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Back to RDS for science entrepreneurs

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) has announced the BTYSTE Alumni Showcase, a new feature for 2017, which will see previous participants compete for the chance to exhibit their commercial ventures at the RDS in January.

The competition is open to alumni of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition or BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp who qualified for the exhibition itself and went on to incorporate a company based on their BTYSTE project. The goal of the competition is to shine a light on the myriad of successful commercial enterprises born at the Exhibition since its beginnings in 1965, including BTYSTE-born companies like FenuHealth, Restored Hearing, betterexaminations.ie and The Duffily Bag.

Applicants from across the island of Ireland are invited to log on to www.btyoungscientist.com/alumni and tell BT about their company, its impact, and why they deserve the opportunity to exhibit. Nine companies (three per day) will be selected to exhibit alongside 50+ leading private and public sector organisations on the public days of the exhibition,January 12 to 14, 2017.

Shay Walsh, managing director of BT Ireland, said, “The BTYSTE Alumni Showcase is a brilliant opportunity to highlight the commercial success stories born at the exhibition, and to demonstrate how our investment in young talent is impacting the STEM sector, the Irish economy and society as a whole. It’s the perfect way for 2017 entrants to glimpse the potential of their own simple ideas and the business opportunities that lie beyond the exhibition, and with a potential footfall of 50,000 people, it’s also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the successful companies to line up alongside some of the country’s best known organisations and raise the visibility of their ventures.”

Applications for the BTYSTE Alumni Showcase will be accepted up to November 28.

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