Universal Design Grand Challenge - commercialisation award winner

 

Pictured: The team, Fiachra Doherty, Conor Molloy, Clodagh Dunne and Jamie Carroll with Dr. Aisling Ní Annaidh.

A team of students from 3rd year Mechanical Engineering won the Commercialisation Award at the Universal Design Grand Challenge tonight. The award is organised by the National Disability Authority but is sponsored by Enterprise Ireland. The team, Fiachra Doherty, Conor Molloy, Clodagh Dunne and Jamie Carroll, won for their product PnP Analytics which aims to prevent pressure sores by detecting the absence of pressure shifting movements in those who are confined to beds for long periods.

The Universal Design Grand Challenge (UDGC) is a student competition that promotes and awards excellence in student projects that feature solutions that work for everyone. The UDGC invites third level students in their final two years of study, post grads and recent graduates to enter their best student project to compete for two National Universal Design Student Awards.

The Enterprise Ireland “Universal Design Commercialisation Award” will provide one or more of the shortlisted entrants with a Commercial Case Feasibility Grant.