Shannon Airport set to host ITLG Young Innovators Challenge

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Karen Haskett and Celine Joyce from Aer Lingus with Emma Ryan and ITLG ​Co-Founder Barry O'Sullivan  Picture: Barry Cronin

Karen Haskett and Celine Joyce from Aer Lingus with Emma Ryan and ITLG ​Co-Founder Barry O'Sullivan Picture: Barry Cronin

SHANNON Airport is set to welcome hundreds of students from across the country next month when it hosts the ITLG Young Innovators Challenge.

In partnership with Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), Shannon Airport and Aer Lingus, the challenge will see around 800 second-level students pitching their innovations to a number of leading Irish investors and RTÉ Dragons Barry O’Sullivan, Gavin Duffy, Chanelle McCoy, Eleanor McEvoy, and Alison Cowzer.

“We’re very proud to have driven Young Innovators since the beginning.  This event reflects much what LIT is about – excitement, passion, innovation, the intersection between academia and real-world expertise,” said Professor Vincent Cunnane, president of LIT. 

The winning team will be awarded with a ITLG Internship, which includes return flights to San Francisco, a site visits to Silicon Valley’s fastest growing tech startups as well as innovation stalwarts like Google and Intel.

The event, which is being held for the third time, has been designed and developed by LIT with ITLG.

It will take place at Shannon Airport on March 2, next.