Cork Innovates Speaks at Interceltic Digital Day, Lorient

Announcement Date: August 10, 2016

Siobhán Finn, Project Director of the Cork Innovates Partnership, was invited to speak at a panel  on the Irish Startup Scene at the Interceltic Digital Day, a day of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Lorient, France.

44The Interceltic Digital Day is co-ordinated by Breizh Amerika, an organisation established to promote and sponsor a number of wide-ranging, innovative and economic projects between the United States of America and the region of Brittany, France.

This year’s event, running from 5 to 14 August, has once again become the world capital of celtitude. The programme focused on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, through conferences, roundtables and networking with many international speakers.

Topics up for discussion included the economic effect of Brexit, technology in agriculture, the internationalization of startups Breton and the revolution of Artificial Intelligence.

Cork Innovates was present, representing the Cork startup contingency, and took part in a panel titled – What’s Next for Ireland’s Startup Scene?

33Siobhán had plenty to speak about, particularly with Cork selected as the first ever European host of the Startup Nations Summit this year.

The Summit will take place alongside the Global Startup Gathering 2016, in November this year.

Cork is expected to welcome many international delegates, as well as innovative startups from all over the world. The future of startups looks very bright in Ireland, and particular in Cork over the coming months.