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5/3/2013 10:57:37 AM


ITB is delighted to announce the launch of the Staff and Student Inventor Competition, What's the Big Idea?
The competition is open to all staff and students of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT) and Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB). Inventor Competition
The competition is being jointly run by the Technology Transfer Offices of DIT, ITT and ITB and aims to promote and recognise innovation and creativity within the three Institutes of Technology.

The competition is divided into the following award categories:



  • Best Overall Invention Award - Cash prize of €1,000 (sponsored by Hanna, Moore & Curley)
  • Best Staff member, Post Grad or Researcher Invention Award - Cash prize of €500 (sponsored by DIT Hothouse)
  • Best Undergraduate Student Invention Award - Cash prize of €500 (sponsored by DIT Hothouse)

To enter simply email a description of your invention answering the following questions to
  1. What have you invented?
  2. What are the advantages?    
  3. Where will it be used?



Please note entries should be no more than 600 words in total.
Applicants should make sure that their idea/invention is not already on the market.
Closing date for entries is Friday 24th May 2013
All entries are scored on their originality, benefits, market potential, and development / commercialisation feasibility. Click here to read the Inventor Competition 2013 Terms and Conditions.



For further information contact Assumpta Harvey on 01 885 1186 or email


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