With an unrivalled combination of cash prizes and consultancy, the Student Entrepreneur Awards is your opportunity to turn a great idea into a winning project, cash and even a business!



Overall winner – €10,000

Cruickshank High Achieving Merit Award – €5,000
Cash prize sponsored by Cruickshank Intellectual Property Attorneys for exceptional business idea.

Grant Thornton High Achieving Merit Award – €5,000
Cash prize sponsored by Grant Thornton for exceptional business idea.

ICT Award – €5,000
Cash prize for an exceptional ICT idea.

Merit Awards Fund – €5,000
The Merit Awards recognise the outstanding achievement of reaching the final. Overall, Cruickshank High Achieving Merit Award, Grant Thornton High Achieving Merit Award and Intel Award winners are excluded from the Merit Awards.

Institute Award Fund
Enterprise Ireland provide the €500 cash prize to the internal competitions in the institutions throughout the year. The judging and awarding of the cash prize is undertaken by the individual institutions.



€15,000 overall business advice and mentoring from Enterprise Ireland
€12,500 Intellectual property consultancy and protection from Cruickshank Intellectual Property Attorneys
€2,500 Business plan development from Grant Thornton