Furthr Festival 2022

Connecting Innovation, Sustainability and Technology

Convention Centre, Dublin
Fri 21 October 2022

Furthr Festival (formerly Futurescope) is back and in person on the 21st October 2022. Join 1,600 + of those most engaged in the tech and entrepreneurial ecosystems as they explore the business opportunities arising from transformative technologies and the big global challenges.

At Furthr Festival we will:

Explore global challenges and the role of emerging tech in finding the solutions

Put the spotlight on game changing innovation for sustainability and digital transformation

Identify opportunities for business growth and success

Support innovators and ambitious founders and facilitate ecosystem collaboration

Discover our last festival

FutureScope 2019 – A Look Back 

What Is Furthr Festival?

1,600+ of those most active in the tech and entrepreneurial ecosystems will gather at FutureScope in the Convention Centre Dublin to explore the implications of emerging technologies.

Furthr Festival attracts innovators and innovation seekers. It aims to identify collaboration opportunities between start-ups, scale-ups, tech multinationals, innovative Irish enterprise, the research community and investors.  A special emphasis is placed on purposeful networking and the creation of business and collaboration opportunities

Business leaders will share insights on the challenges coming down the track & how emerging technologies will impact on business and society. They will explore the market opportunities that will arise and the implications of disruption and innovation.

Who attends Furthr Festival?


Access to knowledge, investors & real market opportunities              


Access to funding & collaboration opportunities


Access to innovation, ideas & inspiration

50 +
1000 +


The first speakers at this year’s Furthr Festival have been announced. Stay tuned as we release more in the run up to the event!  

Paddy Hayes 


Sophie Howe

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Arsenio Otero

CCO, Celonis

Gina London
CEO at Language of Leadership
Michael Culligan

CEO at Furthr 

Niamh Graham

Senior Vice President of Global Human Experience, Work Human

Ken Cahill
CEO at SilverCloud Health
Matt Allen 

Managing Director at CrowdComms

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Stephanie Anderson

Public Policy Manager, Ireland at Meta

Tracey Donnery
Director of Communications and Policy at Skillnet Ireland

Robert Mauro

Director , Global Leadership Institute at Boston College

Nancy Xu 

VP Producer at Epic Games

Fiona Kilkelly
Founder of Immerse UK

Dan Ring 

Head of Research at Foundry 

Camille Donegan

Independent XR Producer, Eirmersive 

John Cassy 
CEO at Factory 42

Niamh Herrity

Head of production at Pink Kong Studios

Jason Rothberg

CEO at Xavatar 

John O’Dea
CEO at TechIreland

Steve Campbell

Assistant Professor at University College Dublin

Brenda Mannion

COO at Mersus Technologies

Paul Healy
CEO at Skillnet Ireland

Raoul Empey

Managing Director at Sustineo

Neil Cocker

Experienced startup founder/CEO, startup community builder, coach and mentor

Emmanuele Angione

Managing Partner at Lira

John Glennane

CEO of Capventis

Prof. Kevin R. Powers

Founder and Director, MS in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance Programs, Boston College

The Big Topics


Artificial Intelligence | 5G | Virtual Worlds | Data Analytics | Smart Cities | IoT | Robotics | Quantum Computing | Drone Tech


Climate | Data | Energy | Sustainability | R&D | Digital Transformation | Cybersecurity | Changing Business Models


Harnessing emerging tech to transform industries & address societal challenges


Fundraising | Global expansion | Innovation | Talent | Collaboration

What you’ll do at Furthr Festival

Gain valuable insights through:

  • 5 stages of great content
  • Contribute to the conversation in deep-dive off-stage panels’
  • Seek out collaboration opportunities
  • Validate your business at The Investor’s Corner
  • Immerse yourself in The Future of Tech Arcade
  • Enjoy the hot lunch & post-event drinks

One2Watch competition

The One2Watch competition is open to entrepreneurs and start-ups from any sector whose business is beyond the concept stage, is revenue generating, is under four years since incorporation and has clear potential to scale.

The brightest and most innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs in the country will compete for the opportunity to present their business idea on the Furthr Festival stage were 1,600 of those most involved in Ireland’s tech and start-up ecosystem converge to explore business and collaboration opportunities arising from emerging technologies.

The winner will present with the biggest market opportunity and the most capable team to realise it. Entry to the competition is open to entrepreneurs and start-ups from any sector whose idea is beyond the concept stage and is under four years since incorporation.

Full criteria can be found on the application form and entry will open shortly. If you’re a start-up with a scalable business idea, you could be the Furthr One2Watch 2022 and win:

A place on the Go Furthr Programme
Office space at Guinness Enterprise Centre
Legal consultancy with Dublin law firm, OBH Partners
Linkage to Furthr Investor network
€5,000 cash prize

Our Sponsors

Discover some of our partners for the 2022 Furthr Festival.

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Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

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