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Mr Aron McConville wins the 2014 McColgan Innovation Aw ard

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Mr Aron McConville, a final year Biomedical Engineering Student has won the 2014 McColgan Innovation Award for his Medical Sensors project on the bio-optical devices. Runner up Gareth Evans put in a strong performance with a highly credible project. Mr McConville was presented his award by Professor Richard Barnett, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ulster at a Scholarship Ceremony held in December at the Belfast Campus. 

The competition coordinator Professor Jim McLaughlin stated 'This is the second year of this competition and it is aimed at challenging engineering students to think clearly about the innovation process and how a good technology-based business proposition requires high quality scientific or engineering concepts as well as a focused market driven underpinning and a clear vison on how to develop a IP protected proto-type ready for trialing through to commercialisation. All students were required to carry out an eleven week project that concluded with a business case as well as a 3 minute elevator pitch. 

Our judging panel included Mr. Michael Caulfield who is the CEO of Intelesens, Mr Stephen McComb who is the Technology Leader of the Connected Health Innovation Centre, Dr Sandy McKinnon from Pentech and Professor Jim McLaughlin who is Director of NIBEC and ERI. 

All the students who participated in the competition concluded that it was an enjoyable experience and that key mentoring has prepared them well for their future career paths


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