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Inventor of the Month Competition 2015

Posted: 30 November, 2015

Dr. Ben Schazmann from the DIT School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences has won the October Inventor of the Month Competition, receiving a ?250 prize voucher.

Inventor of the month competition

October Inventor of the Month Winner
Congratulations to Dr. Ben Schazmann from the DIT School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, winner of the October Inventor of the Month Competition. Ben has been developing A visual sensor to aid prevention of tooth erosion as part of his research and submitted details of his invention to DIT Hothouse. In doing so, Ben received a €250 One-for-All voucher after his technology was judged to be the best invention disclosed to a technology transfer office within the Dublin Region Innovation Consortium in October. 

Above: Tom Flanagan, DIT Hothouse Centre Director (left) and Stephen Davis, DIT Hothouse Marketing Officer (right) present Dr. Ben Schazmann (centre) with a €250 prize voucher.

November & December Inventor of the Month Competitions
For your chance to win a €250 prize voucher, simply complete the 
DIT Invention Disclosure Form 2015 and return this to by the last day of the month.

All entries will be scored on their originality, benefits, market potential, and development/ commercialisation feasibility. Please read the  Inventor of the Month 2015 Terms and Conditions before submitting an entry. Successful applicants will be notified by telephone and the winners announced via the DIT Hothouse website in December. Applicants should make sure that their idea/invention is not already on the market. Staff and Students from partner institutions should consult their local technology transfer/industrial liaison office for application details.

About the Dublin Region Innovation Consortium
The Inventor of the Month Competition is open to all staff and students of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin (ITTD), Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB), the Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire (IADT) and National College of Ireland (NCI). The five institutions comprise the Dublin Region Innovation Consortium (DRIC) which is funded by Enterprise Ireland to maximise the impact of research in each of the institutions. DIT Hothouse, the technology transfer office at DIT, provides knowledge transfer and commercialisation support to all members of the consortium.

Further Information
For further information please visit, contact Stephen Davis on 01 402 7144 or email