Invent is an annual competition that showcases and rewards local innovations and proof of concept ideas that have the greatest commercial potential. The competition is open to anyone with an innovative idea, from students, postgrads and researchers through to executives with side projects and retired people with a solution.
Applications for Invent 2018 will open in January.
To find out more information or to register your interest, please contact Invent Programme Manager Kerry McGarvey: email@example.com
Targeted and controlled drug delivery technology
Team Helen McCarthy & David Tabaczynski
Overall winner and Life & Health category winner
Automated beer keg solution
Team Bryan Murphy, Conor Mcgurk, Connor Carville, Donavan Cambell, Patrick Devlin, Aaron Rath
Agri Science Category Winner
Discrete wearable heatpack
Team Fiona Bennington
Engineering Category Winner
Smart Tracking Bag
Team Niamh Tohill, Vincent Kearney, Andrew Cunningham, Nathan Steenson, Matthew Whiteside
Electronics Category Winner
360 degree virtual reality seat views
Team Graham Little
Consumer & Creative Internet Category Winner
Fast, proactive and scalable application of security features
Team Gary Robinson
Enterprise Software Category Winner
Connect is future-focused, but that’s not to say we can’t learn a thing or two from the past. Our annual Innovation Founders Award is given to a local innovator who has successfully pushed the possibility of their business idea beyond boundaries. They come from a wide variety of sectors but all share a common characteristic: having the tenacity and vision to develop home-grown innovation into remarkable success stories. They are all testament to the fact that in Northern Ireland we are as capable as anywhere in the world at creating outstanding breakthrough businesses.