The Bootcamp was held at Nova UCDThe best overall group at the 2012 BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp is a team of five school students and their project Smart Pipe: An automated water circulation anti-freezing system.
Matt Murtagh White (17) from Kilkenny College, Kilkenny; Emer Creedon (16) from Regina Mundi College, Cork; Adam Torrens (19) from South Eastern Regional College, Bangor; Deirdre Harford (17) from Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan, Dublin; and Megan Doyle (16) from Skerries Community College, Dublin win a summer placement at one of the leading universities in Ireland.
Daniel Hobbs (17) from Maynooth Post Primary, Co Kildare was the best individual student of the week.
James Eggers, St. Michael’s College, Dublin has been offered both commercial space and the opportunity to pitch his idea at the next Dublin Web Summit in October 2012. James’ project is ‘The detection of incidents on roads in real-time with Twitter and traffic cameras’.
Over the course of the four days, the 32 students took part in a number of business-focused workshops from business planning and intellectual property management to design thinking and communications.
The Bootcamp was held at Nova UCD. Summer placements at NUI Galway, University of Limerick, UCD and University of Ulster are available for the winners.