Celebrate Irish innovation!

EIT Manufacturing BoostUp! 2023 – IRELAND Edition will select and support spin-offs, early-stage and mature Irish startups to internationalise and scale up their business in Europe.

On 20 June, the finalists will pitch their solutions to solve some of the challenges faced by manufacturing companies. Join the event at Irish Manufacturing Research, Mullingar for the pitches, inspiring talks and networking!

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from lighthouse manufacturing companies and how collaboration with EIT Manufacturing has created windows of opportunity to progress their green and digital transition.

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Join us for the BoostUp! 2023 – IRELAND edition final at Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) in Mullingar!

If you have no plans for the evening of 19 June yet, our network partner atim cluster is organising a networking session you are very welcome to join as well.

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9:00 Welcome tea & coffee

9:30 Opening

9:45 Welcome address

10:15 Keynote

“The changing factory floor: unlocking opportunities for growth and innovation through collaboration”, Shane Geary, Vice President, Internal Manufacturing and General Manager at Analog Devices

11:00 First pitch round, moderated by Silva Grätz, Business Creation Manager, EIT Manufacturing

11:30 Coffee Break

12:00 Second pitch round, moderated by Wolfgang Kniejski, Senior Business Creation Manager, EIT Manufacturing

12:30 Fireside chats: EIT Manufacturing: Creating windows of opportunity for sustainable and competitive growth, moderated by Silva Grätz

  • “Addressing challenges in digital manufacturing environments”,
    Manuel Fischer, ABB General Industry

Moderated by Ronan Berry, TUS & Midlands 103

  • “A world with Robots & Rebar – the future in Fabrication”, Tony Woods, Midland Steel and Brian Cooney, KUKA Ireland

Moderated by Christian Bölling

“Aspects of Innovation Financing – a discussion on the HORIZON EUROPE proposal on Manufacturing as a Service”, Prof. Denis Dowling (UCD) and Donatas Ditkus (GND Partners)

13:30 Award Ceremony

14:00 Lunch

15:00 Tour of Irish Manufacturing Research

16:00 Close

About BoostUp! 2023 – IRELAND edition

EIT Manufacturing’s startup competition BoostUp! 2023 – IRELAND edition will select and support spin-offs, early-stage and mature Irish startups to internationalise and scale up their business in Europe. The competition shines a light on what the future of technology holds for the manufacturing industry. Together with our contributing partners, we are building a unique interconnected event for startups, investors, tech enthusiasts, creatives and visionaries.

All finalists will receive an exclusive invitation to access manufacturing customers and/or investors in Europe and the top 3 winning applicants will receive a prize to support their go-to-European-market strategy.