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CILT Student Idea of the Year Award

Posted: 19 April, 2016

On 14th April, the College of Business in DIT hosted The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Student Idea of the Year Awards 2016 in its Aungier Street campus. Guest speaker Peter Casey, Irish Dragons Den star, presented the awards.

Six finalists: LtoR, John Paschal Keane, Jessa Vilasenor, Joseph Wylie, Ion Rusv, Rory Ledden and Sarah Jane Flanagan

Guest speaker, Peter Casey

The competition has now become a very prestigious annual event and this year was sponsored by Sligo Haulage.  Five of the six finalists in this year’s competition were DIT students in their first year of the BSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme in the College of Business.

Dr Teresa Hurley (Head of School of Management), Sara Jane Flanagan (3rd Prize), CILT International Vice President Elect Kevin Byrne,  Rory Ledden (2nd Prize), Margaret Farrell (Lecturer), Jessa Vilasenor (finalist), Declan Allen (Assistant Head of School of Management), Ion Rusv (finalist), Paul O’ Sullivan (Dean College of Business), Joseph Wyhlie (finalist), Eileen Doran (Project Mentor), Dr Waleed Abo-Hamad (Lecturer).

All entries focused on potential innovations in safety or sustainability and the shortlisted finalists included:

  • Sarah Jane Flanagan:  Safe Driving Detector
  • Rory Ledden (2nd Prize): Dublin Bus Overflow
  • Jessa Vilasenor: Ethanol, A Solution for Pollution
  • Ion Rusv (3rd Prize): Hybrid Bus
  • Joseph Wylie:  ‘Sense Safety’.  

The overall winner of the competition was John Paschal Keane, a 3rd year student from Limerick Institute of Technology, for his idea of ‘Single vehicle Haulier Co-Operative – A Feasibility study’.

All finalists received a one year membership in CILT.