How The Innovation Exchange Works

The Innovation Exchange offers a framework to facilitate collaboration between corporates and SMEs. It develops the structures and processes to make innovation partnerships work. At its core, it enables participants to develop a great understanding and capability around corporate innovation, from ideation and talent development to procurement and adoption.

It’s an Innovation Marketplace!

Established businesses get access to Ireland’s most talented and innovative SMEs and to a framework that accelerates growth through digital transformation

Innovative SMEs get access to a sales pipeline and the capability to navigate sales and procurement enabling them to accelerate expansion and achieve commercial success

Be Part Of The Innovation Exchange

If you are an established business looking to increase your competitive advantage by innovating faster…..


If you are an SME with a proven ability to deliver innovative technology and business solutions…


Programme Cost

The programme is managed by Furthr and funded by Skillnet Ireland. The funding model does require a nominal contribution from all participants which has been set at €250 per company. There are no other costs associated with the programme.

The Innovation Exchange in a nutshell

Learn How The Innovation Exchange Works

Watch Liz Thomas, Skillnet Ireland and Conor Carmody, Furthr tell us why The Innovation Exchange is good for business for both SMEs and large corporates.

Why the Innovation Exchange

Liz Thomas

Head of Strategic Projects,
Skillnet Ireland


Why the Innovation Exchange

The Innovation Exchange is a collaboration between Furthr and Skillnet Ireland. They noticed that large organisations found it hard to find innovative solutions providers and SMEs struggled to connect with large businesses. Liz explains how this sparked The Innovation Exchange and created an innovation marketplace.


How The Innovation Exchange works

Conor explains how this structured programme works and the benefits for both SMEs and large businesses to get involved.

How The Innovation Exchange works

Conor Carmody

Innovation Exchange Programme Manager,