Finding solutions by connecting businesses

The Innovation Exchange finds solutions to industry’s digital transformation challenges and accelerates corporate innovation adoption. In doing so it creates business opportunities for scaling SMEs in Ireland.


It does this by connecting businesses facing innovation challenges with ambitious SMEs that can fast-track the solutions. The Innovation Exchange facilitates a structured and managed process to connect innovators and innovation seekers, creating opportunities for business development and commercial success for both parties.


Key benefits 

  • Direct access to market intelligence about the innovation challenges facing industry/business
  • Opportunity to pitch your solution to corporate buyers
  • Access to training content, tailor-made for SME’s selling to large corporates, covering key areas such as sales, pitching, procurement and closing deals
  • Access to a sales advisor that will support you throughout the process
  • Access to feedback about your solution, both from buyers and your advisor
  • Access to a large network of innovative SMEs for potential collaboration opportunities

Learn how The Innovation Exchange works 

Watch Aurobinda De, Empeal and Conor Carmody, Programme Manager tell us why The Innovation Exchange is good for business for SMEs.


How The Innovation Exchange has worked for Empeal

“The challenge to selling to large organisations is that the wheels move slowly, and the sales process is long.  The bigger challenge is getting in front of the right people; those that make the decisions and fully understand what they are looking for.  The Innovation Exchange solves both these problems.”

How The Innovation Exchange has worked for Empeal

Aurobinda De

Co-Founder and Director,

Why SMEs should get involved

Conor Carmody

Innovation Exchange Programme Manager,


Why SMEs should get involved

Conor explains in 60 secs why The Innovation Exchange is a “no brainer” for scaling SMEs.  It gives them access to qualified customers through a structured programme and provides training and upskilling where needed.

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