The THINKTECH Programme
Created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland with support from Google.org and the Irish Government, THINKTECH is a €1 million Tech for Good fund looking to find and back tech based solutions to Ireland’s critical social issues. Launched by Minister Simon Coveney T.D. on June 21st, 69 applications were received and put through a rigorous selection process including a world class technology advisory group and interview panels. On Wednesday December 7th, Minister Coveney T.D. was again on hand to announce the 4 chosen Awardees. Watch the videos below to learn more about the Awardees and the wonderful Awards Night at Google Foundry.
Our THINKTECH Showcase took place on Thursday June 8th at DogPatchLabs. Here our amazing Awardees shared the journey they’ve been on over the last 6 months, the technology they’ve built, their growth strategy for scale and how they aim to maximise the impact of their innovative solution.
The Accelerator commenced at the beginning of January in the wonderful offices of Broadlake. The Awardees started with open minds and a commitment to thinking differently about how they could achieve their vision for scale. Across 5 Group Days a number of industry speakers and workshop facilitators supported the Awardees to work on their technology, operations, impact, and their story.
Concurrently, the Awardees underwent a Google Supports programme. Each Awardee first attended a Creative Skills for Innovation workshop that encouraged them to some 10x thinking. Google Ambassadors then worked with the Awardees on 3 goals that brought them closer to achieving their big vision.
THINKTECH Journey & Awards Night
Watch the amazing journey towards the selection of our 4 THINKTECH Winners announced on Wednesday December 7th 2016 by Minister Simon Coveney T.D. Read and watch below for more about their highly innovative solutions to the critical social issues facing Ireland today!