ATU to host an international event “Invent for the Planet 2023” aimed at solving Global Challenges

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Invent for the Planet event

Atlantic Technological University (ATU) is hosting the global event, “Invent for the Planet 2023”, engaging first-year students through PhD candidates in a 48-hour Intensive Design Experience (IDE) to solve a challenge affecting the planet today. The event starts on Friday, 10th February 2023, at the Galway City campus, where the event was successfully piloted in 2022 and ends Sunday, 12th February 2023. 

As part of a competition, the participants must develop innovative sustainable solutions, build a working prototype and “sell” it to a panel of judges.  

The experience is based on the Aggies Invent programme implemented at Texas A&M University College of Engineering.  

The top 5 teams globally will be notified by March and invited to Texas A&M University College of Engineering for the global competition held in April. A minimum of $3,000 US will be provided to each of the top 5 teams for travel stipends and to cover expenses while they are in the USA. 2022 global sponsors were Chevron and RS Components.   

Jack Saad, Lecturer, Industrial and Mechanical, ATU, and the event facilitator, is hoping to attract up to 40 higher education students across Ireland and spread the word to companies that might have a challenge for the students. 

“Students from all universities can participate. The places are limited, so hurry up by filling in this form. If you are a company that have a global challenge and would like to submit a challenge, or a mentor that want to share your expertise with the students or a sponsor or for any other question, please contact” 

Watch this year’s promotion video here.