Nov 02 2016 Posted: 14:19 GMT

The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), hosted by NUI Galway, has been shortlisted for the the ISA (Irish Software Association) Software Awards 2016 in the ‘Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year’ category.

Following publication of shortlisted entries, the 30 shortlisted companies will present to eight independent panels of judges, composed of CEOs and founders of successful Irish software and digital technology companies.

Director of the ISA Paul Sweetman said: “The software and digital technology sector in Ireland is thriving. Year-on-year, stellar companies are entering the Awards and 2016 is no exception. More than 70 tech companies and organisations from across Ireland entered the awards this year and it is the tireless efforts of all in these companies that bring Ireland to the fore of the global technology sector.”

Commenting on being shortlisted, Professor JC Desplat, Director of ICHEC, said: “I am delighted that ICHEC has been shortlisted for this prestigious award, making this our third consecutive selection. This consistency is a good indicator of the constant stream of innovations coming out of our centre.”

Dr Simon Wong, project lead at ICHEC for the software and data anlaysis work under consideration, added: “It has been a pleasure for our team to work with our partners, including Professor Dermot Kenny’s group at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, on cutting edge medical diagnostics technology to improve patient care. We believe that software innovations play a critical role in the medical diagnostics industry that often brings together expertise from diverse fields of science, engineering and IT.”

The ISA Software Awards will take place on Friday, 25 November in the Mansion House, Dublin. The keynote speaker for the awards is Mark Little, Vice-President of Media EMEA and Managing Director of Twitter Ireland and, founder of Storyful.

The full list of the shortlisted companies can be found on www.software.ie/awards.

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