A medical device for the early detection and monitoring of brain injuries in newborns has won the top prize at the IGNITE 2020 awards.

Mark O'Sullivan of Neurobell, was crowned the winner of the IGNITE award for Best Business.

The IGNITE programme hosted by University College Cork, nurtures startups from ideas to commercial reality and has supported 120 new start-ups since its inception.

Their showcase took place yesterday evening via webinar.

IGNITE director Eamon Curtin congratulated all the IGNITE graduates.

"This has certainly been an unusual year but we have seen how hard work and dedication is vital to ensuring a business grows and develops," he said.

"As with many aspects of society, IGNITE has moved online and so too has our awards and showcase. We are delighted that the IGNITE startups were able to pitch their business ideas straight to the screen. We are very proud of every participant on the IGNITE programme," he added.

IGNITE 2020 graduates