Microsoft DreamSpace, Boston Scientific Clonmel and Ulster University/Avellino are the winners of the 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards, jointly presented by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy at a special virtual event with guest of honour Simon Harris TD, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.
At the event which was sponsored by KPMG and Ulster Bank, the American Chamber presented a Special Recognition Award to the Washington in Ireland Programme in recognition of the outstanding work they do in inspiring and developing promising leaders through a program of personal development, policy debate and community service. The Programme’s aim is to support leaders committed to building a future of peace and prosperity for Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Congratulating the winners, President of the American Chamber of Commerce, Carin Bryans said, "The world-class level of innovation happening right here, right now is remarkable. It is the teams within Irish operations of US companies, constantly reinventing themselves that has moved Ireland up the value chain to provide high quality products & services for customers around the world."
He added, "We can all be incredibly proud of their work and innovation. The US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards demonstrate that Ireland now stands at the leading edge of competitive innovation."