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Invent 2018 - Applications now open Posted on 07/02/2018 00:00:00 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.

What is the Competition?

Invent is an opportunity for enthusiastic and passionate innovators and entrepreneurs across Northern Ireland to be part of a unique competition that helps to unlock the potential of innovative ideas. 

What categories can I apply for?

Students can enter their projects under any of these six categories. The top-scoring students are shortlisted and then invited to attend the Student Invent Finals.  The categories are as follows;

•           Agri –Science

•           Engineering

•           Life & Health

•           Enterprise Software

•           Electronics

•           Creative and Consumer Internet

Catalyst has written a helpful guide to explain each category which can be downloaded by clicking here. 

What do they win?

There is a £1,000 prize for the student winner and an additional £200 for the pupil’s choice.

How can I apply?

The closing date for applications to Invent is Friday 23rd March 2018.

It’s as simple as filling in the online form but it’s important that the student reads the documents below before submitting.

Terms and conditionsClick here to read 

Apply here Click here to submit 

Any issues or queries please contact Kerry McGarvey at Catalyst Inc for further information - Mobile 07825165933 /

Important Dates

  • 23rd March      Closing date for applications
  • 4th April           Final Shortlisting and inform all applicants of the outcome

For more information and details on how to apply for this competition - Click here