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Bridge Network Invention of the Year Awards hosted by UCC

16 Nov
Bridge Networks Awards announced in UCC on Tuesday 14th November

UCC hosted the Bridge Network Invention of the Year Awards sponosred by Purdy Lucey Intellectual Property. 5 awards given out in Life Sciences and ICT/Physical Sceinces Categories

The evening event celebrated the work of teams from UCC, CIT and Teagasc. The awards were selected by an independant panle of judges from business, academia and enterprise bodies.

We were delighted that Barry Skillington from Atlantia Food Clinical Trials also joined us.  Barry explained to the team the journey that Atlantia, a UCC spinout company has made in the last few years and the key learnings for anyone of our inventor teams planning the journey

The winners on the night

TEAGASC award went to the team of Mary Rea, Debebe Alemayou, Eilenn Murphy, Paul Ross and Colin Hill for their invention Lactobacillus gasseri, a human gut isolate for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infections

UCC's ICT award went to the team of Fabrizio Fortino, Jasurbek Khodjaev, Salvatore Tedesco, Brendan O’Flynn from the Tyndall Wireless sensor network group for Kneehabilitation – Low-cost measurement unit for physiotherapy           

UCCs Life Sciences awards went to Tom Moore & Emer O’Shea from the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology for their invention for the use of Pregnancy-Specific Glycoprotein (PSG) in developing treatment targeting autoimmune diseases          

CIT's Nimbus Centre team of Conor Lynch, Jane O’Flynn, Kevin Fitzgibbon, Gary Smith, Bartlomiej Gnyszka, Jacqueline Kehoe and Ramon Almestre won the CIT Engineering, ICT & Physical sciences award for WatNOS: a Water Network Energy Optimisation System Implementation -

CIT's Life Science award went to Roy Selator and Eamon Culligan for the work on betL* a modified genetic locus that promotes improved bacterial stress resistance.

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