Less than three weeks to enter Young Scientists ‘19
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.’