Solve-it Competition

Are you up for the ‘Solve-it’ challenge? Simply identify a problem and come up with a solution (either a product or service) that could solve-it!

Who can enter ?

The competition will be open to all full-time students at W.I.T. (undergraduate and postgraduate) in any school. Anyone who has an idea is welcome to apply. Students can elect to work individually or in groups (max. 4 students per group).

What can we win ?

Great prizes worth up to €500.

The ‘First-Prize’ Package: The competition winner (or winning team) will receive prize money of €250 from our main sponsors Enterprise Ireland.  In addition, mentoring will be made available to help develop your idea further.

Second Prize:  €150 prize money                                                                  

Third Prize: €100 prize money

Previous winners

The overall winner in 2017 was Valerie O’Brien, final year student on the BA (Hons) in International Business, who developed an innovative medication dispensing product. Second place was awarded to CJ O’Sullivan, a third year student on the BSc in Software Systems Development for his technology enabled goods delivery service and third place was awarded to Sinead O’Keeffe, a second year Bachelor of Business (Hons.) student who proposed a car service application for small to medium size garages. The panel of judges were highly impressed with the quality of the ideas proposed by all finalists. In particular they commented on their creativity and the effectiveness by which the students demonstrated how their ideas could solve the problems they identified.

When can we enter?

You can enter this competition any time you are ready to do so.  

The closing date for entries Monday 7th Feb 2022. 

Entries will be reviewed by an internal panel and shortlisted entries will be invited to participate in the Solve-it final which will be held on 11th February 2022.

Finalists will get the opportunity to present their idea to a panel of judges to determine the ultimate winner (or winning team).

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