Goalmine Enterprise was a two-day event delivered remotely by the Enterprise Department of Munster Technological University Tralee to participating secondary schools across the Kerry region.
Each team was required to create a product, service or solution to a problem presented to them.
This initiative blends areas of learning in business, enterprise, technology and design.
“St.Patrick’s Secondary School was delighted to have two successful teams in the competition.
‘Team Stechnoalive’ received a highly commended award and ‘Team Happy Home Help’ reached the category finals,” said teacher, Claire Hally the school’s Transition Year co-ordinator.
Highly Commended Category – Stechnoalive
Stechnoalive team members are: Diarmuid Daly, Pablo Gomez, Bruno Cadarso.
Their product consists of a microchip that detects if a person falls and contacts emergency services and immediate family members.
It also stores medical history and can read a person’s vitals. This microchip provides the person and their family members with piece of mind, especially for those living alone.
“The competition allowed us to be creative and use our imagination,” said Diarmuid Daly, Transition Year student.
Category Finalist – Happy Home Help
Happy Home Help team members: Cathal Brosnan, Conor Wilkinson, John O’Connor and Jack McElligott.
This product is an application (app), which can be downloaded on any smartphone. It enables the user to access a wide range of daily services that they may require such as ordering groceries, prescriptions or maintenance for their home.
This app will allow people to live independently for longer.
“The competition was great because it allowed us to learn about entrepreneurship in a practical way,” said TY student John O’Connor.
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