Belfast Telegraph

Budding inventors seek to win competition

By Clare Weir

Twelve bright ideas have been selected to go through to the next stage of a major competition aimed at identifying Northern Ireland's top new invention.

Over 90 people applied to the Northern Ireland Science Park's Connect Invent 2014 contest and on Tuesday, 24 of those got the opportunity to pitch to a panel of businesspeople, investors and sponsors Bank of Ireland.

The ideas fell into six categories – creative media and consumer internet, agri-food, life and health, engineering, electronics, and enterprise software. Each category winner will get the chance to pitch their idea in California and the overall winner will receive £10,000.

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