Less than three weeks to en­ter Young Sci­en­tists ‘19

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With less than three weeks to go be­fore the clos­ing date for en­tries to the 2019 BT Young Sci­en­tist & Tech­nol­ogy Ex­hi­bi­tion, stu­dents from Dun­dalk are be­ing en­cour­aged to get their think­ing caps on and get in­volved in the 2019 ex­hi­bi­tion.

Eigh­teen year old Shane Cur­ran was named BT Young Sci­en­tist & Tech­nol­o­gist of the Year in 2017 for his project qCrypt, a quan­tum se­cure data stor­age so­lu­tion. Since win­ning the com­pe­ti­tion, Shane has turned his BTYSTE project idea into a suc­cess­ful data pri­vacy start-up, and is cur­rently in the process of re­cruit­ing up to 20 peo­ple in Dublin. He also just re­ceived in Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate re­sults and plans to study Busi­ness & Law at UCD.

Shane says, ‘I can’t en­cour­age Louth stu­dents enough to sub­mit their ap­pli­ca­tions for the BTYSTE. En­ter­ing, and be­ing lucky enough to win the BTYSTE, has opened so many doors for me. Par­tic­i­pat­ing in the com­pe­ti­tion gave me the skills, con­fi­dence and con­nec­tions to de­velop the ideas from my project into a vi­able busi­ness which is ex­pand­ing rapidly with plans to hire a large team in Dublin. It all started at the BTYSTE.’

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