Smart Young Minds Get Down to Business at NovaUCD
Nova UCD has recently launched an intensive business mentoring programme which gives secondary school students the commercialisation skills they will need to convert their innovative ideas into commercial opportunities.
Devised by BT, and delivered by NovaUCD, the BT Business of Science & Technology Programme will involve 33 students who were chosen from the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition which took place in January. The programme was established by BT to help bridge the gap between education and business, and give students an early insight into how to progress from the classroom to the boardroom
The students will learn from leading figures from a wide range of emerging and established organisations including: Aristo; Equinome; Bord Gais; Enterprise Ireland; IDA; HEA; Select Strategies; UCD and University of Ulster.
Over the course of four days the students will focus on developing a number of projects that stood out for their commercial potential at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in January, including: a flexible, waterproof, inflatable flood barrier for domestic and commercial use; the potential of waste materials from hedgerow cuttings as a feasible biomass fuel; and DIY Wind Power – portable community generators for the Third World.
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