BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp
University College Dublin actively supports the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) agenda reaching back into second level education in a variety of ways.
The BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp was established in 2010 by BT and is delivered jointly with the innovation team of UCD Research and Innovation on an annual basis. The Bootcamp, which take place at NovaUCD, assists students in bridging the gap between education and business, a challenge that Ireland needs to overcome to achieve its goal of developing an innovative economy and generating employment.
Watch highlights of the 2017 BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp
A talented group of teenagers from Galway, Cork, Kilkenny, Offaly and Dublin claimed the winning spot at the 2017 BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp with their project entitled Mi Contact. The winning project is an app based on applied behaviour analysis to enhance early intervention programmes, and to encourage children with autism make eye contact.
Pictured at NovaUCD are members of the Mi Contact team (l-r) Lucy Leonard, Steven Harris, Ciara-Beth Ni Ghríofa, George Hennessy, and Ella Brennan