InverThinkTank youth technology competition winners announced

Inver Energy Awards 2014 winners
Pictured front: Maddie Duff, Jessica Connell, Eleanor Nolan, Colaiste Bhaile Chlaire. Back: Patrick Kazimierczak, Patrick Donovan, Ben Hugman, Colaiste Bhaile Chlaire with Rory Brislane and Barry Coll from Inver Energy



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30 March 2015 | 0

A team from Colaiste Bhaile Chlaire in Claregalway was announced overall winners of the 2014 InverThinkTank competition announced last week.

The competition, organised by fuel company Inver Energy with with TechSpace and Foroige, challenged youth groups and schools to put forward their vision for how they would use technology to make theirs the most innovative town in Ireland by 2020. Entries consisted of a solution summary and a two-minute video clip.

Colaiste Bhaile Chlaire received a prize fund for up to 10 computers with creative programs installed and one teacher online training course. Their entry, Project Virtual Reality, aimed to help people with mental health difficulties relax after a therapy session using augmented reality equipment to produce calming images and sounds.

Foróige/Galway Autism Partnership was the winning TechSpace project, for which they received kit of camera and audio equipment for their entry Project Sensory Overload Simulation – a mobile app that mimics a sensory overload environment, in order to help friends and family of those on the autism spectrum.

DCU’s Centre for Talented Youth Ireland won most innovative team, picking up a DSLR Camera for Project Panda Rail, for their idea to develop a light rail transport service in Bray, Co. Wicklow using hydroelectricity.

InverThinkTank will be running the competition again this year with a focus on mobile apps.

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