Software Systems Development students take top places in Solve-It

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Photo: (Left to right) Eugene Crehan WIT, Aisling Dunne, William Wall, Kay Ruddle AIB, Marion Fewer, AIB.

Photo: (Left to right) Eugene Crehan WIT, Aisling Dunne, William Wall, Kay Ruddle AIB, Marion Fewer, AIB.

Solve-it is an innovative enterprise competition where students are challenged to recognise a problem and create a solution to solve that problem

Two computing students successfully scooped up both first and second prize in the WIT Solve-it Challenge which took place on 27 April 2018.

William Wall and Aisling Dunne, both final year students in the BSc in Software Systems Development, successfully presented their ideas to a panel of experts.

Real problems

Both students identified real problems that are faced by people every day and set about developing possible solutions.

William Wall was awarded first prize for his product which was designed to reduce accidents and fatalities from using mobile technology while driving.

Aisling Dunne addressed the problem of sourcing grinds and extra tuition, which is experienced my many second and third level students. Aisling has developed a working prototype of her product and was awarded second prize.

Panel impressed

The panel were impressed by the depth of research that the students had undertaken, the innovativeness of their ideas and the professionalism of their presentations. The judging panel was comprised of Ms. Kay Ruddle, Retail Manager, AIB Bank Lisduggan Branch; Ms. Marion Fewer, Student Officer, AIB Bank WIT Campus Branch and  Mr. Eugene Crehan, Director of Programmes at the Centre for Enterprise Development and Regional Economy (CEDRE), WIT Arc Labs.

AIB Bank have sponsored and supported students in the Solve-it Challenge since its inception four years ago. Solve-it is an innovative enterprise competition where students are challenged to recognise a problem and create a solution to solve that problem. It is a WIT cross campus initiative, organised by Dr Margaret Tynan, School of Business, which provides a unique avenue for entrepreneurially minded students to identify new business opportunities.

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