Sean Bay, Sales Director and Co-Founder demonstrating the SureWash technology to An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. at the Pacific Science Center
An Taoiseach (Head of the Government of Ireland), Enda Kenny T.D. visited the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington on the 22nd of March to meet with the Enterprise Ireland technology company, SureWash.
Dublin-based SureWash have developed an interactive hand-hygiene training system with three core benefits – the ability to save money, time and lives – which the company now intends to leverage in the US market.
Since the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (more commonly known as “Obamacare”), the emphasis on cost-containment and reduction in the US healthcare environment cannot be underestimated. SureWash’s technology has the ability to save money by reducing the labour needed to train and audit hand-hygiene compliance – the first core benefit of the technology. Secondly, the technology can also save the time associated with hand-hygiene training and compliance by providing e-learning to healthcare professionals on hospital wards at their convenience.
Significantly, SureWash’s technology promotes effective hand-hygiene techniques which can lead to a reduction in hospital acquired infections and ultimately save lives. The importance of hand-hygiene in the US hospital environment should be underestimated – it is estimated that approximately 100,000 Americans die annually from hospital acquired infections with an associated cost for treating these infections of approximately $30 billion each year. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimate that 50% of these hospital acquired infections could be prevented by better hand-hygiene – validating the need for SureWash’s technology in the US hospital environment.
The purpose of the Taoiseach’s visit to the Pacific Science Center was to acknowledge the inclusion of the SureWash technology in a new health and wellness exhibition. The “WellbodyAcademy” is the first new permanent exhibition in the Pacific Science Center in more that a decade and was established to demonstrate good living practices in hygiene, nutrition, exercise and sleep.
The inclusion of SureWash’s hand-hygiene training system in the new exhibition was supported by a group of clinical experts associated with the Pacific Science Center. Furthermore, each of the three SureWash hand-hygiene training systems on display were sponsored directly by the Seattle Children’s Hospital – further validating the opportunity for SureWash’s technology in the US healthcare environment.
Following a demonstration of the SureWash technology, the Taoiseach congratulated SureWash’s Sales Director and Co-Founder, Sean Bay on their inclusion in the new exhibition and acknowledged SureWash as an example of an Irish technology company that had developed an innovative solution for a global problem. The Taoiseach made reference to the significant impact that SureWash’s technology had made in the Mater Hospital in Dublin and wished the company success as they introduce the solution to the hospitals in the US.
From Dublin, SureWash has forged strong links with the Seattle area through the use of Microsoft licensed solutions and the Microsoft Kinect Camera in their interactive training system and the Pacific Science Center where their technology is on display is strongly supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Also in attendance at the event were a number of SureWash’s key contacts in the Seattle area including representatives from Group Health Cooperative, Seattle Children’s Hospital and the North West Kidney Centers.
Find out more about SureWash at www.surewash.com or follow on Twitter @surewash!
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. speaking at SureWash event at the Pacific Science Center
Pictured from L to R: Scott Armstrong, Group Health Cooperative; An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D.; Dr. Sanford Melzer, Seattle Children’s Hospital; Michal Anderson, Pacific Science Center; and Sean Bay, SureWash
All photographs courtesy of © Shelly Oberman Photography
George Moore, a US-based specialist in the field of data/precision analytics, has been announced as the technology Start-up Ambassador for the US, as part of its strategy to promote Ireland and to encourage overseas entrepreneurs to locate their start-up businesses in Ireland. This follows on from earlier appointments of Start-Up Ambassadors for key markets in the UK, China and Middle East, and for the life sciences sector in the US.
Mr Moore is a pioneer in the development of real time analytics and information technology for business applications, with many years experience in the region. He has particular expertise in the area of consumer scoring technologies for real time applications in the telecom, media, and retail industries. He will now bring this vast experience to working closely with Enterprise-Ireland to highlight Ireland and what it has to offer for technology start-ups.
This announcement marks the fifth international start-up ambassador appointed by Enterprise Ireland over the past year. It follows on the appointment of Dylan Collins for the UK market, Paul Kenny for the Middle East, Liam Casey for the Greater China Region, and Dr Art Rosenthal as Life Sciences Start-up Ambassador for the US.
The announcement follows on the launch late last year of a dedicated €10 million International Start-Up Fund to target investor ready overseas entrepreneurs to start their business inIreland. Administered by Enterprise Ireland, the fund is open to company promoters anywhere in the world, but is targeted particularly at the Irish Diaspora, international expatriates, the ‘New Diaspora’ (people from overseas who have previously worked or studied in Ireland), as well as serial and mobile entrepreneurs.
Lorcan O’Sullivan, Manager of Enterprise Ireland’s Overseas Entrepreneurship Department, said: ‘We are delighted to have a high profile figure such as George Moore as a US Ambassador for Enterprise Ireland’s international start-ups programme. George has not only experience of running large multinational operations, he has also extensive knowledge of start-ups as an investor. An increasing number of mobile international entrepreneurs are coming to Ireland as their location of choice to start a new business. The volume of enquiries is double that of last year and this is certainly encouraging for us. It is a tremendous boost to have a person of the calibre of George Moore, with his extensive experience and business networks and based locally in the US, who can support this programme and share his experience with other US entrepreneurs looking to start up in Ireland’.
George Moore added:
‘No one ever started a large company! All companies including such Fortune 500 companies as HP, Intel, Microsoft and Google were start-ups and all began as an idea with smart people, experienced advisors, luck, and access to capital. I look forward to working with Enterprise Ireland to drive entrepreneurial enterprises to Ireland’.
To find out more about the International Start-Up Fund and Ireland as a location for your business visit: www.startinireland.com
Tanco Autowrap began producing light engineering products in the early 1960s. Today, Tanco Autowrap produces the widest range of quality agricultural wrapping machinery in the world, exporting them to over 30 countries worldwide.
Tanco is committed to developing innovative agricultural wrapping machinery and agricultural machinery implements distinguished by high performance, durability and functionality.
Tanco Autowrap in conjunction with their importer Hamilton Equipment, Ephrata, PA wishes to appoint a Product Manager to increase sales of Tanco Bale Wrapping machines and implements.
This is a new and exciting position that will require frequent travel around the East Coast & Midwest and strong sales skills to sell Tanco’s products to existing, and new dealers.
If you have a lot of drive and energy, a strong sales record with proven results in the agricultural equipment or power equipment industry, are a self-starter with strong prospecting and closing skills, and like to travel (car) several weeks each month, Tanco Autowrap would like to hear from you.
This is a full-time position with training provided, great working environment, growth opportunities, company paid car, health insurance, 401K, etc.
Launching today is a new online resource directory for tech companies entering the US market. TechResources.us provides Irish technology companies doing business in the US with trusted and up-to-date information and connections to essential in-market resources, services and supports. These include accelerators, professional services providers, networking groups, investors, co-working spaces, conferences, online resources and academic research centres.
At the launch Nick Marmion, Head of Software with Enterprise Ireland’s Americas team said:
It can be challenging for Irish companies to find relevant and trusted resources using an online search so we’re offering clients this tailored directory as a starting point. The aim of the directory is to help Irish companies to understand and connect with the market before they even leave Ireland.
From there, Enterprise Ireland’s team in America can help clients to hone their market entry strategy and introduce them to the decision makers and relationships they’ll need to accelerate their growth over time”.
The directory was developed by MarketSprint, a market entry consulting firm based in New York and has been customised specifically to the needs of Irish technology exporters.
There are currently over 1,600 qualified resources in the TechResources directory and users can search by location, vertical market or resource type and refine their search using keywords. Directory entries are enhanced with one-click connections to key people or communities via Linkedin, Twitter, phone or email.
In addition to offering clients quick access to market knowledge, the TechResources directory encourages Irish tech companies to share their knowledge and expertise with each other.
As Nick explains:
Clients can use the directory to share their own favourite US resources, and they’ll get credit for doing so. This is an opportunity to create a community of Irish knowledge around the practical resources needed for US market entry.
Access to the directory requires a sponsor code. To get yours please email Request@TechResources.US using your company email address.
Enterprise Ireland, a government organization responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets, wants to see technology companies from the Emerald Isle make it onto the global stage.
This full page interview by Andrew Berg in the CTIA Show Daily showcases some of the clients on the Ireland Pavilion at CTIA 2012.
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Cubic Telecom‘s Maxroam has been made PCMAG.COM current Editors’ Choice for a global roaming SIM card. The editors found Cubic Telecom’s roaming SIM card to be inexpensive and flexible enough to make a good solution for anyone traveling to Europe. The article also focused on the ease with which the Maxroam SIM card can be set up, as well as the ability to easily monitor data usage. PCMAG.COM were impressed with the Maxroam website’s ability to quote data usage in real time, the warning messages provided to customers when a phone is low on credit, as well the lack of ambiguity with the final bill since it is a prepaid card.
To see the full article written by Sascha Segan and Wendy Sheehan Donnell of PCMAG.COM, please click on the following link: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2397507,00.asp
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Location: The Dogwood Room,
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
15 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709
8.45am -11.30am: Life Sciences Networking Event
An Irish delegation is embarking on an upcoming trade mission to strengthen economic and trade ties between North Carolina and Ireland. A key element to the Mission is a Life Science networking and partnering event to take place at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
The life Science event will showcase 14 of Ireland’s visiting high technology Life Science companies (Pharma and Medical Device click Enterprise Ireland Companies to view each company). The event will take place in an informal networking environment with table top displays by the guest companies. North Carolina Life Science companies are welcome to come and meet the visiting Irish companies to discuss their technologies, the life science sectors in North Carolina and Ireland, new developments in the sectors, collaboration and supplier opportunities.
The event will be opened by remarks from the Irish Government Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D. and Richard Stack, President, Synecor. This event will start at 8.45am and give the opportunity for meetings and informal networking between North Carolina based and the visiting Irish companies.
You are warmly invited to come along and meet examples of technologies from the burgeoning Irish Life Science sector and network with the visitors and local colleagues.
Please RSVP to: Eoin.Moore@Enterprise-Ireland.com. For more information, please call: Eoin Moore on 212 546 0470
Enterprise Ireland Bringing an Innovative Group of Software Vendors to Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Los Angeles, CA
Location: June 15, 2011 – Enterprise Ireland, the Trade & Technology agency of the Irish Government, is arriving in the U.S. as a Bronze Sponsor of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2011. In Booth #328, they will be showcasing some of Ireland’s most innovative Microsoft vendor solutions. Thirteen companies will represent the best of Irish software development, offering solutions for a range of applications that include telecommunications, mobility, social media and/or networking, e-learning/ education, energy efficiency, financial services, information security, virtualization, and more.
These Irish companies will join the scene in Los Angeles this July 10-14 to share their business-ready solutions with the Microsoft reseller channel. Each ISV is committed to expanding their network of reselling partners and will be “meeting and greeting” in person at the conference. More information can be found on each of these companies on their websites:
Enterprise Ireland client Tango Telecom (www.tangotelecom.com) will be at the Rural Cellular Association (RCA) Convention in Las Vegas this week to showcase it’s solution for mid-tier carriers in the U.S. Tango Telecom helps telcos of all sizes to charge in real-time for data roaming and also implement policy control management and minimize subscriber bill shock. U.S. RCA members will now be looking closely at how they can monetize data roaming following a recent ruling by the FCC. Tango Telecom has been working successfully with carriers all over the world in this area for many years. At the RCA convention, Tango Telecom announced a deployment with a mid-tier APAC telecom, which will be an interesting initiative for the RCA members to watch.
At Mobile World Congress this week, Tango Telecom won a coveted Global Mobile Award for Best Customer Care and CRM Solution for its iAX™ Dynamic Pricing Service with Airtel Uganda. The deployment was the most successful service ever measured by Airtel with uptake exceeding 65% in the first two months.