Launch of DCU President’s Awards for Innovation 2018

Launch of DCU President’s Awards for Innovation 2018

Launch of DCU President’s Awards for Innovation 2018

Launch of DCU President’s Awards for Innovation 2018
31 January 2018

DCU Invent is delighted to launch the DCU President’s Awards for innovation!

Now in their sixth year, these awards are designed to foster a culture of innovation in the University through encouragement and the recognition of achievements of both students and staff of DCU. These awards consist of 3 categories: Students, Administrative & Support Staff, Academic & Research Staff. The winner in each category will receive a certificate and a cheque for €2,000 which will be presented by Prof. Brian MacCraith, President of DCU.

All staff and students at DCU are eligible to be nominated. Those who have previously received an award must wait two years before being eligible again. All nominees must be either currently employed by DCU or a current student(s). Self-nominations will not be accepted. All nominees must be proposed by a DCU staff member or a senior representative from an external agency.

Deadline for nominations is 15th March 2018 at 5pm.
Nomination Form is available here

The selection of the winning nominations will be undertaken by a sub-committee of the DCU Innovation Working Group along with a number of external evaluators. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony which will take place in DCU on the 18th April 2018.

The full award criteria are listed below! We look forward to receiving lots of nominations showcasing the innovative culture that pervades DCU’s staff and students!

For any queries, please contact   01-700 7597

Award Criteria
1.  Award for Innovation - Students:
This award is for a new product, service or business process conceived by students of DCU, that is making (or has the potential to make) a significant difference in a social, educational, clinical or economic context.  The Student Category includes recently graduated students since the last award in April 2017.

2.  Award for Innovation - Administrative and Support Staff:
This award is for a new, or significantly enhanced process or method which was conceived and adopted internally at DCU and which led to a tangible and demonstrable benefit to DCU.

3.  Award for Innovation - Academic and Research Staff:
This award is for a product or process based substantially on research carried out at DCU with significant utility (social, educational, clinical or industrial/economic) and which has been endorsed by an external entity as having a potential impact on society or industry.