Recent Winners


2020 Junior Category Winners

The team from Ballybay Community College in Monaghan took the top Junior Category prize this year with their winning idea Sofatop. The innovative product is a stylish flexible tray that can safely hold a cup of tea within reach on a couch.

The novel idea allows you to curl up on the sofa and enjoy your cuppa, safe in the knowledge that you can set it down within safe and easy reach on a stylish flexible tray.


2020 Intermediate Category Winners

The girls from Loreto College, St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin wowed our judges with their ‘Aim It Board’ game. Designed to improve hand-eye coordination, maths and attention, this simple, yet effective, basketball trainer helps players hone their point scoring skills. The product is portable, easy to use and eco friendly.


2020 Senior Category Winners

Our current champions in the senior category are two student entrepreneurs  from CBS in Thurles. Their winning idea is the Handy Hose Helper – a magnetic hose holder tailored specifically for use at parlour hoses for dairy farmers.

More information is available @handyhoseholder on Twitter.


2019 Senior Category Winners

Smooth Remove, an innovative shoe removal aid from the students of Boherbue Comprehensive School in North County Cork, took the top accolade in 2019 at the National Final in Croke Park.

Smooth Remove was inspired when one of the students’ grandparents had difficulty removing their shoes and this enterprising group of young students decided to find a solution to the problem. They created an ergonomic wooden device that helps users with back problems or those with difficulty bending down to easily remove footwear.

More information is available here.


2019 Intermediate Category Winners

Crios Mhadra, from Presentation Secondary School in Castleisland Co. Kerry are the current intermediate category champs with their innovative three point car safety harness for dogs.

These students are a great example of how you can turn a hobby/interest into a business idea.

More information is available here.


2019 Junior Category Winner

Specrest is a very clever idea developed by a 1st year student from Malahide-Portmarnock Educate Together School in Fingal .

The product is a holder for glasses that slides onto your clothing. The glasses slip through the holder and it keeps them secure at all times. The idea came to the student when she saw her Mum who is a nurse struggle with her glasses constantly falling off at work.

More information is available at @specrestireland