This year saw the largest turnout ever of both final year students and employers to the Faculty of Engineering and Computing Expo. Over 175 projects were on display from the School of Computing, the School of Electronic Engineering and the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Employers were impressed with the range of technology on show and spent much time talking to students in detail about their projects. Many of the companies visiting hired students on the day. SAP Ireland was the main sponsor again this year and sponsors of prizes included Fidelity Investments, FINEOS, OPENET, Ericsson and IBM.
The winner of the most innovative project was ‘Safe Return’ created by Computer Applications student Martin Jeffers, chosen by OPENET. Joe Hogan, CTO said “our criteria focused on novel projects that had real potential to be developed with the help of OPENET. We were impressed on how Martin delivered two very polished mobile applications, with excellent user interface design and well engineered back-end architecture”.