Mayo and Galway companies were among the winners at the Irish Times Innovation Awards last night.

PEL Waste Reduction Equipment based in Balla won the award in the Manufacturing & Design category for its innovative solar-powered street bin.

The award in the Life Sciences and Healthcare category went to Galway-based medtech company Atlantic Therapeutics, which also won the overall Innovation of the Year award 2019.

The firm, based at the Parkmore Business Park in Galway won the award for developing a non-invasive, long-lasting solution to bladder weakness and other disorders associated with pelvic floor muscle problems.

The Irish Times Innovation Awards, which are now in their 10th year, were presented at a ceremony at the RDS in Dublin last night.

More than 100 companies took part in the awards this year.

As overall winner, Atlantic Therapeutics wins a communications package worth in excess of €150,000 and a scholarship for two executive development courses from UCD Smurfit Business School commencing in 2020.



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