National Final 2020

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National Final 2020 – Date Announced

The National Final of the Student Enterprise Programme 2020 will take place on Friday 1st May 2020 at Croke Park in Dublin.

One student enterprise in each of the junior, intermediate and senior categories from the 31 Local Enterprise Office Areas will have the opportunity to take part in this exciting event.

The deadline for submission of business reports (senior) and business posters (junior and intermediate) is Wednesday 1st April 2020.

 

Full List of 2019 National Winners

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NATIONAL FINAL RESULTS 2019

JUNIOR CATEGORY


Special Merit Award:

Me, Myself and I:

Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Best Display Award:

Copperworks

Moate Community School, Co. Westmeath.

Best Commercial Potential Award:

The Nephin Turf Co.

St. Tiernan’s College, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo.

3rd Place:

Twedelicious

Abbey Vocational School, Co. Donegal.

2nd Place:

B Good Brownie

St. Patrick’s Classical School Navan, Co. Meath.

1st Place:

Specrest

Malahide-Portmarnock Educate Together.

INTERMEDIATE CATEGORY

Special Merit Award:

Ear Buddys

St. Clare’s Comprehensive, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim

Best Display Award:

Wrap it Up

Presentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork

Best Commercial Potential Award:

Lightning PC Customs

St. Patrick’s Classical School, Navan, Co. Meath.

3rd Place:

Imagination

Mercy College, Sligo.

2nd Place:

JCJ Get a Grip

St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rochfortbridge, Co. Westmeath.

1st Place:

Crios Madra

Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

SENIOR CATEGORY

Special Merit Award #1:

Lumpfish

Mean Scoil Nua, An Leith Thruigh, Castlegregory, Co. Kerry.

Special Merit Award #2:

Growth

Abbey Vocational School, Co. Donegal.

Best Display Award:

Fainne Rathuil

Roscommon Community College

Best Commercial Potential Award:

MIRR

CBS Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.  

3rd Place:

The Struggle is Real

St. Mary’s College,Naas, Co. Kildare.

2nd Place:

Hurl Standz

St. Mary’s CBS, Portlaoise.

1st Place:

Smooth Remove

Boherbue Comprehensive School, Cork.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CATEGORY

Junior IP Award:

Eary Fix, Presentation secondary School, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

Intermediate IP Award:

Sparkless

Jesus and Mary Secondary School, Gortnor Abbey, Co. Mayo.

Senior IP Award:

Worry Bear Co

St. Mary’s Convent, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

SOCIAL MEDIA CATEGORY

Most Effective Social Media Campaign:

Sister Scrunchies

St. Vincent’s Secondary School, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

Most Creative Use of Social Media:

Smooth Remove.

Boherbue Comprehensive School, Cork.

Most Interactive Business on Social Media:

Plugpics

Loreto Secondary School, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Congratulations to our 2019 National SEP Winners!

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Congratulations to our 2019 National SEP Winners!

SMOOTH SHOE REMOVAL STUDENTS SECURE 2019 ENTERPRISE AWARD

IRELAND’S LARGEST STUDENT ENTERPRISE AWARDS CROWN CLASS OF 2019

 

The best and the brightest of Ireland’s secondary school entrepreneurs were in Croke Park today for the National Finals of the Student Enterprise Programme, run by the Local Enterprise Offices.

 

An enterprise inspired by a grandparent’s inability to remove their shoes took top prize in the senior category. Smooth Remove from Boherbue Comprehensive School in Mallow, North Cork designed an ergonomic wooden device that enables the easy removal of footwear for those who may have back problems or have difficulty bending down to take off their shoes.

Pet safety was to the fore in the Intermediate category as Críos Mhadra from Presentation Secondary School in Castleisland, Kerry won the judges vote. Designed by 14-year-old students Katelyn Curtin and Kelly Anne Nix the 3-point safety harness provides comfort and safety for those travelling with pets in their car.

 

In the Junior category, a practical solution by a daughter for a parent’s tendency to misplace glasses at work was a big hit with the judging panel. Ava Gilmartin from Malahide Portmarnock Educate Together School in Fingal vowed to solve her mother’s issue of her glasses constantly falling off, while working as a nurse. Ava created Specrest, a small biodegradable clip which is made using a 3-D printer that keeps glasses secure.

 

Over 26,000 students took part in this year’s programme from across the country and today 222 representing 78 student enterprises have reached the National Final competing across 3 categories; Junior, Intermediate and Senior, with the winners being announced and presented with their trophies by Pat Breen, T.D., Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection.

 

The programme delivered by the 31 Local Enterprise Office is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation in partnership with Enterprise Ireland across every local authority area.

Congratulating the winners Minister Breen said; “These student entrepreneurs are the future of Irish business and job creation across the country. The skills attained by these young students during the Student Enterprise Programme will be invaluable to these young entrepreneurs and provide them with a fantastic foundation for a future in business. Many congratulations to all the students here today. By making it to Croke Park you have shown you can create and run a business. And congratulations also to their teachers who play such a significant role in sparking and encouraging their entrepreneurial imagination. If these students decide that being an entrepreneur is the path they want to take in their future, I can assure them their Local Enterprise Office will be there to support them every step of the way.”

Michael Nevin, Chair of the Education Enterprise Committee, Local Enterprise Offices, said; “This year we’ve had over 26,000 students involved in creating, setting up and running a business, learning a whole new range of skills. We have finalists looking to address environmental issues, mental health issues and climate change issues so the class of 2019 is very much committed to creating businesses who can make the world a better place and that is a great thing. Many businesses of today could learn a lot from these students particularly in their clever use of social media to promote their enterprises. No doubt the finalists today have a bright future in business in whatever form that takes and we hope to see them walking through the door of their Local Enterprise Office in the near future.”

 

The runners-up this year in the senior category were Hurl Standz from St. Mary’s CBS in Laois who create wall-mounted, handcrafted metal stands to hold hurls and helmets. In the Intermediate category, second place went to JCJ Get a Grip from St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Westmeath whose enterprise was a pre-cut and pre-measured and scored tape which is applied to the underside of Irish dancing shoes to prevent slipping without affecting the sound. The runners-up in the Junior category went to B Good Brownie from St. Patrick’s Classical School in Navan, Co. Meath, who make gluten and lactose free brownies with unique blend coffee.

Awards were presented for intellectual property awareness by the Irish Patents Office and for social media by Essential French. Twenty students in the Senior Category also win a place at the residential ‘Winners’ Business Bootcamp’ over the summer to help them further develop their business skills. Further details about the next Student Enterprise Programme, which begins in September through the Local Enterprise Offices, are available through www.studententerprise.ie

 

ENDS

For all media information and interview requests with students, please contact:

Sarah Bohan, LEO Communications at Enterprise Ireland / 0876539936

Declan Lee, LEO Communications at Enterprise Ireland / 0876957451

Fuzion Communications Contact / Ciara Jordan 086 8684555 / Suzanne Meade 086 4133031

Student Enterprise Programme National Final

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Student Enterprise Programme National Final

Media are welcome to attend this year’s National Final on Friday, May 3rd in Croke Park with interview and photography opportunities available throughout the morning and afternoon.

The #StudentEnterprise Media Centre is located in room 681 in the Hogan Suite.

Advance interview, photography and filming opportunities with finalists are also available now.

For further details, please contact –

Sarah Bohan – LEO Comms Enterprise Ireland – 087 653 9936 / Sarah.Bohan@Enterprise-Ireland.com

Declan Lee – LEO Comms at Enterprise Ireland – 087 695 7451 / Declan.Lee@Enterprise-Ireland.com

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National Final Entry Details

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National Final Entry Details

The Student Enterprise Programme National Final 2019 takes place on Friday 3rd May in Croke Park in Dublin2017 national finals

Business reports need to be submitted by the deadline in order the enter the Final. Remember they should be no more than 20 single sided or 10 double sided pages in length and the deadline for receipt  is Monday 8th April 2019. The report MUST be accompanied by the entry pack, as supplied to teachers.

Entries can be submitted to:

Yvonne O’Neill, National Co-Ordinator, Student Enterprise Programme

c/o: Local Enterprise Office, Cork City, Room 101, Ground Floor, City Hall Building, Angelesea Street, Cork City

2019 SEP Intellectual Property Awards

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2019 SEP Ipatents officentellectual Property Awards

The Student Enterprise Programme is delighted to announce that we will once again be awarding three prizes in the area of Intellectual Property at the National SEP Final on Friday 3rd May 2019 in Croke Park, Dublin.

The awards are kindly sponsored by The Irish Patents Office (www.patentsoffice.ie) and are open only to students  that make the National Final stage of the Programme.

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