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Two Major Awards for CIT Teams

Two Major Awards for CIT Teams

Published on: Wednesday, 02 June 2010

The National Enterprise Ireland/Invest Northern Ireland Student Enterprise Awards 2010 were announced by Minister Billy Kelleher, T.D., Minister for Trade and Commerce.

350 third level student submissions were short-listed to 15 undergraduate and postgraduate finalist teams from colleges all over Ireland. The competition involved two days of project presentation, assessment and exhibition.

1st Place - €10,000
Dipsticks – University of Ulster, Coleraine

2nd Place - €7,500
Mobilis – Cork Institute of Technology

3rd Place - €7,500
Ethical Energy – Queen’s University Belfast

Enterprise Ireland/Invest Northern Ireland Award of Merit - €2,500
Tip Top Cue Tips – Cork Institute of Technology.

Both national award winning projects were undertaken as part of the Innovative Product Development Laboratory Modules under the tutelage of Dr Michael J. O’Mahony, Chris Gibbons and Sean F. O’Leary.

The Mobilis team, comprising Myles Murray, Gavin O’Sullivan and Mark Keane, undertook the development of an Intravenous Infusion System designed to optimise patient mobility.
The Tip Top Cue Tip team of Jonathan Howley, Daniel Henderson, Aidan Vaughan and Ronan O’Donoghue, are developing a chalk-free Snooker and Pool Cue Tip.

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