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Galway medical company is backed by a major EU accelerator - Members' News - Week 51 - 2021

Dec 22, 2021, by  - Category:

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news for week 51 2021. This week, a Galway medical company is backed by a major EU accelerator. Read on for more.

GS1 Ireland members win at The RSVP Magazine Spa Awards 2021

Three GS1 Ireland members have won awards at the RSVP Magazine Spa Awards 2021: Ireland's Best Home Spa Products. Ella & Jo Cosmetics took home the award for 'Best Bedtime Ritual'. Hemp Heros won for 'Best CBD Oil' and Brooke and Shoals were successful in the 'Best Reed Diffuser' category. Congratulations to all of the winners.

This information came from RSVP Magazine.

New Members this week at GS1 Ireland

The companies below joined GS1 Ireland since our last Members News. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome them to the GS1 Ireland community.

The Color Bright 

Strongwill Limited 

Irish Medicines Verification Organisation - "Protecting Irish patients from falsified medicines"

Walnut Bakery - "At Walnut Bakery we strive for best quality, health and wellbeing this is why we make sure to source organic ingredients for all of our products."

Cassie & Coco 

E.J. Bodkin & Company 

HidraMed Solutions among the winners at Visa’s inaugural She’s Next Grant Programme

Galway-based HidraMed Solutions has been named among the winners at Visa’s inaugural She’s Next Grant Programme. Founded by Suzanne Moloney, the company was chosen from hundreds of entrants as the winner in the 'Innovation' category. The ‘She’s Next’ programme sees five women business-owners in Ireland receive a grant of €5,000 and one-year business mentoring through IFundWomen. HidraMed Solutions is the company behind HidraWear, which has revolutionised wound care for those suffering from Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS).

This information came from Galway Daily.

Bluedrop Medical to receive funding from major EU accelerator

Irish startup, Bluedrop Medical, is to receive funding in the largest European Innovation Council Accelerator round to date. The aim of the accelerator is to support start-ups developing and scaling innovations with a combination of equity financing and grants. GS1 Ireland member, Bluedrop Medical, will receive blended finance to support their projects. Headquartered in Galway, Bluedrop Medical has developed remote patient monitoring technology for those with diabetic foot ulcers. It has been approved for €15m in funding, which it said will help it enter markets in the US and Europe.

This information came from Silicon Republic.

Two GS1 Ireland members win at Donegal Enterprise Awards

Organised by Local Enterprise Office Donegal, the Donegal Enterprise Awards celebrate the achievements of Donegal’s small business community as they dealt with both BREXIT and a global pandemic. Richard and Olivia Finney of New Kid Coffee were awarded Best Start-Up. Bridget and Hugh Wilhare of Mulroy Bay Mussels won The Food Coast Enterprise Award. Congraulations to all of the winners.

This information came from Donegal Daily.

That's it for this week, be sure to come back next week for more news from GS1 Ireland members around the country. If you are a GS1 Ireland member and you have some news you would like to share, please get in touch at, we would love to hear from you.