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Silicon republic article on TSSG

Great article on Silicon Republic today about the origins of TSSG and how it works with industrial partners.

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BIM services

The BIM Collective Research Group  at WIT have taken the lead in helping architects, construction engineers and product designers to realise the potential of Building Information Systems technology. At a recent BIM Showcase forum, WIT staff along with industry experts and practitioners confirmed the need for Irish companies to understand and adopt BIM as a means of developing and maintaining competitiveness. As a result, WIT and CITA have launched an initiative, comprising training, information events  and consultancy services. 

Training – ‘Revit Essentials’ course 
Commencing on Wednesday 12th March, the 8-week Revit Essentials course will be held on Wednesday evenings (6.30-9.30pm), at WIT's main campus. The cost is €450. If you would like to find out more including how to register please email

CITA ‘BIM2WIN’ event 
At the Tower Hotel on Friday 7th March. This event will include presentations by Ralph Montague from Arcdox and the CITA LinkedIn Group as well as professionals based in the South-East who are using BIM. Registration is available here.

Consultancy – Enterprise Ireland's Innovation Voucher scheme,
WIT is the premier service provider within EI's Innovation Vouchers programme. The BIM Collective Research team is working with many of the leading construction services firms around the country on a range of consultancy projects which are funded through this scheme.The next call for Innovation Vouchers will be open from Wed 19th March to Wed 26th March and the BIM team would be delighted to companies develop their applications.

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2014 Innovation Vouchers schedule

Enterprise Ireland have announced the 2014 schedule for standard Innovation Voucher applications. 

Wed., 19th March at 3pm Wed., 26th March at 3pm
Wed., 7th May, 2014 at 3pm Wed., 21st May, 2014 at 3pm
Wed., 17th September, 2014 at 3pm Wed., 1st October, 2014 at 3pm


FastTrack (co-funded) Vouchers can be applied for at any time and have a turn-around time of about 2 weeks.

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TSSG Spin-out FeedHenry Ltd. wins ITLG/Digicel Mobile Essential Award

ITLG’s Silicon Valley Global Technology Forum took place last week in Limerick, City of Culture 2014. The event was attended, over two-days, by world leaders in technology, innovation and science. Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland opened the event by saying ‘Ideas matter; conversations around ideas fuel the development of science and innovation; and the outworking of good ideas make a positive impact on the efficiency of our economy and quality of our society.’

A networking gala dinner and awards ceremony concluded the event on Tuesday evening, 28th January. TSSG Spinout FeedHenry Ltd.’ was announced as the winner of this year’s ‘ITLG/ Digicel Mobile Essential Award’, adding to the collection of awards already received by the company. Barry Downes, Founder of FeedHenry and TSSG CEO attended the event and said “I am delighted to congratulate Cathal McGloin, CEO FeedHenry, Micheal O Foghlu, CTO, Elaine Fennelly, CFO and all the FeedHenry team on winning this prestigious ITLG/Digicel award”.

FeedHenry spun-out from TSSG in 2010, completed a Series A round of financing for $9 million in 2013 and now has offices in Waterford, Dublin, London and Boston. FeedHenry plans to grow to 140 staff by the end of 2014 with most the staff being employed in Waterford, Ireland.

About FeedHenry
FeedHenry is an authority on cloud based mobile apps solutions for enterprise. Built from the ground up to support enterprise apps in the cloud our next generation platform provides Creative App Development, Easy Integration and Rapid Deployment.

About ITLG
The Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) is a non-profit organisation comprised of global technology leaders who are Irish or Irish-American. The Group includes senior executives from some of the world’s leading corporations, each of whom are committed to promoting the technology connection between Ireland and Silicon Valley, and helping Ireland address the challenges of embracing new technology opportunities.

About TSSG
Over the past five years, TSSG has delivered innovative solutions to over 110 Irish companies, and has created 11 spin out companies in the South East including the award winning FeedHenry, a groundbreaking mobile cloud platform company, and ZolkC, a leading provider of mobile technology for international visitor attractions.

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GBR -Tech Start-up of The Week

Great profile of GBR in Silicon Republic today.

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