A medical device for the early detection and monitoring of brain injuries in newborns has won the top prize at Enterprise Ireland's Student Entrepreneur Awards 2020.
Neurobell, which was developed by University College Cork student Mark O’Sullivan, aims to help the diagnoses of abnormal brain activity faster and with greater accuracy.
Mark won a €10,000 cash prize fund, as well as the opportunity to avail of specialist advice and assistance from Enterprise Ireland to help turn his innovative enterprise idea into a business reality.
This is the 39th year of Enterprise Ireland's Student Entrepreneur Awards, which are co-sponsored by Cruickshank, Grant Thornton and the Local Enterprise Offices.
Three other finalists also received cash awards today and shared €30,000 in mentoring support from Enterprise Ireland.
The Cruickshank High Achieving Merit Award went to Siobhán Ryan, a student from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), for her project PressiDect, which is a pressure detection system designed for use on a theatre table.
Simon Dring from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) took home the Grant Thornton High Achieving Merit Award for his TraumAlert device which aims to improve concussion awareness and player safety at all levels.
The final Local Enterprise Office ICT award went to Limerick brothers, Nick and Jack Cotter, for their Cotter Agritech innovation. Their product the Cotter Crate is a patent-pending, lamb handling system that makes dosing and weighing lambs easier, faster, and prevents back injury.