The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition: The finalists

Now in its eighth year, The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition seeks to nurture creativity and hone entrepreneurial skills among Irish-based university students and researchers. Following a highly competitive application process, 11 teams have been invited to join this year’s cohort, all on a mission to solve a range of global problems.

The Teams are:

  • Auxilio (UCD),
  • Change Donations (TCD),
  • Darwin & Goliath (TCD),
  • Dr. Eye Scan (NCI),
  • GridFlow (DCU),
  • ITUS (LYIT),
  • Lily Devices (NUIG),
  • NearBy (CONNECT)
  • Passive Prediction (NUIG)
  • PodMaster (UCD),
  • seamlessCARE (SMARTlab, UCD).


Over the course of the next six weeks, teams will complete pre-acceleration workshops culminating in a pitch presentation in June. We will be profiling each of the teams on this site from next week.