Two final year Bachelor of Science students at NUI Galway were awarded a merit award at the recent Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Lorcan Farrell and Domhnall Walsh, both from Galway cty, received the award for their project ‘Ice Eyes’.
‘Ice Eyes’ is an innovative solar powered cat’s eye road marker that is equipped with the technology to identify the temperature of the road and signal to drivers via a blue LED light when the temperature of that road has fallen below freezing. The aim of the project was to reduce the number of accidents on Irish roads and all over the world during the cold seasons.
Each team received a tablet from Intel and intellectual property consultancy from Cruickshank.
This year celebrates the 32nd year of the Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur of the Year Awards aimed at encouraging students and young people to turn their entrepreneurial ideas into commercial businesses.
The awards are co-sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland, Cruickshank Intellectual Property Attorneys, Intel and Grant Thornton and are open to all third level colleges in Ireland.