The Innovation Exchange presented  ‘Skillnet Innovation Exchange – an Introduction’   on  Tuesday March 26th 2024 

The CEIA is extremely pleased to collaborate with The Innovation Exchange to promote the business of developing digital transformation solutions and offering the opportunity to grow a organisation’s sales pipeline.

In February 2022 Skillnet Innovation Exchange was launched by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris T.D. The Minister, with Skillnet Ireland, announced a €5 million investment in Skillnet Innovation Exchange to address the barriers that exist for SMEs engaging with large multinational organisations.

The investment will support over 1,000 companies between 2022-2025.

Skillnet Innovation Exchange is where businesses facing digital transformation challenges are connected with innovative solutions providers with the talent to help them achieve their ambitions.

Large corporates get access to Ireland’s most talented solutions providers and to collaborations that accelerate digital transformation.

Scaling technology companies get an instant sales pipeline as well as access to key decision makers, market intelligence and the capability to sell to large corporates.



This was an on-line (zoom) event:

Skillnet Innovation Exchange – Speaker Details


  • Event Introduction – Pierce McCormack, Vice-Chair CEIA
  • Innovation Exchange Introduction – Conor Carmody, Programme Director, Skillnet Innovation Exchange
  • Introduction / Overview of Innovation partners- Sinead O’Riordan, Head of Partnerships, Skillnet Innovation Exchange.
  • Case Study with SME, Demonstration of how the process works – Eoin Carroll, Decision Analytics
  • Networking discussion on Sustainability collaboration on Scope 3 Reporting – Eugene Smyth, Corporate Relationships Director, Skillnet Innovation Exchange.
  • Q&A (All)
  • Event close – Pierce McCormack, Vice-Chair CEIA

Click Here for the Skillnet Innovation Exchange Presentation:   CEIA March 2024 Business Briefing

A warm thankyou to Conor, Sinead & Eugene [The Innovation Exchange team] and Eoin from Decision Analytics for the giving of their time to talk with CEIA members and to Rachel Hubble from The Innovation Exchange who help organise the event, which was well attended with 14 member organsitions participating.