Tag: Galway-Mayo

Advanced Photonics Systems wins at Seedcorn

Congratulations to Rory Casey, founder of Advanced Photonics Systems, who beat off top-class competition to take the first prize of €50,000 in the ‘New Start Company’ category of the Intertrade Ireland Seedcorn Competition. The company has invented a non-invasive parasite treatment photonics technology and the first target is sea lice on farmed salmon, which costs €1bn in this €15bn market.

Contego Sports raises €2 million in funding

Contego Sports, a previous winner of the GMIT New Frontiers Best Emerging Business Award, has raised a further €2 million in investment from Elkstone Capital and a European angel investors group. Using medical device development protocols, CEO Mark Ganley and his team created an innovative scrum cap called N-Pro to minimize concussion in impact sports. Congratulations to the team.

The Cubbie Sensory Unit on TG4

The Cubbie Sensory Unit (New Frontiers alumnus, David McIntyre) was featured on TG4’s Prime Time news. The prototype has been installed in Scoil Daire across from the GMIT Galway campus. View the coverage at 11 min 23 secs.

GMIT Best Emerging Business Awards

Congratulations to Barry Flannery (Xerotech) and Mark Corrigan (Marine Cable Services) on winning first place and runner-up respectively at the recent Best Emerging Business Awards at GMIT. The One to Watch Award went to Iain Morrow of Open Box Models.

Ireland of Things: 50 key players

VT Networks, founded by New Frontiers alumnus Mark Bannon, is named in Silicon Republic’s roundup of the most important players in Ireland’s IoT (Internet of Things) ecosystem. See the full list.

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