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Event: 28th Annual Cork Mechanical Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering Exhibition

Thursday, 10 April 2014

28th Annual Cork Mechanical Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering Exhibition
2014 Exhibition Theme “Think Outside the Box - CIT Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship”

The planned 200 exhibiting stands in the 2014 exhibition underscores the status of the Cork exhibition as by far the largest educational innovation engineering event in Ireland and Europe.

Thursday, 10th April 2014 
2.00pm to 9.00pm  
Nexus Courtyard, CIT Bishopstown Campus
200 Stands -  Free Admission

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The 2014 exhibition theme reflects the remarkable engineering innovation and entrepreneurship achievements of the students of Cork Institute of Technology. This success has been underlined by the three major CIT student awards winners from over 400 Entries island-wide at the 2013 Enterprise Ireland/Invest Northern Ireland Student Entrepreneurship Think Outside the Box Finals in Galway - Enterprise Ireland/Invest Northern Ireland First Place and Student Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 €10,000, Cruickshank Intellectual Property Attorneys Most Technologically Innovative Product 2013  €5,000, and Think Outside the Box National Award of Merit 2013 €1,500.
 
Significantly, the three major award winning teams in Galway all came from the CIT Innovative Product Development Laboratories (IPD) and New Product Development (NPD) parallel structured multidisciplinary engineering and business modules. Business and engineering students are brought together through an action learning project in which multidisciplinary teams collaborate in conception, research, design, development, experimentation, validation, prototype production, proof of concept of an innovative product, estimate its commercial potential and plan for its exploitation.
 

Further 2013 national successes to date include: 

  • First Place in Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Awards (Level 8) 2013 sponsored by Siemens,
  • First Place in Enterprise Ireland I.Mech.E Speak Out for Engineering Award 2013 and
  • First Place in MEETA Asset Managers and Maintenance Association National Student Awards 2013.

The 2013 successes capstone a remarkable decade of sustained CIT achievement both nationally and internationally including:

  • European Student Innovator of the Year 2012,
  • Enterprise Ireland/Invest Northern Ireland Academic Innovation Award 2012
  • Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards “Best in Class” Inaugural Award 2011.

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Prize-winners in Engineering Innovation, Design & Entrepreneurship
Innovative Product Development Laboratories

Major national achievements include:

  • Ten Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Awards sponsored by Siemens (2013 L8, 2012 L8, 2011 L7, 2009 L7, 2008 L8, 2007 L7, 2006 L8, 2005 L8, 2004 L8, 2003 L8)
  • Two Enterprise Ireland / Invest Northern Ireland Young Entrepreneur of the Year First Place Award (2013, 2007)
  • Four Cruickshank Most Technologically Innovative Project First Place Award  (2013, 2009, 2008, 2007)
  • Seven Enterprise Ireland / Invest Northern Ireland National Awards of Merit  (2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)
  • Four MEETA Asset Management and Maintenance National Awards (2013, 2011, 2006)
  • Four Enterprise Ireland I.Mech.E Speak Out for Engineering Awards (2013, 2007, 2006, 2004)   
  • One GradIreland Graduate Employee of the Year First Place Award Mansion House Dublin (2012)
  • One NCBI Inclusive Technology Showcase Grand Prize Wood Quay Dublin ( 2012 )
  • Three Abbott Ireland Intern of the Year Awards (2012, 2011, 2009)
  • Two Enterprise Ireland/Invest Northern Ireland Academic Innovation Awards (2012, 2009)
  • One Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards - Inaugural “ Best in Class ”  Engineering Education Award (2011)
  • One Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards - ESB Award for Outstanding Contribution to Engineering (2011)
  • One Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards - Chartered Engineer of the Year (2011)
  • One Inaugural Enterprise Ireland/Invest Northern Ireland Young Entrepreneur of the Year Solving Problems for Industry €7,500 Award (2009)
  • Two HP Invent Awards for Best Science/Engineering/IT project in Ireland
  • Three William Eccles Institution of Production Engineers National Awards

Major international achievements include:

  • One European Laureate of Innovation First Place Award – European Student Innovator of the Year 2012 - European Student Innovation Finals - Innovact Reims France (2012)
  • One European Science Engineering and Technology Best European Mechanical Engineering Student First Place Babcock Award - SET Finals London UK (2011)
  • Two Enterprise Ireland / Invest Northern Ireland Think Outside the Box Academic Innovation Awards (2012, 2009)
  • One European Laureate of Innovation Third Place Award – European Student Innovation Finals - Innovact Reims (2010)
  • Two Gold Medals Undergraduate Awards of Ireland and Northern Ireland Engineering/Mechanical Sciences (2011, 2010)
  • Seven First Places and Six Runner Up Finalists in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Best Medical Engineering and Design and Development of a Biomedical Device Competitions, London (2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 )
  • One Global Student Entrepreneur Finalist Award sponsored by the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz Financial at the GSEA Finals in Kansas City, Missouri, USA (2009)
  • One SOFE Paris Second Place Award - Institution of Mechanical Engineers (2009)
  • One First and One Second Place in the ISEA International Sports Engineering Competition, London  
  • Two Queen’s Silver Jubilee awards for Best Mechanical Engineering Degree Project in Ireland and Britain
  • One Genius 2000 Award for Best New Invention at the Nuremburg Inventors’ Fair
  • Two Society of Manufacturing Engineering Outstanding Young Engineer Worldwide Awards
  • Three First Places for Best Published and Presented Paper at the International Manufacturing Conference.

 

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