Dr Andrew Woods is one of 24 tech founders from across Ireland in the running to become EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2023.

CATAGEN has doubled its employee headcount in just over a year, developing a range of new net zero technologies to reduce emissions in some of the most difficult sectors to decarbonise including mobility and heavy industry. 

The CATAGEN team focuses on one purpose to clean and decarbonise the air, stemming from the vision and leadership of its CEO.  Listen to Andrew talk about our purpose in the short video below:




The shortlisted business leaders from across Ireland span a range of sectors from technology and manufacturing to healthcare and engineering. Collectively, EY estimates this group generates annual revenues of more than €700m and employs in excess of 5,000 people.

The full list of winners, which includes three founders from Northern Ireland, can be found on the programme page here – https://www.ey.com/en_ie/entrepreneur-of-the-year.

Roger Wallace, partner lead for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year programme, said that the professional services group received a record number of nominations this year, including the highest ever number of women entrepreneurs.

“Our finalists come from diverse backgrounds and communities across Ireland north and south, showcasing the depth of entrepreneurial spirit and talent running through the island,” Wallace said.

“The [Entrepreneur of the Year] alumni group welcome and foster a spirit of innovation like no other, collectively impacting the ambition and culture of our island.”

The shortlist has been curated from a pool of more than 150 nominations by an independent panel of previous winners.

“The process of selecting 24 finalists posed a very real challenge to our judging panel,” added Anne Heraty, founder of CPL Resources and EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2006.

“It highlighted in a very big way that the spirit of entrepreneurship in Ireland is very much alive and thriving and gives much hope for optimism for the future of our island.”

Find out more about CATAGEN’s ClimaHtech range here – www.catagen.com/climaHtech 




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