Synergy Student Innovation Awards

Synergy Student Innovation Awards

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Synergy Student Innovation Awards 2019/20

The Synergy Student Innovation Award is the student entrepreneurship and incubation programme run from October to March each year facilitated and delivered by TU Dublin Synergy Centre. The programme is located in the Synergy Centre and is generously sponsored and supported by South Dublin Local Enterprise Office.

The Awards encourage students in exploring their innovative ideas and business potential and bringing them to fruition. Teams are particularly welcome.  Through workshops and engagement the programme is designed to expand the enterprise skills and entrepreneurial mind-set of TU Dublin students. 

Commencing with an awareness campaign in September, students have until the end of October to submit their idea. All the proposals are then reviewed by an experienced team of mentors to identify a shortlist of several finalists who then undergo workshops during December and January. The workshops in Market Research, Business Canvas, Business Plans and Pitching Skills help refine the business model and it’s potential. The programme concludes In March with a showcase day. Finalists are encouraged to then enter Enterprise Ireland’s Student Entrepreneur Awards.

We offer support to student entrepreneurs at any stage of development and from any college or school in TU Dublin.

Why Should I Apply?

  • Each finalist team receives a minimum investment of €1,000 paid on successful completion of the programme.  On showcase day additional prizes are on offer for Best Business Plan, Video Presentation and Overall Business Idea
  • Business & Marketing Training valued at over €10,000.
  • Access to Purpose built Training Rooms and Speciality Spaces including incubation space
  • Specialised training from highly experienced mentors and guest companies.
  • Opportunity to pitch in front of potential investors and experienced entrepreneurs.
  • Gain proximity to in-house consultants, research teams, start-up companies and incubators onsite in the Synergy Centre.

For More information Contact Rory McNeill rory.mcneill@TUDublin.ie