Exhibitors 2021

Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies is a unique family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information. From device to edge to core to cloud, capabilities must be omnipresent and ubiquitous – and Dell Technologies plays a critical role in all of those, with the most comprehensive portfolio of validated and customized solutions designed to support 5G and edge deployments.

Digital Lean Solutions

The mission of Digital Lean Solutions is to simplify and streamline business processes to ensure your smooth operational success. We enjoy making people's lives easier by applying best practice, lean methodologies, and digital solutions. We are obsessed with HOW company's DO what they do. Our results free you up to focus on what you Do best. Our expertise ensures we apply a systematic Lean approach that is enhanced with our digital smarts to optimise your business goals. So why continue wrestling with frustrating processes?

Let Digital Lean Solutions accelerate your business performance by ensuring that you have the right design and digital capabilities at the heart of your operational practices.

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.

Expertivity Technologies

We are Master Practitioners in the Disciplines of Operational and Enterprise Excellence and are uniquely positioned in the market given our deep expertise in Business Model Alignment, People Development, Process Improvement and Technology Deployment, the 4 pillars of Enterprise Excellence.
Clients leverage our deep expertise in understanding and addressing the unique challenges facing these sectors in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of their performance.


Ibec is Ireland’s largest lobby and business representative group. Its purpose is to help build a better, sustainable future by influencing, supporting and delivering for business success. Ibec positions are shaped by its diverse membership, which range from small to large, domestic to multinational and 39 trade associations which cover a wide range of industry sectors.

ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet
Helping Businesses Be the Best They Can Be

Exploring new and better ways of working that will bring improvements in the shortest time.

Learning how a challenge that has kept you awake at night has been solved by others.

And knowing that you’re building a strong company not just for yourself, but as part of your commitment to Ireland’s competitive future.

The key to it all is SHARING. A coming together for the good of not just one, but for all. At the Irish Centre of Business Excellence, our Members know that power is gained by sharing knowledge, not holding on to it. Because knowledge only reaches its true potential when we pass it on – and watch it multiply. Without a doubt, some of the most successful companies in the world are those who share, collaborate and practice free exchange of ideas.

This ‘willingness to work together’ is in the DNA of the ICBE, and has seen us help set, support and share best business practice, skills and knowledge for all our Members within the manufacturing and service industries.

Through events, customised funded training, Benchmarking Visits to exemplary companies and our unique Call for Support process we facilitate continuous improvement, spread innovations and collectively solve problems for the good of all.

ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet
This comprehensive Skillnet is committed to promoting innovation and productivity though industry-led training for the manufacturing and service sectors in Ireland. Advanced methodologies and technology are key focus areas.

Focusing initially on Lean, Six Sigma and Shingo, this Skillnet has expanded to include key technologies and methodologies from automation to data analytics and additive manufacturing.

IDA Ireland

IDA supports a range of overseas companies from small high growth businesses to large multinationals. IDA Ireland’s main objective is to encourage investment into Ireland by foreign-owned companies. Our success is measured by the impact on the Irish economy of FDI and IDA supported companies.

Institute of Technology Sligo

IT Sligo is Ireland's largest provider of online accredited Lean, Six Sigma and Operational Excellence programmes.  Over 10,000 participants from Irish organisations have registered for our free online White Belt programme which is run twice per year in October and April.  https://www.itsligo.ie/about-it-sligo/online-learning/free-courses/

IT Sligo also offers follow-on programmes at Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt level as well as full degree and MSc programmes in Quality.  We are currently working with several organisations assisting them in rolling out their organisation-wide Lean and Operational Excellence (OpEx) programmes.

IT Sligo is a leading provider of online/ flexible learning programmes to industry, particularly in the medical device, pharma and biopharma sectors. Presently IT Sligo has in excess of 4,500 online/blended learning students, enrolled on over 140 programmes spanning Levels 6 to 10 of the National Qualifications Framework. Therefore over half of IT Sligo students are currently in the workforce and taking one of our courses to upskill.

With online teaching at the heart of our Institute, students experience a fully supported learning journey from our dedicated Centre for Online Learning. Throughout our 17-year history of teaching online, IT Sligo has attracted over 30,000 enrolments from students both in Ireland and across the globe.

Through collaborative partnerships and deep linkages with industry, IT Sligo leads the way in delivering online accredited qualifications that meet the demands of developing future skills in the workplace. Drop by our virtual booth to discuss how we can help you roll out Lean & Opex programmes to your organisation in a flexible and cost-effective format.

Jigsaw Better Business

A common feeling among our clients is that of being stuck, completing thankless tasks, and a frustration that they are not getting the return on the hard work they are putting in. A belief that there must be a better way. A recent comment from one of our clients confirmed that again, they were stuck in their business and felt that there had to be a better way. They felt that the lean approach helped them untangle their business and moreover, the coaching and mentoring approach of our team engaged them and their employees. We did not just see the process but also the people behind the process. The business in now in a BETTER place to grow.

Jigsaw Better Business is an Award-Winning Enterprise Ireland, IDA and Local Enterprise Office Lean Service Provider, and through creative problem solving, people development & process innovation, we help great businesses BE BETTER!
Since 2017 we have supported over 200 business to Grow Lean.

Lean is about more than cash savings to many businesses and teams, for some it is about building a stable, secure, and sustainable business that is agile enough to face economic challenges. For others it is about liberating themselves from Non-Value adding activities through questioning and re-designing their processes, allowing them to focus on business growth and Value-Adding activities. For most, Lean has given them the ability to get home on time, work less at the weekends, while still getting the work done. All of these businesses achieved these outcomes by focusing on the elimination of waste from their processes, creating standards, implementing visual management, applying 6S-Workplace organisation to their workplace, and by accepting that what has taken us this far in the business, may not take us where we want to go. Jigsaw Better Business can help your great business and team BE BETTER!

Our Team

Our team are all experienced Master Black Belts, Lean Black Belts, Six Sigma Black Belts, Scrum Masters, Project Managers with years of experience in the business world. Moreover, they are coaches and mentors first and have the agility to apply their knowledge, skills, and ability to all sectors by focusing on the issue at hand and leveraging the industry expertise of the client.

The Jigsaw Better Business team are People-People and using tools from Lean, Six Sigma & Design Thinking and techniques such as coaching, mentoring & training, we are in the unique position to guide the person and the process through the change cycle. Our highly experienced and qualified trainers and mentors support all participants on their Lean journey.

Jigsaw Better Business is focused on building better businesses, we have built up a strong reputation for “standing out but fitting in” and pride ourselves on listening and helping the great businesses Be Better!

Leading Edge Group

Leading Edge Group was established in 1995 in Cork, Ireland by our CEO Joe Aherne. We have continued to grow and expand with operations in Canada, Australia and the Middle East. Joe established the business when he realized that positive change is achieved by going back to the very basics – the people. Leading Edge Group was established to help the real experts – every manager, every operator, every administrator, every clinician, every CEO. With our experience, we act as a lever for change to allow you to realize your organization’s true potential. In over 25 years, we have worked with more than 1,000 satisfied clients to deliver anything from full organization-wide transformations, rapid improvement events to customized training solutions, all of which have created over $1B in improvement savings.

We are a leader in the provision of:

  • Business Transformation
  • Digital Lean
  • Change management
  • Strategy development and deployment
  • Process/operational improvements
  • Climate Action Solutions

In 2017 Joe Aherne established boutique management consulting firm, ReganStein which is redefining the management consulting sector, offering highly experienced consultants for strategic and tactical business projects.

ReganStein’s rigorously selected and “hand-picked” consultants, provide specialised, in-depth knowledge and expertise in areas that span the full supply chain. A veritable ‘one stop shop’ for business and public sector organisations in Ireland.

During 2021 Leading Edge Group created a new business offering Environmental & Energy Assessments and associated projects.

Climeaction is transforming the Climate Action solutions space through offering services to organizations of all scales. We help you navigate the challenges in taking action. Climate change is the single largest problem facing our planet, all of us, our animals, and our ecosystems.

We take a full picture approach to Climate Action, bringing together a diverse team of experts from across the industry to deliver practical and measurable results.

Climate Action is an incredibly complex business problem, as true action requires a fully integrated approach, right across the supply chain from raw materials through to the consumer and beyond.

Lean Construction Ireland

WHO WE ARE… Lean Construction Ireland is an all-island, independent, and voluntary not-for-profit association whose members passionately believe that Lean Thinking & Practices can enable and sustain enhanced effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and profitability for the Irish Construction Sector, Clients, and Supply Chain.

WHAT WE DO… Lean Construction Ireland leads a community of learning and practice that promotes the application of Lean Thinking & Practices throughout the Irish Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) sector so as to realise value-add for all stakeholders in the value chain. It supports the free and open exchange of knowledge, information, and experiences around good practices and case studies. It also supports ongoing research into Lean practices nationally and globally, their application to AEC, and their sharing with the wider Lean Construction Ireland Community. It is aligned to LCI USA.

CORE VALUES… Collaboration. Leadership. Teamwork. Commitment. Knowledge. Innovation. Integrity.


RIKON is a centre of innovation in Business Technology Management situated on the WIT campus in the heart of the South East of Ireland. We engage in academic and applied research and through our business consultancy department we specialise in solving business problems and creating commercial opportunities through pioneering research advancements across business strategy, innovation, design, operational excellence and technology optimisation.

We hire uniquely skilled individuals and from across multi- disciplines: people who have in-depth understanding of business strategy, research insights, technology and design thinking. We utilise knowledge from academia and practice to advance the state of the art and incubate the future. We are different from other firms and research centres because we bring research science to the art of business strategy and innovation.

S A Partners

Over the last 25 years we have supported organisations across the world deliver sustainable organizational transformation programmes. We support our clients develop their internal capability and their systems, ensuring they achieve long term success.

We have a passion for improvement and we want individuals and organisations to make a positive impact and succeed. With five SHINGO award-winning publications we are also recognized as thought-leaders within the international Lean community.

SeaChange Ltd

SeaChange offers market-leading EHS consultancy, behaviour-based safety (BBS) solutions, safety culture measurement and auditing, lean risk management tools, digital safety products and bespoke safety culture programme design and delivery within multiple sectors including manufacturing, pharma, medical device, FMCG, and SMEs. Client 'safety culture' results include 80% increase in staff safety engagement; 78% decrease in LTIs; 25% increase in global audit scores and 65% increase in EHS KPIs.

Stockil Continuous Improvement

MTU’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems, CAMMS, is a Continuing Professional Development centre dedicated to providing opportunities for workforce development and personal upskilling.  CAMMS capitalises on the extensive expertise within MTU together with external professionals to deliver up to date education and training programmes. CAMMS provides career focussed education for the benefit of the personal, intellectual and professional development of students and to solve problems directly related to skills required by industry.

Stockil Continuous Improvement deliver courses in operational excellence and continuous improvement, using Lean Sigma.  We work in partnership with CAMMS to deliver the following Lean Sigma QQI accredited courses:

Lean Sigma Yellow Belt, QQI Level 6

Lean Sigma Green Belt, QQI Level 7

Lean Sigma Black Belt, QQI Level 8

Lean Sigma Master Black Belt, QQI Level 9

Lean Sigma is a very successful methodology based on the elimination of waste, reduction in variability and improvement in efficiency.  Lean Sigma is applicable to large or small organisations, in public and private sectors and in service and production.

In addition to course delivery, we work with clients to help them implement improvements across their organisation. Our engagement model works on the basis of helping organisations to Educate, Empower and Achieve individuals, teams and the organisation as a whole.

The ADVANCE Centre for Professional Education

The ADVANCE Centre for Professional Education was founded in 2020 by University College Dublin, IT Sligo, and TU Dublin and brings together academic experts and industry leaders from across the high-tech sector with the common goal of delivering a portfolio of modules and courses addressing Irish industry’s future skills needs in the digital transformation arena.  A key goal of the Centre is to support upskilling professional learners seeking flexible study options alongside full-time students.

The ADVANCE Centre for Professional Education offers a wide range of industry relevant, QQI accredited courses (QQI Levels 6-9) in Digital Transformation Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, delivered by top colleges in Ireland (UCD, IT Sligo and TU Dublin), with two course admission intakes per year (September and January), across a wide range of areas.

  • Advanced Electronic System Design
  • AI for Medicine
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Data in Context
  • Digital Agriculture
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Health Data Analytics
  • Quantum Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Flexible study options include individual modular study, part-time and full-time degrees at certificate, diploma, and master’s degree level, with online/blended/on campus, part-time and full-time learning options.

ADVANCE Centre modules and degree programmes are taught by:

  • UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering
  • UCD School of Computer Science
  • UCD School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • UCD School of English, Drama and Film
  • UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • UCD School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
  • UCD School of Medicine
  • UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
  • IT Sligo, Faculty of Engineering and Design
  • TU Dublin School Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Visit https://www.advancecentre.ie  or simply email info@advancecentre.ie for further details.


TWi is an exciting high-growth company. We are a team of technical content creators and consultants supporting leading technology and life sciences companies to create the ideal end-user experience for their internal and external clients.

As knowledge transfer professionals, we are experts in:
• Technical Writing
• Translation and Localization
• Technical Writing Training
• SAP Enable Now Content Services
• Technical Writing for Emerging Technologies

We are focused on making it easy for our clients to work with us. Whether we’re working on Instructions for Use for a medical device, process documentation for developing life-saving drugs, or an online help system for a software application, we guarantee high-quality results and timely delivery. Our expert teams support clients in improving operational efficiency, sales, and customer satisfaction, reducing human/user error rates, and achieving their business objectives.

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College's Office of Corporate Partnership and Knowledge Exchange supports both industry engagement and the commercialisation of Trinity research. The office reaches out to industry and the business community to develop partnerships which enable industry to benefit from the world leading teaching, research and infrastructure within Trinity.

At Enterprise Excellence, we are highlighting the work of the Centre for Innovative Human Systems. This group look at Human Factors - how the human in business processes affects the outcome both positively and negatively.

Other areas of expertise are Digital Marketing, Human Resources and Supply Chain management.

TU Dublin Hothouse

TU Dublin Hothouse is the award-winning Knowledge Transfer and Incubation Centre (Greenway Hub) located on the Grangegorman Campus in TU Dublin. We are responsible for the commercialisation of intellectual property arising from TU Dublin research. We are the hub of innovation and technology transfer activities and have a range of spinout technologies available to industry across Life Sciences, Food, ICT, Software, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing and Clean Technologies.

University of Limerick

The University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focussed university with over 15,000 students. It is a young, energetic and enterprising with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship.

At UL we are dedicated to educating the workforce in Ireland and internationally. Our progressive programmes are fully accredited, informed by industry and designed for working professionals. Our students gain practical real-world knowledge and experience that they can apply immediately in their current roles or to their future career ambitions. Our courses combine industry relevant content and best practice techniques that are proven to improve learner’s employability. In addition to established programmes we design programmes specifically for organisations working closely with them to ensure the course is relevant, challenging and satisfies the needs of the organisation.

For the past 20 years, the University of Limerick has delivered world class quality programmes in Lean and Six Sigma and currently offers these at Introductory, Specialist Diploma, Masters Level and Doctorate level. We are also the first university in Ireland to offer executive apprenticeships at higher level and in partnership with our industry consortia across several sectors, we have developed a suite of seven apprenticeships ranging from a level 7 diploma to a level 10 doctorate in enterprise excellence and other key industry areas area.

This year we have an unprecedented amount of government funded programmes through the July Stimulus, Springboard + and Apprenticeship programmes offering up to 100% fee funding

For further queries contact helen.brown@ul.ie