Limerick brothers win overall ICT award at Enterprise Ireland’s Student Entrepreneur Awards 2020


FROM a 3D printed education toolkit to a detection device for brain injury in newborns, the most innovative projects scooped the top prizes at Enterprise Ireland’s Student Entrepreneur Awards 2020.

Brothers Nick and Jack Cotter from Co. Limerick won the Local Enterprise Office ICT Award worth €5,000 in cash prize funding.

Their product the Cotter Crate is a patent-pending, lamb handling system that makes dosing and weighing lambs easier, faster, and prevents back injury.

Richard Murphy, Manager LEO Support, Policy & Co-ordination Unit, Enterprise Ireland said: “Today’s Student Entrepreneur Awards final recognised young innovators across the country and celebrated their entrepreneurial success.

“This year’s applicants have identified challenges across a range of sectors and provided innovative solutions to overcome them.

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“Nurturing this talent and helping to foster that entrepreneurship is essential, not just to turn ideas into thriving businesses, but to help drive Ireland’s global reputation in business.” he added.