01 Sep The German Irish Digital Innovation Summit, The GEC September 8th

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A message from Ronan Harbison, Commerical Director at the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce – AHK Ireland


We brought together over 55 Irish and German experts in the area of Software Development and Online Gaming. The day-long event at the GEC featured interactive discussion panels and expert presentations in a range of areas including gaming, gamification, e-commerce and funding and investment. There were software product demonstrations including semantic language software for online shops, a fully integrated software solution for HR process management, innovative award-winning games and examples of the application of gaming technology and processes to non-gaming sectors.

In addition, over 60 meetings took place over the course of the week between the visiting delegation of eight German companies and interested Irish organisations with a range of very positive results, including concrete partnership discussions and promising project co-operations.

Some testimonials from the event…

“As a three year old start up, this is our first venture into an export market and it was really positive. In Germany we are working on great projects with big German companies, but the decision-making period can take a lot of time. Irish companies are smaller which means they are more accessible, more flexible and agile, willing to try things out, more open. We had some great meetings – in particular we met three Irish e-commerce companies that are really interested in our services. We have set up follow up meetings and will prepare a demo to show to them when we are back in Dublin for the Web Summit in early November.” David Urbansky, Semknox GmbH

“The presentations were extremely insightful and it was a very useful insight into the German-Irish dynamic in respect of innovations and development in the software & gaming sector.” Paddy Stapleton, Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon

“It was a very interesting exchange of ideas and networking. The event offered an expanded knowledge on funding opportunities in the software development and online-gaming sector.” Irish participant @ German-Irish Digital Innovation Summit

(Images courtesy of AHK Ireland)

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