Electricity was in the air as Ireland’s bright sparks came together for the first day of the BT Business of Science & Technology Programme

Posted: March 3, 2010 in Uncategorized

Yesterday, 53 students from 13 counties arrived in Dublin, for the first day of the new BT Business of Science & Technology Programme. This new programme has been designed to help students transition from education to the business world by giving them mentoring from leading Irish Industry experts from companies like BT, Bank of Ireland, Bombardier Aerospace, Bord Gáis Éireann, Engineers Ireland, IBM, Intel, IP Innovations, and Innovation Delivery.

During the course of the programme the students will also receive training from world-renowned technology industry executive, Wendy Kennedy using her So what? who cares? why you?® commercialisation methodology.  Through this proven approach, and working in teams, the students will learn the tools and frameworks used by world-class science and technology researchers and apply them to real-world Irish business case studies.

The students who were chosen to take part in the programme, which concludes on the 4th March 2010, are winners from across the BT Young Scientist & Technology competition. All the students will receive a certificate of achievement. The top team and top individual will be awarded summer placements in a number of higher education institutions, which will be presented by Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe TD at a special awards ceremony.

I would like to wish all the students the best of luck and I hope they thoroughly enjoy the programme.

Mari Cahalane, Head of BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS

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