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2018 Bolton Trust/DIT Student Enterprise Competition

08 November, 2017

In this, the 26th  consecutive year of the competition, DIT is again providing its students, both postgraduate and undergraduate students, with the opportunity to win a range of cash prizes in the biggest 3rd level institute enterprise competition in the country. The main objective of the competition is to foster a spirit of entrepreneurship among DIT students and to encourage and support a rigorous business planning approach to entrepreneurial activities. 

The competition is open to teams of registered DIT postgraduate and undergraduate students. Each team should have at least two but no more than six students. The students can come from any discipline and any college and multi-disciplinary, cross-college teams are particularly welcome. In some cases research postgraduate students may be permitted to enter the competition with a ‘team’ of one'. Enter now....

DIT hosts all-island networking event for plasma research

27 October, 2017

The event covered non-thermal Plasma applications in the food, biomedical and environmental sectors. Non-thermal plasma science and technology is increasingly investigated for translation to a wide range of applications, including food safety and sustainability, surface decontamination, wound healing, and more recently, cancer treatment. The diversity of the mechanisms of action and the flexibility as a standalone technology or one that can integrate with other technologies, provide a rich resource for developing innovative solutions.

DIT Product Design students win NIBS Competition

25, May 2017

Earlier this year the team won the DIT/ Bolton Trust Student Enterprise Competition. The team, who have just completed the third year of their Product Design programme, have established Core Devices Ltd. to market  their product.  "Ripple Sense is a smart, water monitoring and alert based product. Our in-depth interviews and feedback allowed us to design a product that gives farmers with livestock and water supplies in remote locations, peace of mind that their herd has plentiful amounts of water to drink". Read more

Bilingual Packaging eBook launched by Minister Seán Kyne at DIT Aungier Street

07 April, 2017

Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources, Sean Kyne TD launched the ebook Bilingual Packaging: a guide for best business practice in DIT Aungier Street on Wednesday 05 April.

Bilingual Packaging: a guide for best business practice is the second in a series of guidance ebooks published by Foras na Gaeilge for the business sector focusing on the principles of bilingualism in signage and packaging. The guidebook aims to recognise best practice in the use of Irish in packaging and to show the business community that the language is a valuable resource that can be used to attract consumers to their products. The ebook was a joint venture between Foras na Gaeilge and DIT, who carried out the primary research for the publication. Read more here...

2017 Bolton Trust/DIT Student Enterprise Competition

03 April, 2017

The final of this year’s competition, which attracted entries from 44 teams, took place in the FOCAS Institute, DIT Kevin Street on Wednesday 22 March. On the night, team member Ciaran Sullivan accepted the top prize of €2000 on behalf of Ripple Sense, as the other three team members were away on placement (Evan Stuart, Olivia Holbrook, Rachael Ryan). Read more here...

Minister Bruton launches Greenway Hub in DIT Grangegorman

The Greenway Hub represents €17m investment in research, innovation and incubation facilities with funding from PRTLI, Enterprise Ireland and DIT

01 March, 2017

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD visited the DIT campus at Grangegorman on Wednesday March 1st to meet researchers, PhD students and entrepreneurs and to officially launch the new Greenway Hub facility in the heart of the new campus.

During his visit Minister Bruton met with researchers and PhD students in the Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute (ESHI) who spoke about their work in areas that have direct relevance for human health and well-being, ranging from vision science, to food and water quality, energy, biomonitoring and diagnostics, and health policy development.

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Plasma-activated liquids – fighting superbugs, food bacteria and cancer

10th February, 2017

Daniela was recently awarded a prestigious Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) from Science Foundation Ireland. She will soon be based at the Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute in the new Greenway Hub, a centre for research and innovation in the heart of DIT Grangegorman. 

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Gold nanoparticles shine light on cancer cure

Gold nanoparticles can produce heat when a laser is shined on them. Image: ‘Nanostar 1’ by NIST is in the public domain

06 February, 2017

Whether it is by heating up tumour cells so they are more susceptible to cancer drugs, or by showing researchers exactly which molecules can stop cancer growing, tiny gold nanoparticles are opening up new avenues in the fight against the disease. Read more...

The 1st International Symposium on Human Mental Workload: Models and Applications (H-WORKLOAD 2017)

10 February, 2017

The symposium aims to become the premier event for discussion of emerging research on mental workload and its models and applications. It will bring together researchers and practitioners from different disciplines including human factors, computer science, psychology, education, and neuroscience and provide a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and technologies between a worldwide audience of academics and industrial scientists. Read more...