Inventor of the Month Competition 2015


September Inventor of the Month Winners

Congratulations to Keith Sunderland and Thomas Woolmington from the DIT School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, winners of the September Inventor of the Month Competition. Keith and Thomas had been co-developing a Wind Speed Power Estimation software as part of their research and submitted details of their invention to DIT Hothouse. In doing so, Thomas and Keith each received a €250 One-for-All voucher after their technology was judged to be the best invention disclosure from the Dublin Region Innovation Consortium in September.


Above: Tom Flanagan, DIT Hothouse Centre Director (right) presents Keith Sunderland (centre) and Thomas Woolmington (left) with their €250 one-for-all vouchers. 

October Inventor of the Month Competition

For your chance to win a €250 prize voucher, simply complete the DIT Invention Disclosure Form 2015 and return this to before Friday, 30th October.  

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 November. 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