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APPrentice Competition 2019 - The Finals

APPrentice Competition 2019 - The Finals

08 March, 2019

The finals of this year’s APPrentice Competition took place on Friday 8th March, the last day of what was a fantastic Innovation Week here in CIT. The students and the Hincks Team set up the displays, placing prototypes along side the professionally produced posters and revealed a superb exhibition of new and valuable ideas. The Nexus Hall was also host to the Prize for Innovation Exhibition.

 

Jon & Javier setting up

 

The event kicked off at 11:00 with the four strong panel of external judges visiting each of the stands, speaking to each of the 17 finalists and assessing both the APP ideas and the posters.

We were thrilled to receive over 100 applications from students across CIT and are very grateful to the first round judges who shortlisted the 17 finalists. The posters were designed by 2nd year Business Administration Students, with support from their lecturers Orla Cartner and Mary Oldham.

And, the Winners .....

  • Best APP Idea - Nitelyfe (Kevin McCoy and Grace O’Donnell)
  • Best Poster - Lets Talk (Eimear Murphy, Clodagh Leahy, Zack Nuttawud Nutchanat)

The Runners Up .....

  • APP Idea - Fence Live (Diarmuid Barry)
  • Poster - Stored (Ronan S. McCarthy, Shane A. Ryan, Emma Hickey)

Special Awards .....

  • Best Student Welfare APP Idea - Toasty (Angela Johnson)
  • Best Community APP Idea - Local Mentor (David Jordan)

 

(LtoR) Helen McGuirk, Head, Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence,
Kevin McCoy and Grace O'Donnell, Best APP Idea,
Kevin Curran, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Cork North & West,
Gerard O'Donovan, Head, Faculty Business & Humanities

 

(L to R) Diarmuid Barry, APP Idea Runner Up,
Helen McGuirk, Head, Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence,
Kevin Curran, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Cork North & West,
David Jordan, Special Award - Best Community APP Idea

 

Angela Johnson, Special Award - Best Student Welfare APP Idea
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