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NI Innovation Competition Invent announces semi-finalists for 2020

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The 2020 Invent competition Semi-finalists are revealed...

catalystCatalyst has announced the 18 NI semi-finalists who have progressed to the next stage of local innovation competition Invent 2020.

Catalyst’s annual Invent competition sponsored by Bank of Ireland UK highlights local businesses that demonstrate innovation in their fields and can prove the commercial viability of a new idea. The event serves as a showcase for emerging Northern Ireland tech and business innovations to increase their visibility and comes with a £33,000 prize fund split between the winners.

With over 100 applications across 6 categories, Invent’s expert judging panel was left with the unenviable task of selecting 18 semi-finalists to progress to the next stage of the competition.

This news comes in the wake of many recent challenges as entrepreneurs, businesses and innovators adapt to the COVID-19 crisis.

Invent 2020 semi finalistsAmongst much upheaval, change, pivots, lockdowns and zoom calls, the spirit of innovation in Northern Ireland persists and is as strong as ever.

The Category Semi-Finalists are as follows:

Born Maverick Beverages, Stallion Services, The Water Boys

Creative Media & Consumer Internet
Boop, Proton, Sport Buff

Safe Student, Focused on Data, Antennaware

Gaffer Staples, Ajea, Truss Buddy

Enterprise Software
Workplus, Firefly, Movetru

Life & Health Sciences
Soteria, EXRT Intelligent HC, Klas PDT Technology

Best of luck to all the semi-finalists!

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Published on: 20th May 2020

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