June Inovator of the Month Competition

DIT Hothouse Inventor of the Month Competition

May Inovator of the Month Winner

Congratulations to CREST Centre Manager Dr. Brendan Duffy as well as CREST Reserach Scientist Dr. Paddy Kane and Dr. Swarna Jaiswal, winner of the Dublin Region Innovation Consortium (DRIC) Inventor of the Month Competition for May.

April Inventor of the Month

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)

They were involved in developing a high quality anti microbial coating which is sucessfully capable of killing the bacteria within two hours of application to the painted surface.

They have been awarded a €250 One-for-All gift voucher after the idea was judged to be the best invention submitted to a DRIC partner institution in May.

June 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 hothouse@dit.ie by Thurday, June 30th.  

All entries will be 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. Successful applicants will be notified by telephone and the winners announced via the DIT Hothouse website in May. 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 www.hothouse.ie, contact Ann Marie on 01 402 7179 or email hothouse@dit.ie.