Wednesday 29 June 2016

THINKTECH TALKS, a partnership between Cork Foundation and Social Innovation Fund Ireland invites social innovators, charities, social enterprises and tech entrepreneurs to a panel discussion on the power of technology
to solve our social issues and create opportunity.

It takes place on Tuesday, July 5th at 6-8pm at The Port of Cork.

Speakers include Senan Cooke of Communities Creating Jobs, Eoghan Ryan of Social Innovation Fund Ireland, and Padraig Vallely of Cork Foundation. The evening will be moderated by Gillian Keating of Ronan Daly Jermyn.

THINKTECH, a €1 million project to support and grow ideas for a better Ireland, was officially launched at Google by Minister for Environment, Community & Local Government, Simon Coveney, T.D. on 21st June. Created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland with support from and the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government, the unique THINKTECH challenge will identify innovative ideas that use technology to create positive social impact in Ireland.

Social Innovation Fund Ireland, and, the philanthropic arm of Google which invests in teams with bold ideas that create lasting global impact, believe that technology has the power to transform our lives for the better. Successful participants will have access to an award fund of up to €750,000, which consists of €600,000 in grants and up to €150,000 worth of support and mentoring, plus a package of Google supports. They will also enter a five month programme with Social Innovation Fund Ireland with support from

Social enterprises, charities, and other not-for-profits are eligible for participation. Applicants should be able to demonstrate how they will use both technology to make Ireland better and help solve critical social issues in an innovative way. Proposals should have already demonstrated progress towards measurable social impact; have the ability to scale across Ireland and could use a wide range of technology solutions including hardware, software, an online platform or an app.

THINKTECH is now calling for applications until July 31st, please visit 

Social Innovation Fund Ireland have teamed up with Cork Foundation to hold THINKTECH Cork on 5th July in the Port of Cork. THINKTECH is open to all projects that use technology to create positive social impact in the republic of Ireland. We are calling on all Cork innovators to come along to this discussion and apply to the THINKTECH Programme.

To register: Please visit

Password for Registration :THINKTECH



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