DIT Students Win Awards at Global Student Challenge

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01 July 2013: A team of product design students from DIT have scooped two prizes at the Global Student Challenge in Hong Kong.

Strata Vision was presented with the Silver Award and the Theme Award – Corporate Social Responsibility/Social Enterprise - in the university division of the competition.

Global Student Challenge is an enterprise competition that saw 30 teams from all over the world competing for top prizes. There was an original world entry of 97.

The DIT team was made up of Conor Bennett, Darren Bratten, Stephen Tyrell and Henry Daly, who have all just finished their final year of study.

In addition to trophies presented at the gala ceremony at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the team also received a cash prize of a total of USD$4,500.

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Strata Vision helps reduce clean room contamination by scanning personnel during gowning, ensuring the protective clothing is worn correctly. It’s applicable to the pharmaceutical, medical device, semi-conductor and food manufacturing industries.

A preliminary patent has been filed and the project will now be developed further with DIT Hothouse, on the team’s return from Hong Kong.

The winning entry in the university division was from Bangladesh with other finalists in the competition coming from Australia, the US, Mexico, South Korea, Norway and the UK.

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