What's the Big Idea?
Inventor Competition 2014
€4,000 in Cash Prizes to be won across four Invention Categories!
Submit your entry to DIT Hothouse before 6th June for a chance to win
The Inventor 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 competition, which is being co-sponsored by leading European patent attorneys, Hanna, Moore & Curley, aims to promote, uncover and recognise innovation and creativity across a range of industrially focused research categories.
There is €4,000 worth of cash prizes to be won with €1,000 being awarded to the best invention proposal submitted in each of the following commercial categories;
- Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
- Industrial & Manufacturing Technology
- Clean Technology
- Food & Life Science Technology
How to Enter
DIT entrants* should complete the DIT Hothouse Invention Disclosure Form and return this to email@example.com before the competition closing date below. Applicants should make sure that their idea/invention is not already on the market.
All entries will be scored on their originality, benefits, market potential, and development/ commercialisation feasibility. Please read the 2014 Inventor Competition Terms and Conditions before submitting an entry.
Closing Date and Announcement of Winners
The closing date for all applications is Friday, 6th June 2014. Winners will be announced and presented with their awards at a Showcase event to be held later in the year.
Description of Competition Categories:
Information & Communications Technology
ICT Inventions should focus on the storage, retrieval, manipulation, transmission or receipt of digital data and how these different uses can work with each other.
- Cloud Computing
- Internet and Mobile Apps
- Audio Visual Systems
Industrial & Manufacturing Technology
These inventions should focus on the development, utilisation, and application of new scientific ideas, concepts and information in production and other industrial processes.
- Production, distribution and processing tools and techniques
- Automated production processes and systems
- Efficient tools, equipment, and techniques for performing industrial tasks
Inventions in this category should harness renewable materials and energy sources that reduce the use of natural resources, and cut or eliminate emissions and wastes.
- Renewable energy
- Green transportation
- Energy efficient appliances
- Wastewater solutions
Food & Life Science
Inventions in this category should focus on the development, utilisation, or application of new scientific ideas, concepts, and information to living organisms, life processes or food.
- Food manufacturing, processing and preservation
For further information, please contact Stephen Davis on 01 402 7144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*ITTD entry details available at ittdublin.ie/technologytransferoffice*ITB entry details available at itb.ie/industryinnovation*IADT entry details available at iadt.ie*NCI entry details available at ncirl.ie/Campus/ServicestoBusiness/BusinessIncubationCentre/TechnologyTransferOffice