Through our sponsorship of industry awards and events, we provide a modest level of financial support to the local internet community.
We regularly sponsor award ceremonies that celebrate best practice within the Irish internet industry. In 2018, these included the Retail Excellence Awards, the Small Firms Association (SFA) Awards, the BoI Start-up Awards, the Women in Tech Awards and the SME Awards. We are proud to have been the headline sponsor of the Dot IE Net Visionary Awards for seven years. We are also always delighted to sponsor the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, acknowledging the excellent work undertaken by the inspiring student competitors.
We continue to build and strengthen relationships with SME and micro-enterprise representative bodies such as the Local Enterprise Offices, Chambers Ireland, the SFA and Startup Ireland. By working with these groups, we engage with their networks to promote the usage and uptake of .ie domains among their members.
In recent years, we have established a presence at a number of industry-specific events designed to help and educate Irish SMEs. These events include the Hardware Association of Ireland National Conference, Retail Excellence Retreat, The Construction Summit and the Food & Drinks Conference & Expo.