Inventor of the Month Competition

DIT Hothouse has launched an exciting new Monthly Inventor Competition, offering a €250 prize voucher to the best invention proposal received each month. The competition is open to all staff and students of National College of Ireland (NCI), Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin (ITTD), Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB), the Institute of Art, Design & Technology and Dun Laoghaire (IADT).

The competition aims to promote, uncover and recognise innovation and creativity across the partner institutions.

What We're Looking For

  • Industry-focused research
  • Group assignments
  • Novel inventions
  • Student projects
  • Innovative business ideas

How to Enter

NCI applicants should complete the NCI Invention Disclosure Form and return this to before the end of the month for inclusion. Successful applicants will be notified by telephone and the winners announced via the website at the beginning of the month thereafter.

Applicants should make sure that their idea/invention is not already on the market. All entries will be scored on their originality, benefits, market potential, and development/ commercialisation feasibility. Please read the Inventor of the Month Terms and Conditions before submitting an entry.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Bertie Kelly on 01 4498704 or email