The Big Ideas Showcase is the largest gathering of inventors in the country. The event showcased the latest collection of 20 investment opportunities, each with its own merits and business potential. Among the ‘Big Ideas’ pitched to potential investors at this year’s event were technologies that can: Help to improve your IQ, Reduce the cost of thoroughbred horse breeding, Improve hygiene in our hospitals and Reduce hot water bills by up to 50%
Three Commercialisation awards were presented on the day to previous “Big Ideas” who had been successful in commercialising their research. The winners were Dr Alan Holland, ICT commercialisation award, Professor Dolores O’Riordan, Lifescience Commercialisation Award and Stephen Daniels, Manufacturing, Engineering and Energy Commercialisation Award.