Skip to main content

Learn more about how we can support your business to develop your talent.

All Networks
How the Skillnet Innovation Exchange Works

How the Skillnet Innovation Exchange Works

The Skillnet Innovation Exchange is a marketplace for innovation. A large company with an innovation challenge, explains the challenge to selected SMEs, which then have the opportunity to provide a solution. When a successful solution to the challenge is selected by the corporate partner, a deal is completed between the two businesses.

Brought To You In Partnership With

  • Skillnet Ireland
  • Ludgate Hub
  • Galway Technology Centre
  • GreenTech HQ
  • rdi hub. Research. Development. Innovation.
  • Spórt Éireann. Sport Ireland.
  • the Mill. Drogheda’s Enterprise Hub.

The Skillnet Innovation Exchange Delivers


Challenges Published


Companies Engaged


Regional Hubs


Deals In Progress

Why Choose Skillnet Innovation Exchange?

Why Choose Skillnet Innovation Exchange?

Large companies with innovation challenges can access intel, feedback and solutions from skilled Irish companies, while SME companies with a skilled workforce, can avail of the opportunity to make a sale, cultivate a contact, and gain an insight into the needs of large companies. SMEs will also benefit through the process of developing the capability to perform a sales pitch to a large business.

Skillnet Innovation Exchange has successfully partnered with regional innovation hubs such as The Ludgate Hub, the Galway Technology Centre, GreenTech HQ, The Mill Hub and the RDI Hub. The continuing expansion of the Skillnet Innovation Exchange, which currently has in excess of 600 participants, allows a growing number of SMEs to enjoy the programme’s benefits, including access to an instant sales pipeline, market intelligence and the capability to sell to large companies.

“We are getting authentic and real specific business opportunities. There is really great credibility to working with the Skillnet Innovation Exchange, and it's a really good opportunity for everybody to get involved.”

- Nirina Plunkett, Get Broadcasting

Latest News

Skillnet Innovation Exchange and Sport Ireland partner to support the digital transformation of Irish sport

Skillnet Innovation Exchange announces Southeast expansion through partnership with GreenTechHQ, Wexford

Skillnet Innovation Exchange announces latest partnership with The Mill Enterprise Hub, Drogheda

Skillnet Innovation Exchange Partners with The Ludgate Hub: Call for Cork based businesses to join innovation marketplace

Stay connected with Skillnet Ireland

Receive regular news and insights from the world of talent development straight to your inbox.

By adding my email, I agree to the use of my personal data in accordance with Skillnet Ireland Privacy Policy.

* indicates required