Sponsors

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.

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.

IBEC

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.

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.

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.