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Two Galway companies shortlisted in ‘record-breaking year’ for the Annual Technology Ireland Industry Awards 

Technology Ireland press release
For immediate release: Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Two Galway companies shortlisted in ‘record-breaking year’ for the Annual Technology Ireland Industry Awards

Following a record 82 applications, 47 entries have now been shortlisted for the 29th Technology Ireland Industry Awards. Among those shortlisted are Galway-based companies Fidelity Investments Ireland and Diligent. Technology Ireland, alongside platinum sponsors EY Ireland, gold sponsors Fidelity Investments, Workhuman and Enterprise Ireland, extended their congratulations to the successful entries, stating that the mix of indigenous Irish-owned companies and international FDI companies and the quality of the entries highlighted the vibrancy of the Irish tech sector.  

Director of Technology Ireland, Una Fitzpatrick, said: “This year’s Technology Ireland Awards highlights the continuing growth of the sector, with the highest ever response in applications received for the Emerging Company of the Year award, and the lead award category, the Digital Technology Company of the Year Award, sponsored by EY Ireland. The record number of applications received accentuates the vibrancy of the sector and cements Ireland’s position as a global technology powerhouse.”

EY Ireland sponsors the prestigious Digital Technology Company of the Year Award. Marie Treacy, Technology Sector Leader and Partner with EY Ireland, commented “The calibre of shortlisted entries this year has been truly phenomenal and is a testament to the high levels of innovation, creativity and adaptability we continue to see amongst Irish indigenous as well as international technology firms located in Ireland. These companies demonstrate the excellence that is present right across the tech sector in Ireland and its ability to transform and thrive in the face of adversity. On behalf of EY, I’d like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to those companies who have been shortlisted and I wish them the very best as we approach the Awards next month.”

Lorna Martyn, Head of Technology at Fidelity Investments and Chair of Technology Ireland, said “Given the incredible response to the introduction of the Tech4Good category last year, Fidelity is delighted to once again support recognition of the positive impact of technology on wider society.  The calibre of applications received across all categories further highlights the potential within the sector to positively contribute to post-pandemic recovery.” 

The next stage of the awards will see the shortlisted entries present to ten independent judging panels, composed of CEOs and founders of successful Irish technology companies, and leaders within the technology sector.

The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at the annual awards event on 19 November in the Westin Hotel, Dublin.

The award categories include: Digital Technology Company of the Year; Emerging Company of the Year; Outstanding Achievement in International Growth; Technology Innovation of the Year; Digital Technology Services Project of the Year; #WomenInTech Company Initiative of the Year; Tech4Good – Product/ Service Award; Technology Ireland CSR Award; Excellence in Talent Development Award; Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year.

The full list of the shortlisted companies can be found on

Digital Technology Company of the Year

  • MCO (MyComplianceOffice)
  • Global Shares
  • Snigel
  • Ergo
  • GridBeyond

Emerging Company of the Year

  • CameraMatics
  • EquiTrace
  • Strikepay
  • SmartRoutes

Outstanding Achievement in International Growth

  • MCO (MyComplianceOffice)
  • ID-Pal
  • Nutritics
  • Luzern eCommerce

Technology Innovation of the Year

  • danalto
  • ID-Pal
  • Brightflag
  • Strikepay
  • Money Jar

Digital Technology Services Project of the Year

  • Each&Other
  • Sonalake
  • Aspirico
  • TEKenable Ltd

#WomenInTech Initiative of the Year

  • Fidelity Investments Ireland
  • Google Ireland
  • Citibank Europe plc
  • AIB
  • Code Institute

Tech4Good – Product/ Service Award

  • Kinia
  • Google Ireland and Dublin City Council
  • Gabadoo
  • Strikepay
  • Mobility Mojo

Technology Ireland CSR Award

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft Ireland
  • Fidelity Investments Ireland
  • Fitzgerald & Partners Accountants 
  • Huawei Ireland

Excellence in Talent Development

  • Ergo
  • Fidelity Investments Ireland
  • Version 1
  • Diligent
  • Unum Ireland Limited

Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year

  • IBM Research in Ireland
  • CONNECT Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
  • The SFI ADAPT Centre for AI Driven Digital Content Technology
  • National College of Ireland
  • CeADAR – Ireland’s Centre for Applied AI