Donegal’s hand-picked student entrepreneur, Aidan Robb has just been announced as a finalist in “The Think Outside the Box Awards” which are sponsored by Enterprise Ireland, Invest Northern Ireland, Mammoth Brand Consultancy and Cruickshank Intellectual Property Attorneys.
Aidan’s innovative award winning invention “Cargo Defenders” has gained him this amazing opportunity and he will be joined by fellow LYIT student Emelyn Toland in Dublin next week at the finals.
The awards are designed for third level students who have a fresh idea for a new business that has bona fide industry potential.
There is an incredible first place cash prize of €10,000 to be won plus the opportunity to gain €12,500 worth of specialist advice and assistance to potentially help turn your enterprise idea into a business reality.At just 25-years old LYIT student, Aidan Robb from Kildrum, Carrigans has accomplished a plethora of business achievements.
The 2nd year Business Studies student at Letterkenny Institute of Technology has always been business savvy and this is not his first competition to be successful in. Aidan was also this years’ winner of the inaugural “Dragon Factor” competition spear-headed by Craoibhin Community and Enterprise Group in Termon.
“I’m absolutely delighted about being a finalist in the TOTB awards. I think the invaluable experience that I gained at An Craoibhin’s Dragon Factor has helped me reach this point of the competition, hopefully I will be successful in the final,” said Carrigans man Aidan.
In February this year, the Dragons were impressed with Aidan’s business acumen, fresh perspective and overall his ground-breaking design which aims to reduce crime theft in the haulage industry.
“Cargo Defenders” is a security system aimed at reducing the incidents of theft of cargo transported by side-loaded truck trailers. Aidan says “that cargo theft is a major problem in the EU.
According to an EU parliament report in 2007 estimated losses of 8.2 billion euro occurred across the European continent.”
An LYIT spokesman said: “The Think Outside the Box Awards offers third level students from all academic disciplines and courses of study the chance to showcase their entrepreneurial ambitions. Aidan is a pleasure to teach as he is so engrossed in the industry. We wish Aidan and his team-mate Emlyn Toland the best of luck in the awards.”
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