THINKTECH Winners Announced

CoveneyMinister for Housing Simon Coveney: “To be in a position to support and encourage innovative solutions to such fundamental social challenges is what good government is about.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Four innovative projects which use technology to tackle chronic social issues like homelessness and food waste have been selected for Ireland’s first ever “thinktech” accelerator programme.

The €1 million fund, jointly supported by Google Ireland and Social Innovation Fund Ireland, is designed to showcase social enterprise and technical innovation.

Among the winning projects, chosen from 69 entries, was Dublin-based Foodcloud Hubs, which redirects surplus food from producers to foodbanks and charities using a simple app.

Click here to read the full article by Eoin Burke-Kennedy, Irish Times 8th December 2016