Technical Innovation

Technical Innovation of the Year

The purpose of this award is to highlight innovative technological concepts developed and applied in Ireland that clearly demonstrate a real impact on society and an actual or future contribution to the economy.
This award will be presented to the organisation or engineer who has demonstrated excellence in the field of technology (product or service) and innovation in any area of business, healthcare, education or the arts.
This award category may especially appeal to research and development facilities, academic institutions, start-up businesses or global organisations with an Irish base.
The following projects have been shortlisted for the Technical Innovation of the Year Award:
  • Development of Stevie: A Socially Assistive Robot developed to provide support for older adults by Dr. Conor McGinn and the Robotics and Innovation Lab (RAIL) at Trinity College Dublin.
  • Design-Driven Innovation: Combined Sewer Interceptor Physical Model Test-Bed Project by Ward and Burke Construction Ltd and the National University of Ireland, Galway.
The winner of this category award will be announced at the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards on Friday, 9 November 2018.