The restaurant guide equivalent for innovative companies in Ireland
July 2018: The five-star Marker Hotel in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock has partnered with TechIreland which will see its coffee table book Innovation Nation included in all of its 180 rooms.
Innovation Nation is the only book of its kind that captures Ireland’s innovation industry and breaks down the headline stories by region, sector and funding over a period of twelve months. The book is the work of TechIreland, founded by Niamh Bushnell, former Dublin Commissioner for Startups. TechIreland is a not-for-profit serving the Irish innovation community by tracking innovation taking place in startups and multinationals in Ireland. The platform also tracks global investors in Irish companies and product innovation hubs across the country. This data is used to attract more talent, more funding and more attention to innovation led companies in Ireland and to showcase, in a data-driven way, how attractive Ireland has become as a location to start and scale an innovation company.
Speaking about the partnership with TechIreland, General Manager, The Marker Hotel, Charlie Sheil said, “We are at the heart of Ireland’s Silicon Docks and a lot of our business travellers have some connection to technology and innovation. This partnership gives our guests a comprehensive overview of the who’s who in the Irish tech industry in one beautifully produced coffee table book. It really is the restaurant guide equivalent for those who want to know the players in the Irish tech industry!”
Building on this CEO, TechIreland, Niamh Bushnell said “The Marker Hotel is known as a networking destination and meeting point for influential people in the tech industry. These people are always asking ‘so what does the innovation ecosystem in Ireland look like?’ With Innovation Nation the answer is at their fingertips. We want this book to land in front of global decision makers and influencers, many of whom stay at The Marker.”
Innovation Nation will be available to all Marker Hotel guests from next week. The hotel plans further initiatives with TechIreland over the next year including supporting their €100M Campaign to track €100M in funding for female founders in Ireland in 2018.