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Invent 2019 - Applications opening soon

What is Invent?

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.

Please contact Jessica Caldwell, Programme Manager, for more information. 

Invent 2018 Overall Winner

Invent 2018 Success for Gray's Clip 

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Gavin Kennedy (Bank of Ireland UK), Julie and David Gray (Gray's Clip)

Innovation Founder Award

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. 

Steering Team

Clare Passmore

Chair

David Brownlee

HSC Innovations

Neil Buchanan

ECIT

Kathleen Garrett

TechStartNI

Niamh Griffin

Bank Of Ireland UK

John Macrae

Ulster University

Steven Orr

Deloitte Digital

Neasa Quigley

Carson Mc Dowell

Kathryn Walls

Mills Selig

Jason Wiggins

QUB