Enterprise Ireland, the National Ploughing Association and the Farmers Journal have joined forces to provide budding entrepreneurs and innovators with an exceptional opportunity to apply for the Innovation Arena Award at this year’s National Ploughing Championships, with a prize fund now totalling an unparalleled €65,000.
Innovators can apply online before Friday, May 1 at 3pm and the finalists selected to participate will then have the opportunity to showcase their innovation at Europe’s largest outdoor event, the National Ploughing Championships from September 22 - 24 in Ratheniska.
The Innovation Arena will include consultation booths and a forum centre.
Enterprise Ireland will be providing staff to assist with general enquiries.
The Patent’s Office will have a stand and Toplink.ie will be offering media campaign advice.
The overall winner of the Innovation Arena award will receive a top prize worth €15,000.
“Enterprise Ireland is delighted to continue its support for the Innovation Arena at the 2015 National Ploughing Championships.
“Innovation is a key component in securing the future of any business and agriculture is no different.
“By supporting the Innovation Arena, Enterprise Ireland aims to showcase the newest innovations and latest technology across the agri-business sector.
“Through innovation and new product development start-ups and established businesses can develop market share in an increasingly competitive global market,” said Denis Duggan, Enterprise Ireland.
To apply or for further information, please go to www.enterprise-ireland.com/innovationarena to see the conditions for entry and process details.