Invent is Catalyst Inc's annual competition supported by headline sponsor Bank of Ireland UK. It showcases and rewards local innovations and proof of concept ideas that have the greatest commercial potential. It’s an opportunity to gain high-profile exposure; to validate your idea and to unlock a quality network of influencers. There’s also a prize fund of £33,000 shared by the winners.
Injury prevention solution for horses
Agri Science Category Winner
Student Invent winner
A revolutionary way to find and book health & wellbeing providers
Team: Jason Harvey and Andrew McCracken
Creative Media & Consumer Internet Category Winner
Elevator Pitch Winner
Intelligent safety device
Team: Brendan Digney, Alan Ferguson, Jonathan Atkinson, Ben Kelly, Tiernan Conlon
Electronics Category Winner
Fully insulated power cable clip
Engineering Category Winner
Goods importation processing system
Enterprise Software Category Winner
Ultrasound targeted cancer drug delivery
Life and Health Category Winner
Connect is future-focused, but that’s not to say we can’t learn a thing or two from the past. Our annual Innovation Founders Award is given to a local innovator who has successfully pushed the possibility of their business idea beyond boundaries.
They come from a wide variety of sectors but all share a common characteristic: having the tenacity and vision to develop home-grown innovation into remarkable success stories. They are all testament to the fact that in Northern Ireland we are as capable as anywhere in the world at creating outstanding breakthrough businesses.