Process and criteria
Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards 2018
Do you want to participate in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2018 programme? Find out whether your company meets the registration criteria and familiarise yourself with the selection process.
Do you qualify?
The eligibility criteria for entering the Fast 50 awards ensures the programme remains objective and unbiased. In order to be entered into the awards you need to fulfil all of the eligibility criteria set out below:
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Cyber Security Award
As the prevalence and sophistication of cyber threats increases, 2018 will see the introduction of a cyber security award. Open to companies that are focused on developing cyber security solutions and that devote a significant portion of income to R&D, the award is an acknowledgement of the innovative and cutting edge solutions that are being developed by Irish companies.
Colm McDonnell, Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte commented: “Cyber security is at the top of the agendas for CIO, CEOs and boards alike in companies everywhere. Ireland has a real opportunity to position itself as a cyber security hub. This award will showcase the innovation and capability that already exists in Ireland in this critical area for businesses.”
This award is open to companies that meet the following criteria:
- Indigenous Irish companies focused on Cyber security
- In existence for a minimum of 3 years
- Year on year growth rate
- Substantial portion of income devoted to R&D
- NB: Consulting companies, professional services firms and resellers are not eligible to apply.
FinTech award in association with Silicon Valley Bank
For the second year running, Deloitte and Silicon Valley Bank are partnering in the FinTech category in order to attract new entrants in this dynamic, vibrant area. Financial Services is key to Ireland’s future growth and these players are influencing this space with their technology and innovation.
The award will not only raise the profile of winners, it aims to help them scale and evolve by providing support from both Deloitte and Silicon Valley Bank on a global scale. The winner will be brought to Silicon Valley, USA on a trip tailored to suit their growth trajectory where they will meet with key investors, strategic partners and prospects.
To apply for the Silicon Valley Bank FinTech award category, entrants must be in business for a minimum of three years and will be evaluated on criteria outlined in the online application form which can be found here.
Deloitte 2018 Multinational Patron award categories
1. Innovative New Technology Award in association with Google
This award is for the company that has created or introduced a new or innovative product or service to International markets that has helped grow their business over the last four years.
2. Export Award in association with Intel
This award rewards export based companies based on the percentage of exports, their export growth and their approach to exports.
3. Impact Award in association with PayPal
This award is for the company that has made the most significant impact within the current year. Companies will be given an opportunity to demonstrate how they have made an impact through their application.
4. Leading Female Award in association with Vodafone
This award will be given to a leading female in technology who has contributed to business growth within their organisation.
5. Life Science Award in association with Medtronic
This award will be given to the Life Science company that demonstrates a high level of innovation.
6. Disruptive Technology Award in association with Facebook
This award is for the company that has invested in R&D activities to create a technology that has disrupted the market leading to growth in their business over the last four years.