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Hydro-BPT @ Future Voices 2011: How Ireland’s PhDs will enable National Recovery

The Hydro-BPT project was represented at the Dublin Region Higher Education Alliance (DRHEA) Future Voices competition, which took place in Dublin Castle on 7th September ‘11, in a session which was opened by the Minister for Education, Mr Ruairi Quinn. The Dublin Region Higher Education Alliance (DRHEA) is a strategic alliance of the Higher Education sector in the wider Dublin city-region and is funded by the Higher Education Authority’s Strategic Innovation Fund. It was created to strengthen the higher education sector in the Dublin region and underpin a competitive advantage in the European and wider international context.

PhD students from all disciplines in the Dublin-region universities and institutes of technology were invited to submit an abstract and a poster outlining their how research will enable national recovery. There was a very high level of competition with nearly 70 submissions, from which 10 presentations were shortlisted to compete in the final in Dublin Castle. The applications were assessed on the quality of the abstract and poster, the relevance to the theme of national recovery, the potential impact of the research on national recovery and the originality of the submission.

Of the Six Trinity students who were shortlisted to make a three-minute presentation of their work. Of these six TCD participants, this included a joint presentation by Lucy Corcoran and Christine Power on their research project entitled ‘An investigation of the technical, economic and commercial feasibility of energy recovery in the water industry’. The winner was NUI Maynooth student Ciaran O'Carroll with his research presentation titled, “Crustaceans: What Have They Done for Us Lately?”. He winner received €500 and an Apple iPAD and the runner-up (Aidan Quilligan, TCD) received an Apple iPAD.

September 2011 - Hydro-BPT @ Future Voices 2011 

September 2011 - Hydro-BPT @ Future Voices 2011

Publication date: 4 March 2013

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