Our Partner

Bank of Ireland is delighted to sponsor TEDˣ Trinity College Dublin 2018. An exciting launch pad for thought-leadership and the TEDˣ Society, it is also a vital ‘Ideas worth Spreading’ meeting ground for the community of students and faculty across Trinity and Dublin city.

Bank of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin have a longstanding relationship going back to when the financial institution first opened – Trinity College Dublin was Bank of Ireland’s second customer. This year marks 25 years that the group has provided banking services on campus to the students, faculty and management of the university.The bank recognises as essential to the country’s future economic competitiveness, a joint vision to grow business, enterprise and innovation ecosystems. Developing new talent, new companies and new schemes that support Bank of Ireland’s community building objectives is part of our ongoing partnership Trinity College. Bank of Ireland sees TEDˣ Trinity and its ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ philosophy as a great opportunity to support innovative thinking across disparate research, business and social disciplines.

Colin Kingston

Provincial Director of Bank of Ireland Dublin

“Continuing Bank of Ireland and Trinity Colleges’ legacy of working together we are delighted to support the TEDx Trinity Society and this years’ ‘Portals of Discovery’ event. Dublin, like TEDx and the speakers taking the stage today, is a world changing, modern and future focused community that continues to open its doors to local and global business, to cutting edge technologies, education and design; and to supporting the daily lives of its citizens. We extend a warm community welcome and wish the remarkable speakers and invited guests to the event an enjoyable and enlightening experience.’’

Séan L’Estrange

Head of Bank of Ireland- Dublin City

“Trinity College campus and its diverse community of national and international students, faculty, staff and alumni, continues to reflect the dynamic inclusive heart of Ireland’s capital city. TEDx Trinity and the speakers at this years’ event clearly demonstrate the reserves of capability a global ranked university like Trinity attracts to the city. As finance partners of the college the ‘Portals of Discovery’ innovators, thinkers and doers inspire us at Bank of Ireland as we continue our journey to support the city of today for tomorrow. ”

David Tighe

Head of Enterprise and Innovation at Bank of Ireland

‘‘The TEDx Trinity Society is an initiative which succeeds through the talent and enthusiasm of the students. It shares the strengths of start-ups and entrepreneurs where business starts with an idea and the quest to change and thrive. Promoting new ideas and showcasing thought leadership for all is hugely important for our enterprise and innovation communities businesses and customers. It’s through our community programmes here and abroad that Bank of Ireland continues to support Ireland’s growing achievements across business, science, technology and research. We are delighted to be part of such a celebration of innovative thought and practice.”