Best Innovation Award



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SITA is the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and information technology doing business with almost every airline and airport in the world.

They work closely with every sector of the air transport community – innovating, developing and managing business solutions.

SITA’s biometric solutions developed in Letterkenny are used all over the world. SITA Lab, their strategic technology research arm has a role in stimulating technological innovation in the air transport industry and bring emerging technologies into SITA’s portfolio. Integrating this technology, SITA can automate the passenger process flow at the border of a country through biometric facial recognition or fingerprint matching to verify the identity of a passenger. Developing worldwide technology solutions with expertise from Letterkenny.


Larissa Feeney

SUCCESSFUL accountant Larissa Feeney founded Ireland’s first online accounting website in 2011 enabling them to deliver business beyond Donegal and across Ireland. The company now has clients in all sectors and deal with their requirements efficiently.

They use technology, in the form of online software to provide real time, up to date data.

Since 2009 they have grown to a staff of five and seen sales turnover increase and online business grow by 75% over the past year alone.

Their approach to innovation has been practical, determined and resourceful riding out the challenge of being founded during a recession. A paperless office with no filing cabinets or file storage means all documents are held in the cloud. Using professional accountancy skills to develop an online business.



Uppiddee is the first game based Employee Well-being Software, which, by focusing on Personal, Professional and Community Well-being, delivers measurable improvements in employee retention, productivity and well-being.

It is the first enterprise software product to combine an analytical and holistic approach to employee well-being.

Key business success to date includes successful trials with multinationals and the hiring of three full time employees. They also moved to the Gaeltacht after a successful funding application to Údaras na Gaeltachta and are in the process of securing first test clients in the US.

The Company has developed proprietary algorithms for risk detection, employee retention, and correlation and regression analysis of well-being and engagement metrics against productivity, costs and revenue. Using high level software development to deliver employee well-being.

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