Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award

NEUROBELL

“The Student Entrepreneur Awards gave me an acclaimed platform to promote Neurobell which will greatly assist in reaching both national and international commercialisation goals.”

Neurobell is developing a medical device for the early detection and monitoring of brain injuries in newborns.

Winning Institution

Student

Mark O’Sullivan

Sponsored by

Cruickshank High Achieving Merit Award

PRESSIDECT

“The Student Entrepreneur Awards has been a phenomenal learning experience both personally and professionally in allowing me to build upon my business idea and showcase it uniquely to a national audience. The evolution of that idea as a result of the stages of this competition has now grown into having the potential to contribute to Ireland’s position as a leader in medical innovation whilst having a real impact on patient care. It is nothing short of a privilege to reach the final of the Student Entrepreneur Awards.”

PressiDect is a peri-operative pressure detection system designed for use on a theatre table, with the primary aim of modernising the current standards of pressure care in an operative setting.

Winning Institution

Student

Siobhan Ryan

Sponsored by

Grant Thornton High Achieving Merit Award

TRAUMALERT

“The Student Entrepreneur Awards have allowed me to develop skills that will benefit me through my career, regardless of what path I choose.”

The TraumAlert SmartGuard will improve concussion awareness and player safety at all levels. The TraumAlert SmartGuard allows for quick and easy detection of potential concussion with zero subjectivity.

Winning Institution

Student

Simon Dring

Sponsored by

LOCAL ENTERPRISE OFFICE ICT AWARD

THE COTTER CRATE

“Being a Student Entrepreneur Awards finalist has fueled our ambition to scale Cotter Agritech globally.”

The Cotter Crate is a patent-pending lamb handling system that makes dosing and weighing lambs easier, 50% faster, and prevents back injury, which is significant as 46% of Irish Sheep Farmers experience lower back pain.

Winning Institutions

Students

Nick
Jack Cotter

Sponsored by

ENTERPRISE IRELAND MERIT AWARD WINNERS

1. Bellerophon
Sean Fradl – DCU

2. bitherit
Harry Dunne – IT Carlow

3. Enabl-Aid
Eoghan O’Sullivan, James O’Riordan, Rhiannon Madigan, Jack McDonnell, Ryan Thomas, Michael Cronin, Padraig Dillane, Fionan Leahy, Kieran Velon – CIT

4. Enso The Guided Play Toolkit
Vinh Truong – TUDublin

5. Nibblez
Hannah McEvoy – St. Angela’s College, Sligo

6. Signal Optimiser by TORANN
Lewis Loane – QUB

ENTERPRISE IRELAND ACADEMIC AWARD

Professor Sean F. O’Leary – CIT