28th May 2012

Hothouse DIT Inventor Competition 2012

Top Prize €1,500

A big thanks to all those who entered the  DIT Inventor Competition 2012. All entries have been passed to the judging panel and the winner will be announced over the next few weeks. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for details. Best of luck!  

The competition is divided into the following award categories:

  • Best Overall Invention Award sponsored by Hanna, Moore & Curley-prize €1,500
  • Best Staff member, Post Grad and Researcher Invention Award sponsored by DIT Hothouse-prize €500
  • Best Undergraduate Student Invention Award sponsored by DIT Hothouse-prize €500

 Terms and Conditions

DIT students and staff members are eligible to enter the DIT Inventor Competition. Participation in DIT Hothouse competitions denotes acceptance of competition terms and conditions.  Invention descriptions will be treated in strictest confidence by DIT Hothouse staff and will not be disclosed without your written permission. The competition is for DIT staff and students only. This competition is only open to inventions that have not already been disclosed to Hothouse.

Applications should make sure that their idea/invention is not already on the market.

DIT Hothouse has the authority to change or modify part or parts of these terms and conditions with due cause.

Organisers of the competition are DIT Hothouse, DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2. Phone: 402 7144 email:hothouse@dit.ie

Judging Criteria

A panel of internal and external IP and commercialisation experts will evaluate the inventions on the following criteria:   

  • The originality of the invention 
  • The benefits of the invention 
  • The market potential of the invention 
  • The feasibility of developing and implementing the invention 
  • The feasibility of commercialising the invention

 Winner Notification

The winners will be notified by DIT Hothouse by phone or email. The winners will be awarded the prize by the DIT President, a partner from the sponsor and the Head of Commercialisation at DIT. Publicity of the announcement will commence shortly afterwards. All winners will be posted on the Hothouse website and in any other DIT Hothouse media. Details of the invention will not be publicised so that it can be patented. The winners will be picked by a panel of judges and the decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.