Innovation Academy Student wins award at international Technology and Entrepreneurship SummerSchool
TCD Bioengineering and Innovation Academy’s Clive Curley did us proud when he achieved second place at this year’s renowned international entrepreneurship and technology summer school held at the Netherlands Twente University.
Clive, who won this year’s annual Innovation Academy bursary to attend the prestigious summer school, was among 12 international students-who all had a business idea at various stages of development. The acceleration of these ideas were further cultivated throughout the week at the summer school which also involved collaborative facilitation and delivery by TCD-Innovation Academy Facilitators, Louise Andrews and Ruth Kearney. Ruth and Louise, both with marketing backgrounds, designed and delivered a bespoke marketing master class session, further enabling the participants to launch and creatively market their innovations by adopting both traditional and digital marketing techniques.
Participants pitched their value proposition to an expert panel, including TCD Innovation Academy’s staff member, Louise Andrews on the final day.
Clive is a second year Bioengineering PhD student researching the development of a novel catheter that is capable of injecting cardiac stem cells embedded in a gel into the wall of infarcted hearts. His research is collaboration between the cardiovascular group in the Trinity Centre of Bioengineering (TCBE) and the Tissue Engineering Group (TERG) in RCSI under the auspices of Dr. Garry Duffy [RCSI] and Prof. Bruce Murphy [Biomechanical Engineering].