New National Student Enterprise Competition Launched at DIT

A new National Student Enterprise Competition was recently launched in DIT by Denis O'Brien. The competition is sponsored by Newstalk 106 and supported by the Irish Times, and by INTRE (Ireland's Network of Teachers and Researchers in Entrepreneurship). The competition, which is based on case studies, is designed to foster a spirit of enterprise, and to develop students' business and management skills. The competition is open to teams of full-time undergraduate students in Institutes of Technology across the country. Each team will consist of four students, selected by the students themselves. Team members can be from any year and from any faculty.

Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT, with Mr. Denis O'Brien at DIT Aungier Street for the launch of the Student Enterprise Competition

The winning team selected in each Institute of Technology will win a prize of €600. Each winning team will go on to represent their Institute at National Semi-Finals and Final which will be held in DIT in early February 2007. Accommodation and hospitality expenses for teams attending the semi-finals and final in Dublin will be covered by the competition sponsors.

Bob Coggins, President of DIT Students' Union with Denis O'Brien at the Student Enterprise Competition launch.

To find out more about this exciting new competition, log on to

To participate you must register online at
by midnight Friday October 27th.

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