Allianz Business to Arts : Allianz Business to Arts Awards
10 Sunday Independent Allianz Business to Arts Awards Fledgling technology firm Shimmer Research is set to launch new products on the back of a collaborative artistic project with the LAB Gallery in Dublin. Shimmer has been in existence for just four years but already has a staff of 25 and offices in Boston and Ireland. The company develops wearable sensors that detect movement and emotion, and applies its technology to a clinical and healthcare setting. For example, one sensor can tell if a person with Alzheimer's disease is getting stressed. Shimmer was invited to collaborate with Dublin artists as part of the Innovation Dublin Festival in the LAB Gallery. The aim was to develop a greater understanding of innovation and creativity. Kieran Daly, vice president of business development, Shimmer Research, says the collaboration gave the company a chance to look at things differently. Bright young things This year's Allianz Business to Arts Award for Best Small Sponsorship goes to Shimmer Research and the LAB Gallery, whose partnership saw technology and the arts converge to directly affect the bottom line of a firm A still from Bea McMahon's One Letter Poem, part of the collaboration between the LAB and Shimmer Research, winner of Best Small Sponsorship at the Allianz Business to Arts Awards Artist Michelle Browne invited three property developers to play a game of Texas Hold'Em Poker.
Allianz Business to Arts September 2013