Wicklow firm wins prestigious innovation award

A leading Wicklow based firm, Megazyme International, has won a major award at The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2016.

The company, which is based in the IDA Business Park in Bray, won the Life Sciences & Healthcare category for the analytics kits it develops for food and drink manufacturers all over the world. These companies use the kits to ensure product content and consistency.

The aim of the Awards, which are now in their seventh year, is to showcase and reward excellence in innovation across a range of products and services. Over 300 companies registered for the Awards this year.

The awards, which were attended by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, were presented at a ceremony with over 220 guests at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. The MC for the evening was Today FM’s Matt Cooper.

Michael McAleer, Innovation Editor, at The Irish Times said the awards had uncovered many truly inspiring stories of Irish innovation.

“As someone who went through all the initial applications I can assure you there is no shortage of entrepreneurial spirit on this island. It was a real challenge to pick the finalists this year, with so many great entries just missing out and the final judging panel faced a mammoth task choosing the eventual winners. Heartiest congratulations to Megazyme International, all the award winners, our finalists and all who entered the Awards this year”

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