Innovation Challenge

Sign ups for Innovation Challenge 2023 are now open

2023 Innovation Challenge

MTU is delighted to announce that this year the following companies will be taking part:


  • Stryker
  • Crann Centre
  • BIM - Bord Iascaigh Mhara 
  • McKesson
  • Tricel
  • Velocity EHS





Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to solves challenges in Medical: Cybersecurity Manufacturing Food Sustainability.

 To register for the 2023 Innovation Challenge click here : Closing date to apply January 6th 2023


October 4th – Jan 6th Students register their interest in taking part in the MTU Innovation Challenge on 


Jan 14th (3pm – 5pm)
  • Students are sorted into multi-disciplinary teams
  • Team building exercise
  • Teams pitch what challenges they would like to address as a team (1st & 2nd choice)
Jan 21st (3pm – 5pm) Challenge owners available for Q&A session to teams
Jan 28th (3pm-5pm) Tools: Design Thinking / Business Model Canvas
Feb 4th (3pm-5pm) Development of concepts/ prototypes
Feb 11th (3pm-5pm) Development of concepts/ prototypes
Feb 18th (3pm-5pm) Development of concepts/ prototypes
Feb 25th (3pm-5pm) Pitch Practices
March 4th Pitch Practices
March 8th Pitches to Companies / Final Presentations / Prize Giving




2020 CIT Innovation Challenge


The inaugural CIT Innovation Challenge got underway in January 2020 in the Rubicon Centre when 3 companies presented a variety of opportunities and issues that they would like CIT students to tackle. The companies include Clearstream, Swyft Energy and the Irish Naval Service. The 30 students come from many disciplines including Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Engineering, Business and Marketing and are involved in courses from apprentice level all the way to PhD level.

Over 7 weeks the multi-disciplinary teams will work to come up with potential solutions for the companies and will have workshops in idea generation and design thinking. The CIT Challenge is a collaboration between a number of departments within CIT: Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Science and the Rubicon Centre. It is a great opportunity for the students to work on real-life problems as part of a team and to work with students from other disciplines.









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