TU Dublin Students Represent Ireland at ENGCOMM Montreal

March 2019

Since 2013, ENGCOMM have been championing a worldwide effort to foster inter-disciplinary communication and collaboration before students start their professional careers. ENGCOMM focus on combining the technical field of Engineering with the interactive field of Commerce. The competition was held in downtown Montreal from February 19th to February 23rd 2019. It involved teams from 16 internationally recognized academic institutions, consisting of engineering and commerce students. During the five day competition, each delegation competed in a number of cases. 

At the Opening Ceremony, and after a keynote speech delivered by Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques, the sixteen teams from around the world were randomly divided into 4 divisions of 4 teams. TU Dublin City Centre Campus were drawn to compete against the University of Calgary, McGill University and the University of Texas. Over five days and the 3 competitive rounds, teams competed against each-other to propose the best technology and business plan.

The TU Dublin team were awarded first place in the marathon 12 hour round - not just in their division but across all 16 participating universities. They also were awarded first prize for their use of Solidworks.

Well done and congratulations to Brian, Cathal, William and Lee and to their chief mentors David Kennedy and Eoghan O'Grady.