How The Innovation Exchange works

The Innovation Exchange has developed a marketplace for innovation – a dynamic ecosystem where both large businesses and scaling technology solutions providers can accelerate their growth. A place where businesses facing digital transformation challenges are connected with innovative companies that can fast-track the solutions.

“We went from pitch to paid pilot in six weeks thanks to The Innovation Exchange!”

Kevin O’Donnell, Digital Workforce

So much more than a deal

The benefits for scaling companies extend way beyond signing a contract. By building the right capabilities and engaging with prospective customers via The Innovation Exchange, scaling companies can gather valuable industry insights, market intelligence and direct feedback, benefiting product development and sales and marketing strategy.

Something for everyone!

Large corporates get access to Ireland’s most talented solutions providers and to collaborations that accelerate digital transformation.

Scaling technology companies get an instant sales pipeline as well as access to key decision makers, market intelligence and the capability to sell into large corporates.

Be part of The Innovation Exchange

Do you have an innovation challenge?

If you’re an established business looking to increase your competitive advantage by innovating faster and more successfully in collaboration with SMEs we’d love to hear from you.


Are you a technology innovator?

We’re currently recruiting SMEs with a proven ability to deliver innovative technology and business solutions.


Why The Innovation Exchange

How The Innovation Exchange works

The Innovation Exchange was launched by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris T.D. in February 2022. He, with Skillnet Ireland, announced a €5 million investment in The Innovation Exchange to address the barriers that exist for SMEs engaging with large multinational organisations. The investment will support over 1,000 companies between 2022-2025.