Cork researcher to pitch idea at Enterprise Ireland’s Big Ideas 2022

A Cork man is set to attend Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Big Ideas 2022’ today.

The annual event showcases technology start-up innovation from higher education institutes, taking place this year in Croke Park.

This year, innovations address a wide range of issues, including an injectable gel treatment to give superior relief and protection from knee osteoarthritis, AI powered video summarisation, a wearable medical device to treat dry and sore eyes, and a way to categorise transaction data to determine carbon hotspots and provide recommendations to lower carbon emissions.

Dr. Conor Lynch, a researcher and group lead at Nimbus research centre in MTU, has developed a solution for automating energy savings. The company OPEnS has a grid-connected smart network system encompassing energy market tracking tariff prediction technologies that has the capacity to optimise based on energy cost, carbon emissions or both simultaneously.

Enterprise Ireland CEO, Leo Clancy said:

“Given the severe global headwinds that Irish businesses are facing, it has never been more important to champion the courage and ambition of Irish founders, as their spirit and drive are the cornerstones of our local and national economies. Enterprise Ireland is committed to further accelerating entrepreneurship in Ireland, and todays event is an excellent example of this, with the interaction between investors, higher education institutes and our own support teams, providing these 12 ambitious founders with an opportunity to take their businesses to the next level.”



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