‘CSI Style’ Video Analytics wins €10k Enterprise Award

2010 Docklands Innovation Park Enterprise Awards presented by Minister Conor Lenihan

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Pictured from left: Bernadette O'Reilly, Hothouse Innovation Centre Manager,
winner Dr Mark Sugrue of Kinesence Ltd, and Cairin O'Connor,
Development Director Docklands Innovation Park.

1st March 2010

DIT Hothouse company, Kinesense Ltd, has won the top prize of €10,000 at the 2010 Docklands Innovation Park Enterprise Awards.  The company successfully developed and commericalised analysis software solutions, allowing law enforcement investigators to speed search, retrieve and analyse video and CCTV footage for defined events of interest.  Finalists Conor McAuliffe from Ikon Semiconductor Ltd and Siobhan King-Hughes from SensorMind, each received €1,500.  The Awards were presented by Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Conor Lenihan TD.

Each finalist had 15 minutes to present their business plan to a panel of judges comprising Regina Breheny, Director-General, Irish Venture Capital Association; Sonia Flynn, Director User Operations, Facebook; Ciaran Bollard, Founder & CEO Muzu.tv; and Gerry Jones, Director, Executive Venture Partners. 

In his presentation, co-founder of Kinesense, Dr Mark Sugrue outlined how the Kinesense product can eliminate time and effort spent during police investigations sifting through endless hours of CCTV and security footage. Developed in close cooperation with Garda computer and CCTV specialists, the product is already being used by An Garda Síochána and the company is now in discussions with other law enforcement agencies worldwide.

Now in its eight year, the Docklands Innovation Park Enterprise Awards programme is the initiative of DIT Hothouse and the Bolton Trust and is aimed at showcasing the best innovative companies to investors and those with an interest in start-ups. Previous Enterprise Award winners include: Locle (2009); Breakout Gaming Concepts (2008); Openplain (2007); Ripple Software Ltd (2006); Glantreo Ltd (2005); Sigmoid Technologies Ltd (2004) and Allergy Standards Ltd (2003).

About DIT Hothouse
Since 2001, DIT Hothouse through its Hothouse Venture Programme has supported over 250 entrepreneurs at the early stages of their business development including companies now successfully established such as Movidius, Equiendo, IQ Content, Cicero Networks and Allergy Standards. A recent survey of previous participant companies indicated that 145 companies had created in excess of 1,000 jobs and have attracted more than €50 million in external investment and funding since the programme began.
Visit: hothouse.ie

About the Bolton Trust
The Bolton Trust was established in 1987 at the height of Ireland’s ‘brain drain’ to promote an enterprise culture and to offer young entrepreneurs an opportunity to develop their business ideas in Ireland. There are some 350 people currently employed by the 70 companies based at the 14,000 square metre Docklands Innovation Park on Dublin’s East Wall Road. The Trust is committed to helping the growth of indigenous Irish enterprises and fostering entrepreneurship.  Visit: boltontrust.com

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