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NCI leads SPuMoNI to shortlist at Technology Ireland Awards

National College of Ireland is proud to be shortlisted for the 30th Technology Ireland Industry Awards, in the Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year category, for SPuMoNI (Smart Pharmaceutical Manufacturing).
SPuMoNI has developed state-of-the-art data quality assessment models that account for industry pharma regulations and analyse data behaviour patterns over time to identify outliers (data that violates compliance) Underpinned by cloud-based data analytics and blockchain technologies, this semi-autonomous data quality control decision support system is more efficiently ensuring best pharmaceutical manufacturing practices at European pharma facilities.
“We are already very proud of SPuMoNI, which is greatly improving quality control in pharmaceutical production, however it is very gratifying to see our work recognised objectively and we thank the judges for their consideration,” said Dr Adriana E. Chis, Principal Investigator SPuMoNI and Assistant Professor in Computing.
Technology Ireland reported a phenomenal response to applications this year, leading to a record 52 entries shortlisted for the 30th Technology Ireland Industry Awards. NCI’s shortlisting sees it in some very prestigious company, with the mix of indigenous Irish-owned companies and FDI companies shortlisted presenting clear evidence of the vibrancy of the Irish tech sector. 
Technology Ireland, alongside platinum sponsors EY Ireland, gold sponsors Fidelity Investments, Workhuman, TikTok, Microsoft and Enterprise Ireland, extended their congratulations to the successful finalists. The winners will be announced at the annual Technology Ireland Awards ceremony on the 18 November in the Round Room at the Mansion House, Dublin.
“NCI will be proud to represent the SPuMoNI team (PQE Group, IDA Fareva, Universitat Politècnica de València, NCI’s Cloud Competency Centre, and University of Thessaly) at the Technology Ireland Awards Ceremony. We congratulate Technology Ireland on their 30th anniversary and look forward to sharing the occasion with our peers from UCC, UCD and Trinity, who are also shortlisted in this category.” Dr Horacio González-Vélez, co- Principal Investigator SPuMoNI and Founding Head of The Cloud Competency Centre.

Members of the SPuMoNI team
Director of Technology Ireland, Una Fitzpatrick, said: “As we celebrate 30 years of the Technology Ireland Awards, it is encouraging to, once again, see such a great response in applications.
“Throughout the past 30 years, the technology sector has been a shining light for innovation, creativity, adaptability and resilience and this is reflected in the high calibre of applications received across all categories. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of all our finalists at our Awards Ceremony in November.
“Each year we receive a tremendous response in applications from the indigenous tech community, and this year is no different. These Awards give us an exciting opportunity to see the next big Irish tech success stories. The large number of applications received for the Emerging Company of the Year award, and the lead award category, the Digital Technology Company of the Year Award, sponsored by EY Ireland, highlight the continued strength of the indigenous tech sector.
Marie Treacy, Technology Sector Leader and Partner with Platinum Awards sponsor EY Ireland, commented: “On behalf of EY Ireland I warmly congratulate this year’s shortlisted companies in the Technology Ireland Awards. This brilliant cohort of indigenous and international companies alike have demonstrated the capacity to inspire and challenge thinking in all aspects of our lives, encouraging our leaders to reach for ever greater ambitions, driving transformation and renewed growth. These companies have all demonstrated their dedication to being at the cutting edge of technology and thinking, thus supporting innovation right across society, ensuring Ireland maintains its position as a centre of excellence for business, investment and growth.”
Lorna Martyn, Ireland Regional Chair and SVP Technology, Fidelity Investments, and Chair of Technology Ireland said: “We are heartened by the incredible response to the Tech4Good award categories this year.  The record level of entries underscores the ambition present in the technology industry for societal good.”
The next stage of the awards will see the shortlisted entries present to 11 independent judging panels, composed of CEOs and founders of successful Irish technology companies, and leaders within the technology sector.
The award categories include: Digital Technology Company of the Year; Emerging Company of the Year; Outstanding Achievement in International Growth; Technology Innovation of the Year; Digital Technology Services Project of the Year; Tech 4 Good – Product/ Service Award; Tech 4 Good – Community Award; Tech 4 Good – Sustainability Award; Women in Tech Company Initiative of the Year; Excellence in Talent Development Award; Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year. Details of the Awards Ceremony can be found on, and below is the shortlist:

Digital Technology Company of the Year

  • MCO MyComplianceOffice
  • Siren
  • GridBeyond
  • Spanish Point Technologies
  • Stryve

Emerging Company of the Year

  • Protex AI
  • Ardanis
  • SmartRoutes
  • Avatar Academy
  • VisionR

Outstanding Achievement in International Growth

  • Nutritics
  • BoatyardX
  • Spanish Point Technologies
  • ID-Pal

Technology Innovation of the Year

  • Protex AI
  • Cilter
  • CameraMatics
  • danalto
  • TEKenable Ltd

Digital Technology Services Project of the Year

  • WrxFlo
  • Triangle Technology Services

Tech 4 Good – Product/ Service Award

  • Gabadoo
  • Cilter
  • Kids Speech Labs
  • Each&Other | Gen+
  • OpenSky

Tech 4 Good – Community Award

  • Fujitsu Ireland
  • Sonalake
  • Code Institute
  • Fidelity Investments Ireland
  • Gabadoo

Tech 4 Good – Sustainability Award

  • Host in Ireland
  • Johnson Controls
  • Nutritics
  • Go Eve & DockChain
  • Future Planet

Women in Tech Initiative of the Year

  • Fidelity Investments Ireland
  • Google Ireland
  • Code Institute
  • Huawei Ireland
  • STEM Passport for Inclusion

Excellence in Talent Development

  • Fidelity Investments Ireland
  • Fenergo
  • Avatar Academy
  • Legato Ireland

Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year

  • pHetalSafe - INFANT Research Centre, University College Cork
  • The ALPACA Project - Learnovate Centre
  • SpuMoNI: Data Integrity and Traceability in Pharma - National College of Ireland
  • OpenIreland at CONNECT, Trinity College Dublin
  • CeADAR Centre for Applied AI