Invest in Ireland Awards 2018 - Open for Entries

The Awards are open to overseas owned, internationally traded manufacturing or services companies operating in the Republic of Ireland.

There are 8 categories open for entry:

This award recognizes the contribution of foreign owned organisations involved in research and development in the Republic of Ireland.

The winner will be a project where R&D has had a positive impact on both the business and the Irish Economy.

A sample entry template can be downloaded here.

Entries should refer to a single project or projects and projects should have commenced within three years of September 24th 2018.

Ongoing projects ARE admissible.

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Organisational Profile
  • Objectives
  • Challenges
  • Execution
  • Results
  • Learnings
  • Economic Benefit
  • People & Skills Development
  • Supporting material

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry

Many inward investing organisations pivot from their original strategy to adapt to changing business conditions and to take advantage of new and emerging opportunities.  This category honours the best of these.

Entries should focus on why and how transformation took place and what the results and learnings of the transformation were.

A sample entry template can be downloaded here.

Entries should refer to a single project or projects and projects should have commenced within three years of September 24th 2018.

Ongoing projects ARE admissible.

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Organisational Profile
  • Objectives
  • Challenges
  • Execution
  • Results
  • Learnings
  • Economic Benefit
  • People & Skills Development
  • Supporting material

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry

A key platform for a successful FDI strategy is balanced investment across the coutty.

This category rewards excellence in FDI projects that take place out side of the two major FDI hubs in the Republic of Ireland (Dublin City and Cork City).

A sample entry template can be downloaded here.

Entries should refer to a single project or projects and projects should have commenced within three years of September 24th 2018.

Ongoing projects ARE admissible.

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Organisational Profile
  • Objectives
  • Challenges
  • Execution
  • Results
  • Learnings
  • Economic Benefit
  • People & Skills Development
  • Supporting material

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry

All organisations are only as good as the people who drive and work in them. This category honours programs and projects that are the best at developing the inward investing business’ skills and talent base.

The winning entry in this category will demonstrate best practice in staff development and reference how said development contributed to the business goals and developed the quality of the labour force.

A sample entry template can be downloaded here.

Entries should refer to a single project or projects and projects should have commenced within three years of September 24th 2018.

Ongoing projects ARE admissible.

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Organisational Profile
  • Objectives
  • Challenges
  • Execution
  • Results
  • Learnings
  • Economic Benefit
  • People & Skills Development
  • Supporting material

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry

Diversity is a major issue in the workplace and in general society today.  Diversity is a key component of any successful organisation and this category will shine a light on the best examples of diversity programs in FDI companies in the Republic of Ireland.

The winning entry in this category will demonstrate how business activity has created a diverse and inclusive working environment to the benefit of staff and the business.

A sample entry template can be downloaded here.

Entries should refer to a single project or projects and projects should have commenced within three years of September 24th 2018.

Ongoing projects ARE admissible.

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Organisational Profile
  • Objectives
  • Challenges
  • Execution
  • Results
  • Learnings
  • Economic Benefit
  • People & Skills Development
  • Supporting material

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry

Organisations do not exist in a vacuum and integration with the community in which they operate is crucial.  This category looks at CSR projects undertaken by inward investment companies in the republic of Ireland.  The size of the project is not necessarily a deciding factor but rather how the project integrates the business with the greater community.

A sample entry template can be downloaded here.

Entries should refer to a single project or projects and projects should have commenced within three years of September 24th 2018.

Ongoing projects ARE admissible.

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Organisational Profile
  • Objectives
  • Challenges
  • Execution
  • Results
  • Learnings
  • Economic Benefit
  • People & Skills Development
  • Supporting material

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry

This award will honour the outstanding inward investment made by a dynamic, high growth, early stage company with the potential to grow exponentially and create a large number of jobs.

Entries should refer to a single investment or investments and investments should have commenced within 18 Months of September 24th 2018.

A sample entry template can be downloaded here.

Ongoing projects ARE admissible.

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Organisational Profile
  • Objectives
  • Challenges
  • Execution
  • Results
  • Learnings
  • Economic Benefit
  • People & Skills Development
  • Supporting material

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry

This award will honour the outstanding inward investment made into the Republic of Ireland in the past 18 months .

Entries should refer to a single investment or investments and investments should have commenced within 18 Months of September 24th 2018.

A sample entry template can be downloaded here.

Ongoing projects ARE admissible.

The criteria for entry are as follows and entries should not exceed 850 words.

  • Organisational Profile
  • Objectives
  • Challenges
  • Execution
  • Results
  • Learnings
  • Economic Benefit
  • People & Skills Development
  • Supporting material

You can also add up to two URLS and two supporting documents to your entry

The FDI Hero Award recognises an individual who has across the course of their career, made an outstanding contribution to the Inward Investment Sector in Ireland.

Entries should take the form of a short essay stating the reasons why the individual should be considered by the judges as the FDI Hero (Max 850 Words)

The judging panel will consider these submissions and will also consider their own candidates.

The winner will be informed before the awards ceremony and will be invited to attend the ceremony to receive the award.