College Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2016 winner

GASGON MEDICAL

Gasgon Medical aims to deliver unique and innovative medical devices to improve patient safety and support medical professionals during common procedures. The company was founded when doctors from Cork University Hospital highlighted the valuable staff time that was being wasted while setting up and monitoring IV procedures. Medical staff have reacted positively to the proposed solution, with initial investigations into the business potential uncovering a wider global opportunity. The project has already seen significant success having won both Accenture’s ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ and CIT’s ‘Prize for Innovation’ this year.

Winning Institution


cit

Student

Vincent Forde

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Cruickshank Intellectual Property Attorneys’ High Achieving Merit Award winner

HydroFLOcean

The Cruickshank Intellectual Property Attorneys’ High Achieving Merit Award of €5,000 went to ‘HydroFLOcean’ from CIT. The H-Flo is a new innovative water safety device that disengages a lanyard from a harness when submerged in water. The functional prototype was designed in response to the tragic death of two men on Thomond Bridge, Limerick last year when they were harnessed onto a platform that fell into the River Shannon. The H-Flo aims to prevent future tragedies like this one occurring. Cruickshank Intellectual Property Attorneys are also providing intellectual property consultancy and protection for all the finalists.

Winning Institution


cit

Students

Arran Coughlan
Kelly Lane
George O’Rourke
Kacey Mealy
Shane O’Driscoll
Jason Shorten
John Harrington
Gerard O’Connell

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Grant Thornton Emerging Business Award winner

Recovery Solutions Leader (RSL)

The Grant Thornton Emerging Business Award of €5,000 went to ‘Recovery Solutions Leader’ (RSL) from CIT. RSL’s innovative Cooling Compression Recovery Aid (CCRA) product treats sports injuries. It utilises existing recovery methods but in an easy-to-use, ergonomic and user friendly pack. Encompassing cooling and compression, the CCRA provides the user with an efficient recovery period with reduced time in pain and discomfort. Grant Thornton will also provide business plan development advice to the finalists.

Winning Institution


cit

Students

Tim Walley
Conor O’Brien
Jerry Crowley
Daniella Barrett
Aidan Lawless
David Cullinane
Tahamina Akter
Vincent Lotti

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Intel ICT award winner

Steady Life

Intel awarded their ICT award of €5,000 to ‘Steady Life’ from CIT. Steady Life is a comfortably fitted sleeve that is worn around the forearm. The sleeve incorporates sensor systems and electrotherapy to help a patient dampen and reduce the frequency and relieve the pain of tremors.

Winning Institution


cit

Students

John Morrissey
Eoin Kelly
Katie Galvin
Neil Walsh
Piotr Kasztelan
Ryan Sebastian
Michelle Kehoe

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