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TechFest Partner Events

Event: Ambition +

Partner Organisations: H-Suite and BPI Services 

Date & Time: Thursday 16th May, 13:00 – 14:00 

Event Location: Online 

Cost: Free, register here. 

What to expect: This business briefing outlines solutions to the following concerns that Owner Managers, CEO’s and Senior Leaders may have that inhibit the scale and growth of their business.

Ciarán Hourican the Managing Director of H-Suite and Susan Clancy the Managing Director of BPI Services will introduce you to a framework they have developed to support the growth and expansion of your business and develop your people.

Event: EcoTech 2024 – Innovating for Tomorrow’s Sustainable Future

Partner Organisation: Ludgate Hub

Date & Time: 13 May, 08:30 – 16:00

Event Location: The Ludgate Hub, The Old Bakery, Townshend St, Coronea, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, P81 T324

Cost: Early Bird: €20pp and Full Price €35pp. Get tickets here.

What to expect:  At EcoTech 2024, the Ludgate Hub are bringing together pioneers, innovators, and thought leaders in technology and sustainability to explore how innovation can drive positive change for our planet and future generations.

This is more than just a conference; it’s a platform for collaboration, inspiration, and action. Through engaging keynotes, thought-provoking panel discussions, lightning talks, and fireside chats, we’ll delve into the latest technological advancements and their potential to shape a more sustainable future. EcoTech 2024 will showcase the groundbreaking innovations that are paving the way towards a greener, more equitable world.

For more information contact: Katy Wareing –


Event: High Performing Teams: Team Dynamics

Partner Organisations: TrustWorki and Tech Industry Alliance Skillnet

Date & Time: 13 May, 10:00 – 11:00

Event Location: Virtual Event

Cost: Free, register here.

What to expect: If you’re keen to build a high trust organisation that empowers your employees to be more productive, have more energy at work, collaborate better, and to stay with you for longer, this workshop is for you!

High Performing Teams: Team Dynamics

Trust and psychological safety are fundamental for innovation, risk-taking, collaboration and business success. Employees at high trust companies report:

  • 74% less stress than those working at low trust companies
  • 3x more likely to report that colleagues are willing to give extra to get the job done
  • 50% less turnover rates compared to industry competitors

TrustWorki can support your business to leverage the positive impacts of creating workplaces of high trust and psychological safety to drive business success. This one hour virtual workshop is from TrustWorki High Performing Teams series. 

Event: Enhancing Collaboration Through Clear Communication

Partner Organisations: TrustWorki and Tech Industry Alliance Skillnet

Date & Time: 17 May, 10am – 11am

Event Location: Virtual Event

Cost: Free, register here.

What to expect: Understanding individual differences and personal preferences can help unlock diversity of thought and innovation. Great communication is about really connecting and building rapport. It is a precursor to trust, which is vital in any team, and even more so across distributed, hybrid or remote teams. This workshop shares tools to bring communication to the next level, to enable your people and business to thrive.


Event: Cluster2Cluster Study Trip to FEMAC Spain

Partner Organisation: AgriTech Ireland

Date & Time: 13 – 16 May

Event Location: Lleida, Spain 

Cost: €600 + Flights and Accommodation, express interest here.

What to expect: 2-day study trip to FEMAC, a Gold-Rated cluster. Opportunity to visit a selection of FEMAC’s industry members to understand the workings of the cluster and build relationships for future project and business collaborations.

For more information contact:  Bobby Woods – 

Event: BIODIRECT Packaging Innovation Roundtable – 14 May

Partner Organisations: Circular Bioeconomy Cluster South-West, Ulster University and ATIM Cluster

Date & Time: 14 May, 11:00 – 14:00

Event Location: ATIM Cluster, Technological University of the Shannon Athlone Campus, Athlone

Cost: Free, register here.


Event: BIODIRECT Packaging Agricultural Roundtable – 22 May

Partner Organisations: Circular Bioeconomy Cluster South-West,

Date & Time: 22 May, 11:00 –14:00

Event Location: The Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, Laois,

Cost: Free, register here.

What to expect:  

This roundtable will take a deep dive into the construction value chain, identify innovation challenges and opportunities for industry led cross-border circular bioeconomy collaborative projects.

Why participate in the roundtables:

Participating in the BioDirect Roundtable places you at the forefront of the circular bioeconomy cross-border collaboration in Ireland.

  • Deep dive into new innovation opportunities in your sectoral value chain to meet sustainability requirements
  • Set the challenges for the main BioDirect competition event
  • Discover new partners to meet your circular bio-based needs
  • Learn about existing grant funding for projects
  • Meet in-person with strategists, innovators, SME’s, researchers, and funders who can help you
  • Influence the sectoral innovation hotspots and future funding for circular bio-based materials

For more information contact: Stephen Barry-Hannon –

Event: Driving Success Together: The Collaborative Approach of Change and Project Management

Partner Organisation: emagine

Date & Time: 29 May, 13:00 –14:00

Event Location: Online 

Cost: Free, register here.

What to expect:  

Ever wondered why so many change transformations end up going off track?

Industry studies consistently show that roughly 70% of change transformations miss the mark,  largely due to poor process adoption and a lack of buy-in from employees. As the speed and scale of change increases, the collaboration between Project and Change Managers is becoming more crucial than ever.

Join us on May 29th, in conjunction with the Change Management Institute Ireland, for  our webinar “Driving Success Together: The Collaborative Approach of Change and Project Management.” During this event, we will dive into the synergistic relationship between Project and Change Managers, exploring how their collaboration can not only support the timely and cost-effective completion of projects but also lay the groundwork for sustained success by fostering widespread organisational engagement.

To discover how to integrate project management and change management practices for genuine transformation within your organisation, reserve your spot now by registering here!

For more information contact: Clodagh Geary –

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