Author Archive | Stephen Wilson Downey

Irish start-up Helixworks named most innovative at SXSW pitch event

SOURCE: SILICON REPUBLIC Helixworks named most innovative company at SXSW As Ireland’s only entry into the start-up pitch competition at this year’s SXSW, Helixworks is celebrating being named the event’s most innovative company. Founded by Nimesh Chandra and Sachin Chalapati in 2013, Cork-based Helixworks has experienced a number of successes, particularly since it was selected […]

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Research Excellence

Game Changers Required to Climb Europe’s Stairway to Research Excellence

An exciting journey ahead to achieve research excellence. The ecoRIS3 consortium attended the ‘Synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) & Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Funding: The Stairway to Research Excellence (S2E)’ conference organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Brussels on the 8th of March 2017. The “Stairway to […]

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Innovation Systems

Cork Institute of Technology secures €300,000 for trans-European research on optimising Regional Innovation Systems and Smart Specialisation

€300,000 to work with E.U. partners to investigate & develop successful innovation systems. Cork Institute of Technology, home to one of Ireland’s top innovation systems, operator of the highly successful business incubator, the Rubicon and working with the Institute’s Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence has secured €300,000 to work with partners in Spain, France, Portugal, […]

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UCC student Ultan O'Callaghan from Glounthaune pictured at the Student Revolution 2016 event, run by CIT Enterprise and E&S UCC as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Pic: Diane Cusack

CIT & UCC Entrepreneurial Societies work together for the first time in history, with the help of Johnson Controls.

CIT Enterprise Society and UCC’s E&S Society collaborated to deliver a student based initiative aimed at providing a platform for student entrepreneurs to collaborate and innovate. This initiative was established through the creation of a competition geared towards students from both CIT and UCC working together to solve the problems of the future. This platform […]

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Student Inc: Introducing Students to the Exciting realm of Entrepreneurship.

    Over the summer of 2016 I had the pleasure of helping 11 ambitious students develop their highly innovative projects. Being a past participant of this programme, I knew how much they will benefit from the great supports available at The Rubicon Centre. Each project was awarded with €4’000 seed funding (provided by CAMMS, […]

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