Applications for the Enterprise Ireland sponsored Innovation Arena at this year’s National Ploughing Championships in Laois is Now Open

For Your Information:

Details of the 2015 Innovation Area will be available online at

Applications close on Friday, May 1st at 3pm.

Any innovator or inventor with a new concept that has application within the Agricultural sector is eligible to apply. . The competition is open to both startups and established companies with new agri-tech products to showcase.  Last year’s category winners include HPSU’s clients FarmFlo, R&D project BovAlert from DIT Hothouse, established clients Dairymaster and Farm Relief Services.

The Prize Fund

The 2015 NPA Innovation Arena prize fund now totals over €65,000 in supports. Awards will be presented to the top Innovations in the following categories:

Animal Health, Agri-Software, Agri-Engineering, Safety and Young Innovator Bursary to visit Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany in November 2015.

In addition, the Overall Award Winner will receive a top prize worth €15,000 from Enterprise Ireland and The Irish Farmers Journal which includes advertising and PR Support, mentoring and a cash prize of €5,000

All finalists will receive €500 worth of advertising vouchers to promote your innovation through the Irish Farmers Journal.

Any enquiries that cannot be addressed through the website above can be directed towards



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