The Galway software company MartEye won a national enterprise award at the National Ploughing Championships this week.
MartEye won the Farm Software Award at the 2022 Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards at the Championships.
Founded at the Portershed in 2020, MartEye is a virtual auction platform for livestock and machinery in Ireland and the UK.
Needless to say, this was a huge boon to farmers during the pandemic, when COVID lockdowns made it impossible to buy and sell in person.
The awards, which showcase the future of agri-tech in Ireland, were presented at an international networking event ahead of the championship this week.
Enterprise Ireland CEO Leo Clancy said that a strong farming heritage has made Ireland a global centre for agri-tech innovation.
“By focusing on greater efficiency across every aspect of modern agriculture, Irish agri-tech businesses are delivering forward-thinking solutions to address some of the industry’s greatest challenges and changing demands.”
“The positive impacts that these solutions will have on future global agriculture, particularly in relation to environmental, sustainability and digitalisation, are inspiring.”
National Ploughing Association Managing Director Anna May McHugh said, “We’re delighted to collaborate once again with Enterprise Ireland on the Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships”.
She added that it, provides an excellent opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and innovators in the agri-tech and agri-engineering space to showcase their product at Europe’s largest outdoor event.”