is a proven and easy to
for safety conscious venues. use solution which enables parents to
locate their children by a number of
KidSpotter operates on a global methods. The mechanism for
platform in high density vertical locating the child consists of a small
markets such as Theme Parks, GPS or Wireless device that
Leisure, Shopping Malls and other broadcasts the child’s location to the
high footfall environments and KidSpotter server. In the event of a
stands alone as the only service separation between parent and child,
provider delivering an all the parent texts the word ‘help' and
encompassing child locating solution the location of the device is returned
to its target markets. to the parents phone and to venue
KidSpotter is the world’s most
advanced child tracking system in
operation and is a recognised leader W: www.kidspotter.com
in child safety solutions. KidSpotter is
constantly striving to improve the
current offering and looks to align
with forward thinking, visionary
companies in the entertainment,
Lucey Technology Limited has want to interact, with their
developed their initial offering, OCE, customers via the web.
which is an online portal which
enables their customers to interact Since the launch of Lucey OCE the
with their clients securely and company has secured 33 customers
efficiently. The benefits of this in Ireland and 12 abroad.
simple service include facilitation of
online payment, reduction of
administration costs and
improvement of the customer W: www.luceytechnology.com
experience. Lucey Technology is
targeting small and medium sized
enterprises (SME’s) that interact, or
Magical Minds Ltd is a company The first product is currently in
developing unique web-based digital development and will be launched in
media programmes to transform the Ireland and the UK in 2010 followed
lives of children by fundamentally by America and Europe in 2011.
changing the way they are educated.
These developmental programmes
which will target children from 5-7
year olds through to early adulthood W: www.magicalmindsstudio.com
will help them realise and develop
their individual potential to lead
motivated fulfilled lives. The target
markets are parents and Primary and
Second Level schools in the
Magical Minds consists of a highly
experienced team of innovative
professionals from psychology and
Makalu Technologies specialises in
communications solutions for aircraft
on-board retail activities. The The Directors of the company believe
purpose of the company is to help that the opportunity exists to invest
airlines increase the profits in this technology now with a view to
generated in cabin sales by reducing selling this capability to aircraft
transaction costs, enhancing the on- manufacturers or communications
board retail experience and specialists in the future, when real
expanding the potential for more time transactions will become the
products to be offered for sale during standard expectation for global
the flight. The company has a five airlines looking to improve revenue
year plan to capitalise on a window yields from cabin retail sales
of opportunity for improved activities even further.
communication systems within the
small to medium sized aircraft
market where the cost of expensive
infrastructure for satellite W: www.makalu.ie
communication solutions cannot be
justified. Makalu is using proven low
cost technology already in use for
communications and simply
expanding this capability to
significantly enhance cabin sales
Mingoa provides optimised solutions
for adding OAM functionality to
existing Enterprise Ethernet. Our Mingoa delivers its technology in a
hardware accelerators provide number of ways:
superior levels of OAM performance
with minimal processor overhead. Intellectual Property as an FPGA bit
Delivering hardware accelerators that
detect network faults, Mingoa Property for direct integration in
enables migration of legacy SONET system ASICs.
networks to low cost Ethernet. Our
products work in conjunction with Partner with clients to deliver OAM
standard Ethernet solutions to solutions.
provide an upgrade path to Carrier
MetRoam is a hardware accelerator
that provides operations and
maintenance (OAM) support for
Carrier Ethernet in wide area
Our email security-as-a-service threats. We distribute our services
online platform delivers a world via specialist SaaS distributors.
class, cost effective management
solution for all email and internet These online distributors provide
threats, including spam, viruses, VARs, MSPs and System Integrators
botnets and malware, while also in numerous geographies with access
providing email back up and to multiple SaaS services via their
corporate content regulation and online platforms. MXSweep is
compliance services. MXSweep currently active in Ireland/UK,
provides Managed Service Providers Scandinavia, Benelux and the US via
and Value Add Resellers with a our SaaS distribution partners.
streamlined route into the security
market and shields business
customers from all internet cyber
Onformonics Limited (incorporated in
April 2008) is a young HPSU
company that is bringing to market a Onformonics is making significant
suite of innovative solutions to progress in Europe in marketing its
address IT compliance, risk and solutions, having recently signed a
governance within the card payments number of deals with payment
sector. These solutions assist processors in the Nordics.
companies in managing their Onformonics has also recently signed
compliance programs to regulatory a contract with Visa to provide
and industry standards. Identify and training and awareness around the
reduce IT based risk and ultimately PCI DSS standard in the CEMEA
avoid costly data breaches. region.
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Today more than 140,000 drivers
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and we have also launched our
service in the city of Chicago in the
Polecat’s MeaningMine platform is a affordable market insight is still
market intelligence solution lacking.
delivering quantitative metrics that
enable our clients to be informed on Through MeaningMineGreen, Polecat
the value of their strategic and delivers the market intelligence
communications activities. strategic decision makers need in the
MeaningMine gathers and archives environment sector enabling
300,000 articles and four million blog strategic decision makers to judge
posts a day and analyses this content the impact of their decisions.
to map the information landscape
that surrounds an organisation. Customers include various UK Public
Using a combination of data mining Sector clients, BT, HSBC, Heller
and text analytics the technology Ehrman, Etelos, Sustainability,
dives into the content to look for Microsoft, Oracle, Orrick, Royal Mail,
statistical and linguistic patterns, and Volans.
dominant trends, emerging issues,
regional differences and key
influencers. Through interactive
visualizations clients see which
articles make up the analysis. W: www.meaningmine.com
Polecat has a specific focus on
CleanTech with MeaningMineGreen.
The combined global challenges of
climate change and urbanization
could represent the largest economic
opportunity of the 21st century. In
spite of this, timely, reliable and
structure to your information in your
office or home.
Recuerdó global is a vibrant new
company, offering innovative
information management solutions
for both office and home. The name By using our solutions, more time
of the company is inspired by the can be spent doing what you do best.
Latin word 'Recordar', meaning to
recall or to remember. 'Recuerdo' is
more personal, meaning 'I
remember' or 'I recall' - forming the W: www.recuerdoglobal.com
basis of what we are all about. Our
solutions eliminate time consuming
processes, improve productivity and
reduce costs by managing,
streamlining and automating tasks.
We are focused on delivering a
achieved turnover of £3.5m last
Located in the West Cork Technology year.
Park in Clonakilty, Sentaca provides
IT services and solutions to the Sentaca’s target customers are
telecom industry. It adds value to its predominately Tier 1 operators and
client companies through the its current customer base includes
provision of consulting services, Vodafone, O2, Telus, AT&T, T-Mobile,
managed technical services and and more recently MySCREEN.
solution design and integration
services. The company has four
shareholders, Neil Gallagher, Phil
Cheetham, Phil O’Neill and David
Signorelli. Sentaca also has offices in
the UK, US, Canada and Poland.
Turnover for the Irish operation at
end 2008 was just over €1 million
and it employed six people. Its UK
office has grown to 44 staff and
ServusNet provides Operational • improve production efficiency
Intelligence solutions for the • increase planning accuracy
renewable energy industry. Our product is designed to
accommodate diverse distributed
Building on a scaleable, high generation technologies, such as
performance platform licensed from solar and ocean energy, and
Nokia Siemens Networks, we have positions ServusNet to deliver a
developed applications to address valuable roadmap of features as the
the critical operational challenges in sector expands.
this rapidly growing sector.
Our Operations and Maintenance
system allows operators of larger W: www.servusnet.com
wind farm portfolios to:
• reduce operating costs
SIMchronise was founded by a team SIMchronise's core competencies
of technology entrepreneurs to offer have been to use extensive expertise
Mobile Phone Operators (MNO’s), of the mobile markets and the
VAS resellers, ISPs, ASPs, and associated technologies to quickly
mobile phone retailers a range of turn ideas into leading products and
products and services targeted at services, building and customising
mobile phone users. SIMchronise is applications specifically for mobile
based in Dublin, with additional data backup, restore and
Engineering and Sales efforts spread synchronisation, mobile security, and
across Europe and Asia Pacific. remote device management.
SIMchronise Ltd builds, customises
and deploys mobile phone data
synchronisation solutions capable of
capturing all data from the phone W: www.simchronise.ie
(contacts/content), and storing this
data online in secure user accounts.
All solutions are web based and
require GPRS to communicate, and
download the application to the
phone. A simple user experience
combined with attractive graphics
and regionally focused marketing
strategies ensures mass user
Transpoco designs and develops GPS
We trade in Ireland and the UK and
Our primary offering is our Fleetwise also have a sales team concentrating
product. It helps organisations with a solely on the French market. We will
number of vehicles to see where achieve significant growth in France
their assets are now, where they in 2010. We will also begin
have been and where they are going operations in three other European
to go. markets in 2010.
We expect our clients to see
significant productivity and efficiency
increases. In most cases we achieve
double digit percentage
Some of our clients include: Fingal
County Council, Dublin City Council,
Roscommon County Council, Limerick
County Council, DHL, AES/Bord Na
Mona and hundreds of other
businesses and organisations.
Trezur ('treasure') is creating cutting • Will be unveiled in 2010, when
edge digital music consumer Trezur launches in multiple
applications for PC and mobile countries and language.
devices. Trezur's 'killer apps' are
paid software which… Trezur is addressing the worldwide
base of half a billion digital music
• Allows music fans to do things fans. Stay tuned.
they previously couldn't with the
music they already have and
• Are based on patented audio
technology from DIT for which
Trezur has a worldwide exclusive
VisibleThread continuously measures Empowers key stakeholders, IT
how well IT project documentation Leadership, Program/Project
adheres to industry or organizational Managers, Business Analysts, and
best practice. It offers ‘real-time’ QA/Test Leads, to make better
quality metrics for all documentation. decisions earlier in the IT project
The result; high-quality documents, lifecycle.
dramatically reduced analysis cost,
VisibleThread targets the North
higher efficiency and better
American market and numbers
among its pilot customers some of
the world’s leading Financial Services
“VisibleThread makes sure that institutions.
those working on the process side
VisibleThread is privately held, with
are complying with best practices
institutional and private backing.
and compliance requirements.” -
Theresa Lanowitz, Analyst, Voke.
Measures document structure and W: www.visiblethread.com
content against proven or
customized best practice models.
Spots document quality issues
Provides evidence of compliance
with SDLC/Software Lifecycle best
practice and satisfies regulatory
Manages large numbers of IT
VoiceCo Networks Ltd
The game is up for landline phone • Schedule set-up
companies. Businesses are moving • Custom actions
to IP based solutions for their Voice • Wake-up calls
and Data needs. VoiceCo provides a • Auto-attendance
state of the art Hosted PBX System. • Conference calls
This provides carriers with: • Queuing
• CRM • Hunt groups
• Work Order Management • Online bills
• Installation Management
• Inventory Management
• Scheduling and dispatch of Sales
and Installation staff
• Complete customer histories
• Integration with Google
Carriers can offer customers:
• Anonymous call reject
• Call forwarding
• Call waiting
• 3-way calling
• User administration
RAIS technology is “an entirely new
Waratek, inventor of Redundant paradigm in the market, one that has
Array of Inexpensive Servers (RAIS) been sought after by many firms”.
technology, will this year begin
trialling the industry’s first RAIS In 2008, Waratek established its
computing systems with early international headquarters in Dublin,
adopter customers in the UK and Ireland, after securing the backing of
Ireland. RAIS technology is the high profile venture capital group
result of nearly a decade of research Mangrove Capital Partners of
and development into an entirely Luxembourg, and in 2011 will begin
new classification of high rolling out RAIS certified applications
performance computing system; and systems to the global IT market.
modelled on RAID technology, RAIS
clusters (called RAIS arrays) perform
in a functionally identical manner to
RAID arrays by virtualizing a cluster
of independent servers in striping,
mirroring, and parity configurations
(RAIS Levels 0, 1, 5, and 1+0) for
various arrangements of
performance, capability, and fault-
tolerance. With “no known
technology addressing scale-out
architectures in the same way as
RAIS”, IDC writes that Waratek’s
Founded in 2008, Weedle is a fundamentally more effective way of
technology company that has connecting people with skills to the
developed an advanced Web 3.0 people that need them.
Internet application. The company’s Weedle’s goal is to catalogue the
team of experienced R&D world’s human skills and make them
technologists have used proprietary instantly searchable by all.
Social Media and Semantic Web
technologies to develop the Weedle W: www.weedle.com
platform which enables a
Have you ever wanted to pipe video Xerenet specializes in the design of
from your laptop directly to your physical layer, data-link layer and
television? Xerenet is solving this networking solutions for wireless
problem with an innovative wireless applications. Our skill set is heavily
modem. Our skill set is heavily geared toward advanced signal
geared toward advanced signal processing techniques, digital
processing techniques, digital communications and wireless
communications, wireless systems systems engineering and integrated
engineering and integrated circuit circuit design.
Xerenet's wireless system and ASIC
Product and Services design services offers turnkey
solutions from concept to silicon. Our
• Xerenet are developing a highly experienced team of design
highly innovative white space engineers and system architects are
home networking solution which niche expert in wireless
will revolutionize how multimedia communications, digital signal
is consumed in the home. processing, digital design, layout and
• Xerenet have developed an
advanced television white space
development platform and
associated services which it is set W: www.xerenet.com
to launch in 3rd Quarter 2010.
“BUILDING A NEW GLOBAL
ECONOMY OF ARTISTS AND
YouBloom's vision is to become a
thriving global economy of artists Beginning with music and with the
and friends, inhabited by socially and backing of luminaries such as Bob
environmentally conscious individuals Geldof, YouBloom is poised to
and communities from all over the become a new force in the creative
world. YouBloom will provide the industries worldwide.
online space and every tool possible
for artists' entrepreneurial, creative
and life ambitions to be liberated and
to make a living from their work.
YouBloom is an Irish company aiming
to be a world leader in web based
supports for all of the arts.
ZolkC Ltd was established in October multimedia tours for the tourism and
2007 by Paul Savage and Bronwen heritage sectors.
Robinson, the company currently has The product combines the capability
three full time and five part time of a personal digital assistant (PDA)
employees. ZolkC is based in the Arc with satellite technology to trigger a
Labs Research and Innovation multimedia experience (such as
Centre, Carriganore, Co Waterford. Video, Audio Clips and Fact File Data)
ZolkC designs, develops, deploys and
manages technology based W: www.zolkc.com
Industrial and Lifesciences - Medical Devices & Pharmeucticals
Company Name Main Activity County Website
Argutus Medical Ltd Research, development and Dublin www.argutusmed.com
commercialisation of tests to identify
early organ injury.
Cappella Medical Novel solutions for the treatment of Galway www.cappella-med.com
Devices Ltd coronary disease and bifurcation
Global Diagnostics A provider of international Dublin www.centrichealth.ie
(Teleradiology) Ltd teleradiology services.
HKPB Scientific Ltd Biomaterials Tipperary www.hkpb.ie
manufacture and drug-eluting
coatings for medical implants.
NeoSurgical Ltd Innovative devices for use in Dublin www.neosurgical.com
laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.
Ovagen Group Ltd Production of germ free eggs for the Mayo www.ovagen.com
Xeolas Specialty pharmaceutical Dublin www.xeolas.com
Pharmeucticals Ltd development for paediatric, elderly
and acute care patients.
Argutus Medical Ltd was established 2011 to improve patient
in July 2008 as a spinout company management in the hospital.
from Biotrin International Ltd. The Argutus’ AKI-Test™ will provide the
company is a world leader in the physician with early, relevant
discovery and development of novel information on the status of their
biomarker tests of organ injury. Our patient’s kidney leading to physician
core business is the delivery of tests action, improved patient care and
for the early detection of kidney outcomes, and reduced healthcare
Early detection of acute kidney injury Argutus was awarded ‘Emerging
(AKI) represents a major unmet Company of the Year 2009’ by the
medical need and a significant Irish Medical Devices Association.
opportunity for Argutus. Argutus’
skills in the identification, selection, W: www.argutusmed.com
validation and marketing of novel
biomarkers of organ injury have led
to the development of the AKI-
Test™, a patented technology backed
by strong science and data. With
successful completion of clinical
trials, the technology will launch in
Europe and North America early
Cappella has developed a novel An optimal stent design specific to
solution for the treatment of complex the anatomy of the sidebranch,
coronary artery disease (CAD) and combined with the qualities of Nitinol
specifically bifurcation vascular now provide a dynamic solution for
disease. Cappella’s initial product, treating sidebranch disease.
the Sideguard® Coronary Sidebranch
Stent and Delivery System W: www.cappella-med.com
(CE-Marked) offers interventional
cardiologists a straightforward,
effective solution that focuses on
treating the sidebranch of diseased
coronary arteries first, rather than
the main vessel. More importantly, it
allows the preferred stent of choice
for the main vessel.
images online. We service clients in
We are a leading provider of Ireland, the UK and Australia and are
teleradiology and radiology support growing within private medical
services. Using the latest web based facilities through securing public
imaging technologies we provide GPs contracts.
and consultants with rapid access to
radiology reporting services. Digital We ensure the highest clinical
images from examinations such as standards by independently auditing
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), 10% of all our reported cases. Based
Ultrasound or X-ray are transmitted, in Dublin, Ireland, we aim to become
via secure-web based technology, to the leading provider of teleradiology
a global network of expert solutions in our chosen markets over
radiologists. The radiologists then the next five years.
carry out a clinical diagnosis online,
using voice recognition software and
return a report, via the same secure
system, back to the referring
clinician in minutes. The system is
entirely filmless and GPs and
specialists have full access to both
the radiologists report and the
HKPB Scientific, a spin-out from the Our vision is to become the leader in
University of Limerick is drug delivery coating services and
commercializing a portfolio of speciality bioceramics for the medical
patented technologies to supply device industry.
speciality biocompatible calcium
phosphates and superior drug W: www.hkpb.ie
delivery coatings for implants to the
global medical device sector. HKPB’s
coating technology is called
Temperature Moderated – Collision
Mediated Coating (TM–CMC) and
uniquely can provide coatings
comprised of both polymer and
ceramic carrier matrices with optimal
drug loadings in a single step process
that is readily transferable to the
manufacturing environment. The
company can also provide OEMs with
calcium phosphates, particularly
Hydroxyapatite, of a specified purity
and morphology for a myriad of
biomedical applications from
nanoparticles for coating applications
to a range of porous micro-particles
for optimal bone graft and cement
compositions as well as drug delivery
neoSurgical is an Irish Medical thereby expand the keyhole surgery
Devices firm which was established market segment.
by Barry Russell to develop novel
keyhole surgery instruments that The neoSurgical team is an alliance
make surgical intervention safer, of leaders from the Surgical, R&D,
easier and quicker for both the Finance and Medical Device
surgeon and patient. Marketing disciplines, all of whom
have extensive high level experience
Our new product design model is and success in their respective fields
informed and driven by the surgeons and a passion for innovation in
experience and patient requirements keyhole surgery.
at every stage of the process.
neoSurgical has already filed patent
Our products will significantly applications and is confident that our
advance existing keyhole surgery first product platform will be
technique without adding launched in to a global market with
significantly to procedure cost. a potential in excess of $750 Million
in Quarter Four 2011.
Our products will also facilitate
increased adoption of the minimal
invasive surgical approach and
Ovagen is a biotechnology company The Company has achieved proof of
that has developed a patented concept (GF chickens have been bred
process of producing GF chickens and through three generations) and funds
GF eggs in commercial quantities for have been raised for the construction
use primarily in the pharmaceutical of a pilot scale production facility
industry Ovagen believes the which will be used to produce the
company’s GF eggs will replace initial flocks of GF birds (for
nonsterile eggs currently in use in subsequent expansion into new large
vaccine R&D and production. scale GF facilities) and GF eggs,
initially for customer validation.
Ovagen has received patent
protection in both Europe and the US W: www.ovagen.com
for the process by which it produces
GF eggs and further patent approvals
Xeolas Pharmaceuticals is a specialty The product has completed clinical
pharmaceutical company developing trials and has been submitted to the
a portfolio of prescription European health authorities for pan-
pharmaceutical products. A particular European marketing authorisations.
focus of the company is to develop
‘patient friendly’ medicines that W: www.xeolas.com
better address the requirements of
special patient groups, in particular
medicines for children and elderly
Xeolas’s lead development project is
a unique, patented product for the
treatment of osteoporosis designed
to improve patient compliance and
Industrial and Lifesciences - Cleantech
Company Name Main Activity County Website
Aqueduct Design and Manufacture a range of Dublin www.aqueduct.ie
Investments Bag-In-Box Liquid Dispensers and
International Ltd supplier of Bag-In-Box Water.
GreenBio Fuels Producers of biodiesel. Wexford www.gbi.ie
Openhydro Group OpenHydro is an energy Dublin www.openhydro.com
Ltd technology company whose
business is the design,
manufacture, installation and
maintenance of marine turbines for
generating Renewable Energy from
R&R Mechanical R&R Mechanical is a full service Offaly www.randrmech.ie
Ltd mechanical engineering company
capable of carrying out services for
power generation, resource recovery,
cogeneration and construction
Solarprint Ltd Development of novel third generation Dublin www.solarprint.ie
printable flexible solar cell technology.
Wavebob Ltd Development of wave energy Kildare www.wavebob.com
Aqueduct has designed and is
currently manufacturing a family of
Bag-In-Box (BIB) liquid dispensers
initially aimed at the water cooler global markets will commence in the
market but with the potential to third quarter of 2010.
expand into the multi billion dollar Over a billion BIB products are
alcoholic, dairy and beverage produced every year and Aqueduct
markets. hopes to get early adopter advantage
in the water market.
The key selling points of Aqueducts
patented range of coolers are that With further plans for other liquids to
they offer a hygienic one-way follow with hot, ambient and cold
delivery solution which is the cost options, Aqueduct envisages a very
effective, maintenance free, busy 2010.
aesthetic, practical and
environmentally friendly alternative W:www.aqueduct.ie
for users of water coolers.
The products were introduced to
select markets in the UK, Ireland,
Denmark, and Germany in February
2010. Further rollout across other
GBIL was incorporated with a vision partnerships with all stakeholders in
of producing a second generation the business.
biodiesel, using waste products, on a
timely basis for our customers, at a The company manufactures 34.50
competitive price and conforming to million litres of biodiesel annually
all EU quality standards for and can supply one third of Ireland’s
incorporation into fossil diesel. This is biodiesel needs under the Irish
being consistently achieved by Biofuel Obligation.
utilising state of the art processing
technology, providing our employees
with the work environment and
training to help them achieve their W: www.gbi.ie
potential and by setting up working
III. the technical ability to
OpenHydro is an energy technology connect successfully to a
company whose business is the national grid and
design, manufacture, installation and
maintenance of marine turbines for
generating Renewable Energy from These are fundamental attributes to
tidal streams. The company has underpin the commercialisation of
developed commercial relationships the technology.
with a number of world class utility
partners in major tidal resource sites OpenHydro has secured tidal projects
around the world. The company is in France, Canada and the U.S.
also active in securing ownership in through competitive global tendering
key tidal resource sites. processes which validate the
commercial draw of OpenHydro’s
OpenHydro is a world leader in the technology and approach. These
tidal energy industry. It has a include projects with EDF, Nova
commercially and economically viable Scotia Power and SnoPUD. The
tidal turbine technology specifically company has also secured a strategic
designed for the harsh marine shareholding in a major tidal
environment with: resource in the UK’s Channel Islands
and is currently in the process of
I. the proven ability to generate developing joint ventures for the
electricity; development of commercial tidal
II. a proven method to deploy arrays.
turbines safely and
economically; and W: www.openhydro.com
R&R Mechanical Limited provides
contract services primarily to the
Power industry in Ireland and the
UK. Over five years, the company In 2007, R&R secured a worldwide
has achieved preferred supplier licence for the development and
status with all major power plant commercialisation of a high-
operators in Ireland and the UK. The efficiency Air Cooled Condenser
company offers a full range of Technology. The design uses
professional and technical services conventional ACC engineering
including power generation principles in a smaller unit and
assembly, engineering services, configuration to achieve efficiency
installation, commissioning, improvements allied to significant
maintenance and repair work. cost savings in installation, operation
The company is undertaking the
design and development of a novel R&R is based in Tullamore, Co Offaly.
modular air cooled condenser for the
power generation industry. W: www.randrmech.ie
requirements for off grid
Solarprint is developing dye technologies are a necessity.
sensitised solar cells (DSCCs), a
novel third Generation printable
flexible solar cell technology, which
uses cheap raw materials and Solarprint also intends to
employs a low cost, fast and easy aggressively pursue Building
manufacturing process. Integrated and Automotive
Photovoltaic applications including
Solarprint’s technology has a development of glass facades
multitude of potential applications (external and internal walling) and
across a broad range of industries integrated components for the next
from Building Integrated generation of green vehicles.
Photovoltaics and Automotive
Photovoltaics to Consumer W: www.solarprint.ie
SP will concentrate initially on the
Consumer Electronics market,
manufacturing a PV solar module
which can be adopted in a wide
variety of applications, including a
mobile phone charger for the
developing world where the
Wavebob is developing a unique For the past three years, the
Wave Energy Convertor – ‘Wavebob’, company has been testing 30kW
which harnesses the immense power devices in Galway Bay. It is working
of the ocean to produce clean, with Vattenfall, the Swedish utility,
renewable energy. The company is to develop a 250mW demonstration
now considered one of the world's project off the west coast of Ireland.
leading wave energy technologies. A further project is planned for
deployment in Portugal toward the
The Wavebob is a floating buoy end of 2011. The first commercial
device that will automatically adjust Wavebob devices may be deployed in
its response to suit the prevailing multiple regions worldwide as soon
wave climate and so maximise the as 2012.
amount of useful power that can be
delivered to the electricity grid W: www.wavebob.com
The Wavebob is the first Irish device
and one of only a handful worldwide
to have successfully harnessed the
energy of the ocean waves. At full
scale, each Wavebob will be capable
of producing in excess of a
megawatt; enough electricity for
over 700 homes.
Industrial and Lifesciences - Engineering and Electronics
Company Name Main Activity County Website
Ikon Development of innovative, integrated Dublin www.ikonsemi.com
Semiconductor and efficient solutions for the LED
Ltd lighting industry.
Mcor Design, Develop and Manufacture; Rapid Louth www.mcortechnologies
Technologies Ltd Prototyping equipment (desktop 3D .com
Multihog Multipurpose Utility Vehicles for highway Louth www.multihog.com
and grounds care applications.
NanoDiamond Manufacture of nanodiamonds for Clare www.nanodiaproducts.
Products Ltd industrial polishing, electroplating, com
thermal management, and biomed.
Triton Technology Provider of safety and survival training Cork www.tritonireland.com
Ltd equipment and systems to offshore oil
and gas industry.
Ikon Semiconductor is a fabless will be low energy lamps and will
semiconductor company focused on require electronic drive circuitry.
developing innovative, highly
integrated and efficient solutions for Solid State Lighting (i.e. LED)
the rapidly growing LED lighting represents the technology whose
industry. roadmap offers the best combination
of long life, low power/high
The global lighting industry has been efficiency, high lumen output as well
heavily dependent on the as high CRI and all in a small
incandescent light bulb, a technology footprint.
that has changed little since it was
invented in 1879. However, today in The company has been founded by
a world increasingly concerned with industry veterans with a proven track
energy costs and environmental record of delivering world class
concerns over greenhouse emissions solutions, taking an idea from
many countries are legislating for the concept right through to end product.
complete ban of the incandescent
lamp. It is estimated that by 2015 W: www.ikonsemi.com
close to 90% of lighting shipments
To date, Mcor has sold 20 printers to
prove and test the concept in the
Award winning Mcor Technologies marketplace.
was founded by brothers Conor and
Fintan MacCormack with a vision of
bringing 3D printing to the masses.
The Mcor ‘Matrix’ printer is the only
Mcor; designs, develops and machine in the world to produce eco-
manufactures the ‘Matrix’, a 3D friendly, 3D objects, using standard
Rapid Prototyping printer. office graded or recycled paper.
Multihog is a self propelled, diesel to choose for operating on steep
powered, hydrostatically driven inclines and rough terrain.
utility vehicle designed for highway
and grounds care maintenance The company based in Dundalk
applications. The Multihog showcased the Multihog 4WD at
differentiates itself from all other Saltex, the Ploughing Championships
machines with its robust design and and Agritechnica in 2009 and hopes
extreme versatility. Its quick release to establish a strong international
mechanism makes changing dealer network as a result.
attachments an effortless two minute
job. Its tilting driver station, wide W: www.multihog.com
wheel base and low centre of gravity
makes the Multihog the only vehicle
Nanodiamond Products Ltd has been As an additive in electroplating
set up to provide complete solutions processes to create enhanced
to emerging markets for wear resistant surfaces.
nanotechnology, based on synthetic
polycrystalline nanodiamond and For emerging medical applications
natural and synthetic monocrystalline such as drug delivery.
Last October, NanoDiamond moved
Applications of nanodiamond into its modern high technology
suspensions and concentrates include facility in Smithstown, Shannon,
polishing electronic substrates, which has the latest manufacturing
enhancing wear resistance in metal and characterisation equipment, and
finishing products, polymers, dental launched its premium range of
and biomedical products. nanodiamond products. The
company is committed to pioneering
The company is initially targeting new nanodiamond solutions and aims
three market sectors where the to be the leading supplier of high
potential for the use of nanodiamond quality, consistent and cost effective
is already emerging; nanodiamond products.
As a suspension for chemical W: www.nanodiaproducts.com
mechanical polishing (CMP)
applications, which are used
where high surface finishes and
low defect density on components
Triton produces Huets (Helicopter We are now developing more
Underwater Egress Units) for use in versatile HUETs with more advanced
Water/Ocean Survival Training. features.
Based in Cork the company is
Such simulators are designed to establishing a highly credible
replicate the interior of aircraft as International profile that is leading to
regards seating, cockpit, avionic continued growth in worldwide sales.
panels, as well as exits, doors,
Triton also provides actual survival
training for helicopter ditching
Our product is sold worldwide.
Food & Retail
Company Name Main Activity County Website
Crème Software Crème provides advanced web based Dublin www.cremeglobal.com
Ltd software, data, training and consulting
services in the area of food, chemical
and cosmetic exposure assessment.
I-Tab Ltd Design, manufacture and sales of Kildare www.i-tab.com
portable music tab players.
JM Food Services Prepared ready meals and meal Meath www.jmfoodservices.com
Ltd solutions for the food service and
Magnetti Foods Magnetti produce and market an Galway www.magnettifoods.com
Ltd innovative range of quality fresh
pastas and sauces as well as Italian
based ready meals. The business
concept emerged from the success of
the established family owned Italian
restaurant ‘Trattoria’ in Galway.
The Flat Bread Manufacture of specialist flatbreads for Offaly Kieran@flatbreadcompany.ie
Company Ltd the European food service sector.
The Tipperary Dairy products producer: Soft cheese Tipperary N/A
Cheese Company and Yogurt.
Vellum Gold Ltd Design, manufacture and sale of Cavan www.vellumgold.com
quality Irish made greeting cards.
Crème provides advanced web based software, chemicals
data, training and consulting services in the pesticides
area of food, chemical and cosmetic exposure contaminants
assessment. packaging migratory
Crème’s mission is to promote consumer health nanoparticles
and wellness by enabling regulators, safety
authorities, food, personal care product and Manage safety, quality, new product
chemical manufacturers to easily and development or innovation through a
accurately evaluate food intake, nutrition and centralised web service, connecting
exposure levels of consumers. all your locations.
Crème provides the latest scientific data in W: www.cremeglobal.com
combination with web based software to enable
researchers, industry and government agencies
to obtain the most accurate nutrition and
exposure information to a wide range of
consumer products, including:
personal care products
The Real Guitar Heroes.....i-tab launched their
range of electronic songbooks to huge acclaim
at the world renowned NAMM Show in Ireland that is unique protected and
California, January 2010. Scrolling musical will place Ireland at the centre of this
notation and lyrics in perfect time, along with new music channel. The company
synchronised backing tracks, the i-tab brings currently employs 12 staff and is
music into the digital era and places i-tab at adding a further 10 staff at present
the cutting edge of musical media delivery and is based in Maynooth, Co
worldwide. With distribution in place across the Kildare. With revenues of over €
globe, joint ventures with major music 5million expected in 2010 growing to
companies and an innovative three year €20 million by 2012 this business will
product development roll out covering every be another major Irish flag in the
aspect of music, i-tab have created a global world music map.
product and brand and are on target to bring a
multi million euro business to W: www.i-tab.com
JM Food Services currently employs 23 people product development philosophy
in a purpose built factory in Navan, Co. Meath. and an internal culture of best
The company currently manufactures home- practice every time.
made top quality clean label chilled and frozen
products, including Lasagnes, Bakes, Savoury With a vigorous food safety
Pies, Ready Meals, Accompaniments, Soups, management system in place, the
Stews and Salads. company meets the highest
standard in food safety and
Since the establishment of JM Food Services production methodology and this
the business has grown significantly, and now will be further verified with the
has a customer base of over 250 in both the implementation of BRC
Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, with accreditation in 2010.
the potential to also service the UK market.
The company’s ethos of producing top quality
clean label chilled and frozen products is
further supported by a robust innovative new
Magnetti Foods was founded by sector. The company have a network
brothers Marco and Sean Magnetti to of agents and distributors covering
produce and market an innovative over 200 stores nationwide.
range of quality fresh pastas and Their products are listed with Spar
sauces as well as Italian based ready and Londis, as well as being
meals. The business concept available in Supervalu’s throughout
emerged from the success of the Ireland and Dunne’s in the west of
established family owned Italian Ireland. They export to the UK
restaurant ‘Trattoria’ in Galway. through a distribution agent.
Magnetti make fresh, additive and
preservative-free pasta food products
(filled and unfilled pasta and ready
meals) for the wholesale and retail
The Flat Bread Company Ltd was The company has the capability to
established to service the Domino’s Pizza manufacture specialist breads such as
UK and Ireland contract for thin crust tortilla and pitta breads, with a plan to
pizzas. The Company is customer driven, develop key partnerships with non
with a clear focus on exceeding customer competing customers in differing
expectations. distribution channels.
The Tipperary Cheese Company was The company has done extensive research
established by Donal and Liam Hayes. The and development to enhance existing
plant is located on their family farm and products and develop new products for the
uses the rich creamy milk produced on food service sector in both the UK and
site. This ensures the top quality of their Ireland. Well over 50% of their produce
end products. goes to the UK.
The product range now includes Cream W: www.tippcheese.ie
Cheese, Mascarpone Cheese, full, medium
and low fat Sour Cream, and Crème
Fraiche. In addition, their yoghurt range
includes Wholemilk, Greek style, Low-Fat
as well as Strawberry, Raspberry, Peach
Melba, Kiwi and Black Cherry flavours.
Their fully refurbished plant has Grade A
BRC accreditation for the past two years.
Vellum Gold Ltd is an Irish owned A personalised Christmas card
company producing quality Irish product for children using their own
made Greeting Cards using digital designs has been tested and found
printing technology. successful. This product has
franchise potential in the UK, USA
Located in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, and Australia.
we have a client base throughout
Ireland and we are developing an We are also developing a range of
overseas client base. Religious cards for international
distribution starting with ‘Paper
We are exporting our Children’s World’, a specialist religious goods
name product to the UK and have distributor in Malta.
product tests ongoing in France. We
are about to commence tests in the W:www.vellumgold.com
USA and Australia.