Invent is Catalyst Inc's annual competition supported by headline sponsor Bank of Ireland UK. It showcases and rewards local innovations and proof of concept ideas that have the greatest commercial potential. It’s an opportunity to gain high-profile exposure; to validate your idea and to unlock a quality network of influencers. There’s also a prize fund of £33,000 shared by the winners.
It's been an inspiring few months for us at SeatView. Invent was a great experience and helped us get some momentum behind this new venture.Graham Little – SeatView (Invent 2017)
Invent is an opportunity for enthusiastic and passionate innovators and entrepreneurs across Northern Ireland to be part of a unique competition that helps to unlock the potential of innovative ideas. It’s time to put your innovation in the spotlight!
As Engineers, the Invent experience gave us an invaluable insight into the world of business. We met industry experts, other entrepreneurs, and many other businesses that helped fuel our passion for entrepreneurship. We were able to learn from everyone around us.Niamh Tohill, Evy (Invent 2017)
We asked our previous finalists about their Invent experience and this is what they told us:
Every year we choose 6 category winners and one overall winner. We have written a helpful guide to explain each category which can be downloaded by clicking here.