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Posted on | January 11, 2010 | No Comments

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Following on from the BT Young Scientist post, I was delighted to see, via Silicon Republic, that the Irish Patent’s Office are currently running a Junior Inventor Contest. This is excellent news as its aimed at primary school students who are too young to enter the Young Scientist exhibition.

Any idea or invention for a new product or procedure, an improvement on an existing product, or any idea that solves a problem or makes life better or easier can be entered by submitting a drawing or illustration accompanied by a written description.

There are two class categories:

  1. First Class to Third Class
  2. Fourth Class to Sixth Class

Prizes will be awarded in each category and the first placed winners in each category will also receive a prize for their schools.

The Patents Office will hold an Open Day on Monday 26th April to mark World Intellectual Property Day.  As part of this Open Day all prizewinners of the Junior Inventor Competition, together with their class and Teacher, will be invited to attend a prize-giving ceremony.

The deadline for submissions is 5.30pm on the 26th March 2010 and further details can be found here. Go go gadget ;-)

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