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Saturday 20 July 2019

EI clients wrap up deals at Sydney lunch

Picture posed. (Stock photo)
Picture posed. (Stock photo)
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Cork-based education software developer Akari has signed €5m worth of deals with Australasian universities.

The company, which first launched in the Australian market in December 2015, signed contracts with Curtain University in Western Australia, Bond University, the University of Sydney, the University of Wollongong, the University of Tasmania and Massey University in New Zealand.

"It is €5m of deals in five months," its CEO, Eoghan O'Leary, said.

"This means that Australia is now our single largest source of income. We have very important clients in Ireland but Ireland was essentially our test bed."

Monaghan specialist forklift company Combilift announced that it has signed a AUS$1m (€666,000) contract with Civmec, an Australian construction and engineering company.

Dublin-based technology company Oneview said its Australian export deals could open trade links with other markets.

Oneview Healthcare produces software for hospitals, including products that can help integrate IT systems across devices like bedside terminals, TVs and smartphones.

This week the company launched a new app that allows families and doctors to be in contact pre-admissions and post discharge.

The announcements were made at an Enterprise Ireland lunch at Sydney Opera House, attended by over 200 Irish and Australian business leaders.

It came as Central Statistics Office (CSO) data yesterday showed seasonally adjusted Irish goods exports fell 4pc to €9bn in August. Goods imports increased 2pc to €5.4bn, giving a trade surplus of €3.6bn for the month.

Irish Independent

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