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Smarter Surfaces featured in OPI Magazine
OPI magazine

Functional wallcoverings is an emerging, but fast-growing sub-category within the viscom sector. It takes the concept of traditional flipcharts, whiteboards and projector screens and turns them into collaborative walls that you can write on or project onto, effectively making use of an existing vertical surface and reducing clutter within the workspace.

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Smarter Surfaces Showcase Company to Chinese Ambassador

On Friday 21st of April, Smarter Surfaces was selected to visit the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) to showcase the company’s success to H.E. Dr Yue Xiaoyong, the Chinese Ambassador to Ireland…

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Smarter Surfaces Featured in Corriere della Sera
Corriere della Sera

There are many big name companies, Google, Facebook, Apple,who are among the many enthusiasts of the ‘smart office’. The companies who have made real the idea of working from home are also those who are most interested in shared spaces, areas for relaxed collaboration and places to share ideas. If Italians haven’t thought about it yet, others already have. Facebook is just one client of Irish company Smarter Surfaces who make walls into writable and projection surfaces. “Walls are usually dead. They become alive with our surfaces and they speak about business and ideas”....

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Smarter Surfaces Announce New Dry Erase Wallcoverings Range
QA Education

Smarter Surfaces, traditionally known for multi-award-winning Smart Wall Paint, has expanded into the wall coverings industry.

Initially the product will be introduced in two versions: Smart Dry Erase Wallcovering and Smart Projector Wallcovering (Dry Erase, Low Sheen)...

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New Edtech Resource: Smarter Surfaces
Edtech Round-up

Transform a wall, hallway or entire room in your school to become a functional surface. Imagine a wall that looks attractive with your choice of paint, wallpaper or digital wall covering….

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Silicone Republic: The Five Minute CIO
Silicone Republic

Smarter Surfaces is an Irish company that has created technologies that can turn any flat surface into a reusable whiteboard, magnetic wallpaper, projector screen or any combination of these.
Previously known as Smart Wall Paint, the company was founded by Ronan Clarke in 2011..

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THE WALLS CAN SPEAK
Money Market Blog

Education begins at home; as an example, most of us would have committed this at our childhood days. Drawing some vague figures and scribbling numbers, words on walls are the most common form of educational activity as a toddler…

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SMART WALL PAINT ‘WIPE OUT’ THE COMPETITION
Central Hub Blog

The Docklands Innovation Award, now in its eleventh year, was held last night and Ronan Clarke of Smart Wall Paint took home the prize. The Award, sponsored by PwC is the initiative of the Bolton Trust and DIT Hothouse and is aimed at showcasing the innovative companies emerging from Docklands Innovation Park…

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SMARTER SURFACES CREATES 29 JOBS AFTER WINNING €6m WORTH OF OVERSEAS DEALS
Silicon Republic

The jobs created will focus primarily on international sales, channel management and e-commerce, with the most immediate hires in channel management. “These new jobs are a reflection of our strong and fast growth since 2012...

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DISCUSSING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DUBLIN REGION TO THE EXPORT INDUSTRY
Irish Exporters

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA), and Ulster Bank hosted a business seminar where Ronan Clarke, Smarter Surfaces founder, was one of the speakers on Brexit.

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EMERGING SMALL EXPORTER - THE NEWEST ACCOLADE AWARDED TO SMART WALL PAINT
Irish Exporters Award

Emerging Small Exporter is the newest accolade awarded to Smart Wall Paint, at the recent Export Industry Awards 2014. Speaking of the award win, Derek Allen from Head of Smart Wall Paint’s International Sales, explains “As it stands, approx…

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SPEAKERS AIM TO MAKE YOUR DAY
Irish Times

If there weren’t enough entrepreneurs in the city between the Dublin Web Summit last week, and the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards this week, some of the city’s most promising business people will be taking part in Your Business Day 2012 this Friday…

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‘DOING BUSINESS INTERNATIONALLY HAS BEEN THE REAL CHALLENGE’
Independent

Ronan Clarke spotted an opportunity while running a construction business during the boom, completing office refurbishments. A customer wanted to fit out entire rooms with whiteboards, but there was no visually pleasing option available. The 31-year-old Wicklow man found a solution and now his business Smart Wall Paint sells innovative wall solutions to 30 countries….

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LURING CLIENTS WITH MAGNETIC FORCE
Irish Examiner

Starting out by producing paint which could turn any wall into a whiteboard, the three-year-old company now has products which can make any wall or smooth surface magnetic and one which can turn a wall into a projector screen. The new name reflects the wider range of products on offer, explains joint managing director Denise Doran….

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GLOBAL COVERAGE: WHY THE SMART MONEY'S ON REVOLUTIONARY PAINT
Independent

Wicklow entrepreneur Ronan Clarke spent a decade managing a successful multi-million euro construction business before the light bulb moment which led him to create Smarter Surfaces, the company which he founded first as Smart Wall Paint in 2011….

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DUBLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SERVING IRELAND’S EMERGING ENTREPRENEURS
Independent

Since 1991, DIT Hothouse has served the needs of Ireland’s emerging entrepreneurs, establishing itself as a leading startup incubator. Notable alumni include Movidius, Mick’s Garage, Smarter Surfaces, Boards.ie, Artomatix and Locatible…

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Press releases

A World First : 3 in 1 Functional Wallcovering launching at Neocon 2017

At Neocon 2017 in Chicago (June 12-14 th ), Smarter Surfaces, the global innovator in functional surfaces, will launch our first 3-in- 1 Wallcovering: Magnetic, Dry Erase and Projector.

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Embracing The Future With Smart Projector Wallcovering

Embrace the latest office trend by adding functionality to your surfaces with Smart Projector Wallcovering (Low Sheen, Dry Erase). Smart Projector Wallcovering provides the user with the dual functionality of dry erase and projection meaning it brings a multitude of benefits to any company…

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SMARTER SURFACES ANNOUNCE NEW DRY ERASE WALLCOVERINGS RANGE

Smarter Surfaces, traditionally known for multi-award-winning Smart Wall Paint, has expanded into the wallcoverings industry. Initially the product will be introduced in two versions: Smart Dry Erase Wallcovering and Smart Projector Wallcovering (Dry Erase, Low Sheen). They are the first in a range of functional wallcoverings being added to the existing collections…

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY LEADING BY EXAMPLE WITH SMARTER SURFACES

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley in the US , is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world...

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UK COMPANY REAL BUZZ GROUP TRANSFORM 8 OFFICES AND A BOARDROOM WITH SMARTER SURFACES

The Real Buzz Group, an industry leader providing digital solutions in the lifestyle sector, has recently introduced Smart Wall Paint into eight of their offices.

The Real Buzz Group is the team behind the record breaking online event services of the Virgin Money London Marathon. The company offers the most comprehensive and customisable event solution online, backed up by over twelve years of experience working with partners all around the world….

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“SMARTER SURFACES COMPLETELY CHANGES THE DYNAMIC OF HOW WE WORK TOGETHER” STORYFUL

Storyful, the world's first social news agency, has introduced Smart Wall Paint to enhance productivity and collaboration in one of its global offices.

Storyful’s Chief Operating Officer, Louise Byrne, was referred to Smart Wall Paint by a colleague in the company. “I knew there was a paint that turns walls into whiteboard surfaces but I didn’t know that it was Smart Wall Paint.”

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AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTION COMPANY GOOD EYE DEER TAKE ON THE WORLD WIDE STAGE WITH SMARTER SURFACES

Multi award winning production company, Good Eye Deer, has promising plans to take the world wide stage by storm, with the help of Smart Wall Paint.

The creative company is based in The Production Hub, in Newcastle, Australia, a world-class co-working office and events venue designed to bring both creative people and businesses together.

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”SMART WALL PAINT IS SO COST EFFECTIVE - I TELL EVERYONE ABOUT IT!” SAYS U.S. ENERGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

U.S. Energy Development Corporation is among a unique group of large and established independent oil & gas companies within North America. This is their fourth decade as a dynamic force in the exciting and profitable oil and gas industry.

The company has recently implemented Smart Wall Paint for use in their Business Development department in its Getzville offices, in New York State...

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SMARTER SURFACES FOUNDER SPEAKS AT TRINITY COLLEGE

Smart Wall Paint’s Founder, Ronan Clarke, took part as a guest speaker at ‘Your Business Day 2013,’ held at the Science Gallery, on October 18th, 2013.

The Dublin City Enterprise Board was delighted to present for the fourth year, Your Business Day, the major annual event for small businesses in Dublin City. The event celebrated the 20th year of Dublin City Enterprise Board supporting budding entrepreneurs and growing businesses in the city…

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SMART WALL PAINT THROUGH TO THE ULSTER BANK BUSINESS AWARDS

Smart Wall Paint has today announced that the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards 2014 has selected the company to progress to the national finals, after winning the provincial finals at Croke Park, in Dublin, yesterday.

The already multi award winning whiteboard paint manufacturer, Smart Wall Paint, beat intense competition to go through to the nationals and final stage of the competition...

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SMARTER SURFACES WIN BIG AT THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AWARDS

The already multi award winning whiteboard paint manufacturer, Smart Wall Paint, won the award along with Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) Hothouse, and the Centre for Research in Environmental Surface Technology (CREST). Commenting on the award win, Denise Doran, Director of Smarter Surfaces revealed “With a constant stream of new and innovative products available globally…

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EUROPEAN OFFICE PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION 2014 AWARD WINNER SMART WALL PAINT - “SOMETHING A BIT DIFFERENT”

It is with great pleasure to announce that Smart Wall Paint has won the Facilities Management Product of the Year, at the European Office Products Awards 2014.

Smarter Surfaces won the Facilities Management Product of the Year award for their Dry Erase Whiteboard Paint. This product caught the judges’ imaginations and they felt it was “something a bit different” and is a great new product for the office products sector.

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Awards

Smarter Surfaces has been consistently victorious in every award category that we have entered. Our current accolades include:

- European Office Products Award (EOPA) Facilities Management 2014
- Best Business Startup Award (Ulster Bank Business Achievers) 2014
- Emerging Small Exporter (Irish Exporters Association) 2014
- David Manley Award Business Category (David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards) 2013

Since our early days, when Smarter Surfaces was recognised for our product range and company, we have focused on research and development to continue delivering functional surfaces: wallcoverings, paints and plaster to the global market.

As a young company we won many awards and subsequently took a strategic decision to focus on continuing the rapid growth of our global business. We dedicate ourselves to Research and Developing to design, manufacture and offer truly innovative functional wallcoverings, paints and plaster to meet the needs of the interior commercial workspace as well as teaching/ learning environments.

 




Product Awards

EOPA Product of the Year 2014 - Smart Wall Paint
FM Product of the Year- European Office Awards 2014

The Smarter Surfaces Team accepting their EOPA Award

Smart Wall Paint captured the attention of a judging panel of respected industry professionals. Before claiming the prize we were initially shortlisted from a high number of entries.

The inspiration behind their choice?
Smart Wall Paint was ‘something a bit different.’ A great product which brings individuality to the office products sector.

Smart Wall Paint overcame stiff competition against nominees including Nestle and Kimberly Clark Professional to win this prestigious award which sets our dry-erase paint apart from any other on the market.




Business Awards

Business achievers award 2014
Ulster Bank Business Achievers Award 2014

Ulster Bank Business Achievers Award

Smarter Surfaces, before claiming the main prize, succeeded as the winners of the Leinster Division.
This award secured Smarter Surfaces place as a successful new company which has since developed into an established, global brand.

Tough competition was fought off from Arklu (children's entertainment company), Sedicii (Online Security Provider) and Revive Active Products (Health Product Manufacturer).

Emerging Small Exporter 2014
Export Industry Awards (in association with HSBC bank)


Emerging Small Exporter 2014 Held by the Irish Exporters Association (IEA) at its annual event ceremony. Smarter Surfaces was awarded for our ability to export our products globally. The Export Industry Awards recognise the remarkable achievements of those working in the export industry.

98% of Smarter Surfaces sales come from export markets outside of Ireland with locations encompassing all six continents. Global Customers include; Google, Microsoft, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Virgin Media etc

David Manley Award Business Category 2013 - Ronan Clarke
David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards

David Manley Award

Smarter Surfaces™ founder Ronan Clarke has been awarded a David Manley Award, within the Business category. The aim of the David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards is to recognise and nurture the enterprising spirit in Business, the Arts and in Social and Community. Speaking on the win, Cairín O’Connor, Development Director of the Docklands Innovation Park said, Smart Wall Paint (now known as Smarter Surfaces) is an example of innovation and a good team combined with the ambition to grow business steadily’, as she congratulated the company on their win.

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