Pic1. Dr Patrick Prendergast presents Inventor of the Year awards to Dr Tony Robinson. Pic 2. Dr Tony Robinson and Ken O’Mahony from Nexalus. Images: Lensmen

A win for innovation


The third annual Trinity Innovation Awards were celebrated last night (5 December) in Trinity College Dublin at an intimate ceremony in Regent House. In his opening address, university provost Dr Patrick Prendergast, welcomed the event as an opportunity for Trinity to both emphasise innovation and evaluate its impact. He praised the university’s multidisciplined work and attention to all aspects of innovation with structures to enable it at all levels, crediting this for its success in innovation.

Led by Trinity Research & Innovation, with director Leonard Hobbs at the helm, the awards ceremony aims to celebrate the university’s prowess in research and innovation solutions with both social and economic impact.

Inventor of the Year was presented to Dr Tony Robinson, who is also a director at Nexalus.

Each of the five new campus companies were recognised on the night: OneProjects, which aims to revolutionise the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias with a connected platform technology; Azadyne, a biotech spin-out seeking to disrupt the therapeutic options for autoimmune diseases; Exhaura, an ophthalmology gene therapy company focused on glaucoma treatment; Nexalus, which has developed products that increase the efficiency of cooling electronics, from gaming systems to data centres; and Head Diagnostics, the company behind the iTremor device for quick sports concussion diagnostics.


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