Make SME Access to Local Government Procurement a Reality

Dr Alan Holland of Keelvar will be presenting a break-out session at the upcoming SOPO conference in London (November 11, 2013). The break-out session will take place at 12.15 and the title of the workshop is ‘Making SME Access to Local Government Procurement a Reality’. In the session Dr Holland will explore the challenges of delivering on the 25% aspiration … Read More

Keelvar Shortlisted – Irish Software Association Industry Awards 2013

Following hot on the heels of being short-listed at Dublin Web Summit, we are delighted to announce we have also made the cut at the upcoming ISA Awards. The Irish Software Association recognizes the achievements of those in the software industry in Ireland. This year saw the highest number of applications in the history of the ISA Awards and we … Read More

Keelvar Shortlisted for 2013 Best Startup at Web Summit

Keelvar has made the shortlist for the Web Summit – PITCH competition to be held in Dublin on October 30th and 31st next. PITCH is the biggest startup competition run by the Web Summit team to date, and one of the largest in the world. 150 companies will do battle for the title of the brightest young PITCH startup 2013 … Read More

Kieran Moynihan joins the Board of Directors

Kieran Moynihan, former VP at IBM, has joined the Board of Directors of Keelvar Systems. He co-founded Comnitel, a telecoms software company in 1999 and led the company as CEO from initial start-up through a $30m series of fundraising with leading international venture capitalists. Over the period 2003 – 2007 Kieran performed the role of Chief Technology Officer for Vallent … Read More

Keelvar sponsors PAI e-Procurement Conference

Keelvar is proud to announce that it is a lead sponsor of PAI’s e-Procurement Conference in Dublin on October 18th 2012. Alan Holland will give a talk on how technology can assist in producing savings of up to 10% in tendering exercises. The event will be opened by Minister Brian Hayes who will give a keynote talk entitled “Ireland’s Approach … Read More

Keelvar raises €750k to expand government procurement service

Keelvar: A great example of how our research investment is delivering high-quality jobs’ – Bruton CORK based UCC spin-out company Keelvar Systems has announced that it has secured €750k in a funding round led by ACT Venture Capital and with investment from Enterprise Equity and Enterprise Ireland. The funding will be used to increase staff numbers to 18 and expand … Read More

Keelvar is Shortlisted for a National Procurement Award

Keelvar is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted for a National Procurement Award in the category of “Innovation in Public Procurment“. The list of contenders for this award also includes Dublin Airport Authority, Coillte, HSE, NTMA and Failte Ireland. The winner will be announced on Wednesday Dec 5th.

Award for Keelvar at Enterprise Ireland Showcase

Enterprise Ireland hosted their annual national event to celebrate high profile successes in  scientific research. The Information Communication Technologies commercialisation award 2012 went to Dr Alan Holland, CEO of Keelvar. Alan received this award on behalf of the team in Keelvar in recognition for the exemplary way in which the team has succeeded in bringing a publicly funded research idea from UCC University College Cork into … Read More

Keelvar wins Emerging Cork Company of the Year 2013

The winner of the Cork Chamber/ Vodafone Cork Company of the Year Award in the Emerging Cork Company went to Keelvar Systems, a spinout from Univeristy College Cork. Keelvar helps large organisations and government bodies find cost efficiencies through smarter procurement processes. Fighting off stiff competition for the coveted prize, its CEO Dr Alan Holland said the award was “a … Read More