Idea that could change lives puts Conall top of the class
March 22nd 2011
Conall Fallon, a 6th class student from Scoil Iognáid in Galway won the best "Innovation for the Future" at the Galway Science and Technology Festival held at NUI Galway last week. Pictured right is Conall with his prize.
The competition was sponsored by the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC), who hosted an information stand at the Festival. Over 140 entries were receieved from children who attended the Festival.
Conall's winning idea centred around a device that would scan an area and send a photographic picture into a blind person's mind through a pair of glasses.
All judges agreed that it was an outstanding idea which could change the lives of those affected by blindness.
Also pictured (left to right) in the background are the 6th class from Scoil Iognáid and Valerie Parker, CISC, Danielle Nicholson, REMEDI and Laoise Breathnach, Scoil Iognáid.
Minister for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock TD, last week announced Government funding through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) of €6.9million to 62 research awards through SFI’s Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) programme, in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland.