East Coast Bakehouse welcomed Drogheda’s finest youngest innovators to our Bakehouse on Friday 12th May, with twenty shortlisted projects from the original 100 applications presented on the day.
“I am extremely impressed by the innovation on display today across all three categories. The standard is very high, and I can see how the judges had an extremely difficult process to pick the winners. Based on the level of innovation displayed, Drogheda’s future is very bright”, commented Alison Cowzer, our Director of Marketing & Innovation and Dragon’s Den investor.
The overall winner was Blathnaid Murphy, a student at Our Lady’s College Greenhills, who impressed judges with her business, “Daisy’s Pawsome Bowties”. Blathnaid, at twelve years of age, is the youngest winner of the DYI competition.
Prizes were also awarded in each of the three categories (Science/Technology, Business, and Social Enterprise) for both individual and team entries. This is the fourth year of the awards which focus on all aspects of Innovation and the second year the final has been held in East Coast Bakehouse’s Innovation Centre.
You can find out more about the finalists and the Young Innovators programme here.