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Anti-microbial coating wins ‘Invention of the Month’

Posted: 30 May, 2016

Congratulations to CREST Centre Manager Dr. Brendan Duffy and CREST Research Scientists Dr. Paddy Kane and Dr. Swarna Jaiswal, who have won the Dublin Region Innovation Consortium (DRIC) Inventor of the Month Competition for April.

Pictured above (Left to right): Dr. Brendan Duffy (Centre Manager, CREST), Dr. Patrick Kane (Research Scientist, CREST), Dr. Swarna Jaiswal (Research Scientist, CREST) and Kieran O'Connell (DIT Hothouse Licensing Executive)

The winning invention is a high quality anti-microbial coating which is proven to be capable of killing bacteria within two hours of application to a painted surface.

All entries for the Inventor of the Month award are scored on their originality, benefits, market potential, and development/ commercialisation feasibility. Please read the Inventor of the Month Terms and Conditions before submitting an entry. 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.

Submissions for the month of May competition will close on Tuesday 31 May.

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.