Technology Innovation

As an innovative digital start-up or business, you will need access to technological training, knowhow, industry demonstrators and testing. ii offers its members technology innovation services to meet those needs.

Technology Transfer Service

Technology Transfer is the process of conveying results from scientific and technological research to your business, along with associated skills and procedures, making it an essential part of the technological innovation process. The process empowers ii members’ new and existing products or services.

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Living Lab Testbeds

Living Labs are open innovation ecosystems in real-life environments. ii members have access to living lab test beds and expertise in technology gateways across Ireland, in university research centres and specialist centres developing emerging digital based solutions using a hands-on approach.

Innovation-as-a-Service (IaaS) Platform

Both the Technology Transfer and Living Lab Testbed services are delivered through the IaaS platform. Watch the video to see how it works.

The IaaS platform is significant for:


Making ii members aware of the technology solutions available from key technology providers.


Developing and maintaining relationships between ii members and experts in the technology provider organisations.


Helping manage collaborative technology transfer projects between transferring organisations and ii members.


Helping organise the knowledge resources needed to successfully setup and manage living labs (test beds or sandboxes).

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Technology Trends at ii

Being an ii member exposes your business to hands-on experiences with current and emerging technology trends. Please see the examples below.

Artificial Intelligence

A field, which combines computer science and robust datasets, to enable problem-solving. It encompasses sub-fields of machine learning and deep learning, which are frequently mentioned in conjunction with artificial intelligence.


A vision of what many in the computer industry believe is the next iteration of the internet: a single, shared, immersive, persistent, 3D virtual space where humans experience life in ways they could not in the physical world.


A system in which a record of transactions, especially those made in a cryptocurrency, is maintained across computers that are linked in a peer-to-peer network.

Cloud & Platform Engineering

Delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the Internet. “The Cloud” offers faster innovation, flexible resources, and economies of scale.

Automation & IoT Connectivity

Next-level automation, process virtualisation, and IoT connectivity are key trends transforming the modern workplace, driving efficiency and connectivity across various systems and processes.

Wireless Value Realisation and SuperApps

Represents the shift towards more integrated and multifunctional applications and the growing importance of wireless technology in delivering value.

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