The Covid-19 pandemic hastened digital transformation forcing businesses to usher in remote working, hybrid working whilst facing digital transformation challenges. The Innovation Exchange, a marketplace for innovation aims to help multinational corporate businesses facing digital transformation challenges by connecting them with innovative early-stage tech solution providers with the talent to help them achieve their ambitions. Ronan talks to Conor Carmody, Programme Director of The Innovation Exchange,
Conor talks about his background, his future plans, what the Innovation Exchange does, Covid and more.
More about the Innovation Exchange:
The Innovation Exchange is a multi-year programme that facilitates collaboration between Irish SME’s and large multinationals to boost innovation. It will support over 1,000 companies between 2022-2025. The programme is managed by Furthr (formerly Dublin BIC) in partnership with Skillnet Ireland. The initiative was developed to address the barriers that exist for SMEs engaging with corporates and government.
The Innovation Exchange is designed to offer a complete framework that will enable both SMEs and large corporates to develop a full understanding of the innovation process from ideation through to procurement and will allow for a structured and managed process to connect both parties that will lead to increased business opportunities.