Inspiring the next generation of technology entrepreneurs in Ireland


Date November 15, 2018

Location Shannon Airport, Co. Clare, Ireland


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In partnership with Limerick Institute of Technology, our 3rd Young Innovators event will bring together nearly 700 second level students from schools across Ireland. Shannon Airport will be transformed into an incredible student think-tank as students compete for their schools and imagine the world 50 years from now.

The winning teams will receive an array of technology prizes with the top award being an exciting weeklong internship to Silicon Valley, flights courtesy of Aer Lingus. Students will have the opportunity to visit world renowned technology companies such as Google and Intel, experience hands-on learning activities, and meet local entrepreneurs and innovators. 



9:00 AM     Registration & Technology Showcase

9:30 AM     Welcome & Introductions

10:00 AM    Overview of the Challenge

10:10 AM     Key Note Speaker - Professor Vincent Cunnane, President of LIT

10:30 AM    Young Entrepreneurs Panel

10:40 AM     Challenge Begins!

1:00 PM      Lunch

1:40 PM      Students pitch their ideas: Round 1

2:55 PM      Stories from Silicon Valley

3:10 PM      Finals: Round 2

3:55 PM      Keynote Speaker - Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection

4:05 PM      Announcement of Winners

4:15 PM      Event ends

RTE Dragons will judge the 2018 ITLG Young Innovators event on November 15



RTE Dragons

Gavin Duffy
Eleanor McEvoy
Chanelle McCoy
Alison Cowzer
Barry O'Sullivan 


Young Innovators in action


Watch the 2016 Young Innovators participate in the challenge

The Winning Team Takes on Silicon Valley


“This was a once in a life time opportunity for the students. It inspired them to think outside the box and believe in themselves, and it opened up their imaginations to possibilities they might not have considered prior to this.”

-Emer Magee, Teacher for Winning Team 2016


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