Stand W1: ABP Food Group

ABP Food Group is one of Europe’s leading privately owned agribusiness companies. It is the largest beef processor in Ireland and the UK. The company operates (41) processing plants in Ireland, UK, Spain, France, Holland, Denmark, Austria and Poland and has an additional sales presence in Italy, Germany and the US. ABP Food Group employs over 10,000 people and operates across 4 divisions: Beef, Pet Food (C&D Foods), Proteins and Renewables (Olleco).
As a business that works with thousands of farmers on a weekly basis, promoting and improving safety on Irish farms is a very important issue to ABP. The company has sponsored a farm safety prize at the BTYSE since 2014 and has also been involved in a number of other on farm and educational initiatives. For further information is available at or #safefarmsnow

Stand W2: Henkel

Henkel is a global leader of brands and technologies organised into three Business Units Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies.

Founded in 1876, Henkel holds leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses, with brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs 50,000 people globally with sales expected to be over 18 Billion in 2016.

Henkel Ireland Operations & Research Ltd, located in Tallaght, Dublin is a centre of excellence for adhesive technologies. New Innovative products are developed in the Dublin R&D centre where there are currently 120 employees, the majority of whom are science & engineering graduates.

The technology centre is a primary location for Global Acrylics Technology development, with fundamental & applied research. The technology centre also collaborates with universities and academic research institutes in many areas including Nanotechnology, Additive Manufacturing and Engineering.

Stand W3: CONCOS

Coláistí Gaeilge

Tá fíor thábhacht ag baint le Coláistí Samhraidh chun feabhas a chur ar labhairt, líofacht agus saibhreas na Gaeilge do dhéagóirí a bheas ag iarraidh na marcanna is mó a bhaint amach san Ard Teistiméireacht. Tá 50% marcanna le fáil ar an Teanga Labhartha, sé sin, 40% don béaltriail agus 10% don cluastuiscint.

Bígí linn i Samhradh 2017 chun spraoi, spórt agus craic a bheith agaibh agus sibh ag cur feabhas ar bhur gcuid Gaeilge.

Irish Language Colleges
Irish language Colleges have a very important role to play in improving fluency and enriching the spoken Irish Language for teenagers who want to get the highest marks possible from the Leaving Certificate. There is 50% of marks given on the spoken language, 40% for the Oral exam and 10% for the Aural exam.

Join us this summer (2017) for fun, sport and craic while improving your Irish.

Stand W4: UCD Social Sciences

UCD Social Sciences is the leader in Ireland for education and research in the social sciences. The range of internationally-recognised social sciences courses in University College Dublin is unrivalled and includes archaeology, economics, geography, information and communication studies, philosophy, politics and international relations, psychology, sociology, social policy and social justice.

Social sciences students explore the nature of our society and the challenges we face including climate change, crime and violence, social and economic inequality, gender justice, sustainable cities and human development. Outstanding and ground-breaking research by UCD’s internationally renowned social sciences researchers have had profound impacts on the understanding of key issues in society as well as directly shaping public discussions and policy.

Graduates of the social sciences in UCD progress through further study to work in government departments, not-for-profit organisations, the media and businesses as economists, policymakers, environmentalists, activists, urban planners, archaeologists, librarians, secondary-school teachers, social workers, psychologists and more.

Visit the UCD Social Sciences stand and meet current social sciences students in UCD, explore your knowledge of the social sciences in everyday life, and try out the high-tech equipment used at UCD in behavioural experiments.

Stand W5: The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)

The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) is a national technology centre that manages Ireland’s fastest supercomputer for scientific research, Fionn. Through high performance computing (HPC), we enable scientists and industry to carry out large-scale simulations and data analysis in a wide range of areas from nanotechnology, climate and weather, geology, astronomy to genetics. ICHEC also collaborates with many other HPC centres around Europe as a member of PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe), which offers some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world for research. This year the ICHEC stand will provide a variety of exhibits related to HPC and its applications such as processing large amounts of data (e.g. satellite images) to help solve different problems. Visitors to our booth will also get a unique chance to take a virtual tour of our Fionn supercomputer.

Stand W6: The Patents Office

The Patents Office is a statutory office and operates under the aegis of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. The role of the Patents Office is to provide an efficient and effective system of industrial property protection. This is to be achieved through the protection of industrial property rights in the fields of patents (for inventions, function), trade marks (name, logo, slogans) and designs (appearance, shape & configuration) and the dissemination of relevant information in conjunction with each of these activities. Come along and visit us at our stand to find out more about patents, trademarks, designs or copyright. Test your knowledge by taking part in our quiz and you could be the lucky winner of one of our prizes! We look forward to meeting you! For further information on the Patents Office you can check out or follow us on Facebook.

Stand W7: TEAGASC – The Agriculture and Food Development Authority

Teagasc – the Agriculture and Food Development Authority – is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities.

Teagasc undertakes innovative research in: Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation; Crops, Environment and Land Use; Food; and Rural Economy and Development. Teagasc is a large supporter of post-graduate research, with some 140 pursuing PhD programmes on its Walsh Fellowship Scheme at any one time.

Teagasc colleges are strategically located and deliver a wide range of Level 5 and Level 6 courses in agriculture, horticulture, equine and forestry. The colleges also collaborate with a number of third level institutions in the delivery of Higher Level courses in agriculture and horticulture.

The Teagasc Advisory Service, through a nationwide office network organised into 12 regions, provides a local service to farmers.

Stand W8: Arckit

Arckit is a multi-award winning model building kit for architects and budding creators. The modular components allow you to build a vast range of structures that can be quickly assembled and endlessly modified. Models can even be completed with realistic surface material details supplied by real building companies. Digital Arckit components are also available in Sketch Up and Autodesk Revit, allowing a seamless transition between mediums for educational use.

The system is becoming widely used within schools and universities globally as a STEM/STEAM aid for teaching design and engineering skills to budding creators, as well being an advanced modelling tool for professional architects and model hobbyists. Now anyone can experience architectural design through the Arckit Education Programme; a series of interactive courses developed to teach and inspire the next generation of makers. For the first time ever, Arckit is opening up the world of architecture to everyone.

Stand W9: Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI)

Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) encourages young people to remain in education and helps them develop the skills they need to succeed in a changing world. Junior Achievement is part of a worldwide organisation reaching 10 million young people each year. Established in Ireland in 1996 JAI has built up a strong demand from schools throughout the country and created successful partnerships with over 150 leading organisations. During the 2016/17 school year 60,000 students are participating in entrepreneurship and STEM skills programmes taught by 3,000 volunteers from the world of work. Volunteers act as role models – the messenger is as important as the message. They are recruited, trained and supported by the JAI team, teaching their programme in the classroom once a week for five weeks. 16 structured programmes are taught to 6-18 year olds (primary and secondary students) with an age appropriate programme for every class in primary and a menu available for secondary schools.

Stand W10: Cumann na bhFiann

1. Coláiste na bhFiann
Coláiste na bhFiann has nearly 50 years’ experience running Irish language Summer Courses in both Gaeltacht areas and residential colleges. The main purpose of the organisation is to teach young people to speak Irish in a welcoming environment that encourages a positive attitude towards the language. Building on the basics of Irish learned within the traditional schools’ structure, Coláiste na bhFiann has developed a formula that has successfully helped generations of young people to enjoy using and improving their Irish language skills.

2. Cumann na bhFiann
Cumann na bhFiann is the aftercare service run by Coláiste na bhFiann. Cumann na bhFiann organises weekly Irish language youth clubs giving young people the opportunity to use and improve their spoken Irish. By attending Cumann na bhFiann regularly, fluency in Irish is maintained and improved, thus normalising the use of Irish in everyday life. It is vital that young people are given the opportunity to recognise the advantages in speaking Irish. There are currently 60 clubs across the country which run on a weekly basis.

Stand W11:

Ireland’s Leading Online Support System for JC & LC Maths!

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We specialise in secondary level maths support, and we’ll help you to get on top of it, one topic at a time.
We provide you with Video Lessons, Online Support and Exam Preparation, all specially designed for Irish secondary school students.

Now you can learn and get support from home or on the move, any time of the day, on your laptop, tablet or smartphone. We’re there for you, 7 days a week, with Irish teachers supporting you every evening and at weekends.

Get a free trial with no obligation, and you can choose to upgrade to Full Membership at any time. We’ve had rave reviews from students, parents and teachers – so now it’s your turn to try it out for yourself!

SPECIAL OFFER! We’re running a very special offer during the BT Young Scientist Exhibition, so make sure to call to our stand and say hello. Looking forward to meeting you!

Stand W12: DIT

Most people are familiar with Ordnance Survey maps. These are produced by Geographic Science professionals. Geographic Science is a profession with ancient roots, modern relevance, and an eye to the future. Geographic Science is also known as Geomatics.

Geographic Science professionals:

  • collect information for making maps using lots of new cutting-edge technology such as satellites, drones, laser scanners and, increasingly, robots
  • process this information to produce maps, 3D computer models and 4D systems of the world around us
  • analyse this information using GIS to support good decision-making at home and abroad including in the third world
  • manage this information and use it while working with many other professionals

DIT is the only third level institution in Ireland providing a degree-level programme in Geographic Science. The programme provides a good mix of indoor study and outdoor activity. Details can be found at

Stand W13: StudyClix

Studyclix is Irelands largest study website and is used by over 90,000 students and more than 90% of teachers. Studyclix breaks all the junior and leaving cert subjects into topics and for each topic gives you past exam questions, marking schemes and videos and sample answers. Come visit us at the Studyclix stand to get discount vouchers and loads of other free stuff. Teachers should also come see us to find out how you can get set up for free and get Studyclix for your class.

Stand W14: Institute of Physics In Ireland

There will be hands on action at the Institute of Physics stand as we put the fun into fundamental physics. Try your hand at light painting, explore colours, shadows and much more more. Along with exhibits and demos you won’t leave empty handed as you can pick up plenty of posters, details on hundreds of physics career options and a guide to all the third level physics courses in Ireland.

Stand W15: DCU

The DCU Faculty of Science and Health fosters and delivers education, professional development and research in the natural, human and health sciences that is of global significance and direct social, environmental and economic benefit. Our vision is to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence in scientific innovation and health transformation.

The Faculty attracts academically talented, enterprising and career focused students in search of a quality educational experience that includes gaining significant practical skills and undertaking a paid work placement or pre-professional experience as part of their studies. Our student focused approach equips you with a skill set appropriate to a successful and rewarding career in the fields of science, mathematics and health.
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Stand W16: NUI Galway

The students and staff of the College of Science at NUI Galway maintain vigorous research activity across the full range of Science disciplines including Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and the Biological, Biomedical, Environmental and Marine Sciences. At our stand you can experience the thrill of scientific research by participating in STEM activities presented by three of our educational outreach programmes. Cell EXPLORERS, an initiative run by the School of Natural Sciences, promotes biological and biomedical sciences; Kitchen Chemistry proposes hands on activities inspired by the research in the School of Chemistry; the Neuroscience outreach team showcases the recent advances on brain research by their centre. Please visit our stand and participate in these activities, which represent only part of the wide range of opportunities for scientific study and research at NUI Galway. Find out more at our stand about studying Science at NUI Galway, whether your interests are in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, health science, earth or marine science, environmental science or any combination of these.

Stand W17: University College Cork

Visit UCC’s brand new “Walk Like A Dinosaur” Exhibit. A fantastic joint effort between our world-renowned scientists in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, the School of Engineering and the Department of Computer Science.

Check out our interactive exhibit figure out what kind of dinosaur you walk like, and see if you can top our leader board!

Learn about the science behind calculating how fast dinosaurs moved from our Electronic Engineers and Passionate Paleontologists.

Discover how animation comes alive from our Clever Computer Scientists and be fascinated by our real life dinosaur fossils!

Stand W18: University of Limerick

The Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Limerick’s stand provides you the opportunity to experience interactive activities in Science, Engineering, Electronics, Architecture, Design, Mathematics, Computer Science and much more. The Faculty offers extensive teaching and research programmes in a wide range of industry relevant scientific and engineering disciplines. All programmes include periods of co-operative, industrial or teaching experiences. The Faculty carries out world-leading research which translates into practice and develops a broader understanding of the careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Our academic programmes in Science, Engineering, Architecture, Design, Computing and Mathematics are wide and varied, offering many unique and sustainable careers essential to the growth of the economy. Whether it’s the study of the internet of things, the pursuit of renewable energy technologies, the development of innovative company solutions or pioneering scientific research, the study options within Science and Engineering at the University of Limerick are extensive. The University of Limerick invites you to visit the campus to experience our progressive and exciting facilities in our beautiful campus.

Stand W19: Coláiste na Rinne, Gaeltacht na nDéise, Co. Phort Láirge

Tá Coláiste na Rinne suite i nGaeltacht na nDéise i gCo. Phort Láirge. Bunaíodh Coláiste na Rinne i 1905 agus tá cúrsaí éagsúla idir lámha ann le breis is céad bliain anois. Bíonn Scoil na Leanaí ar siúl ó Mheán Fómhair go deireadh Bealtaine, bíonn Cúrsaí Samhraidh ann i mí an Mheithimh, i mí Iúil agus i mí Lúnasa. Thosaigh cúrsa nua don Idirbhliain i mbliana. Eagraítear cúrsaí do mhic léinn, lucht ollscoile agus daoine fásta freisin i gcaitheamh na bliana. Tugann Gaelscoileanna, Gaelcholáistí agus scoileanna eile turais – 3 lá nó 5 lá – ar Ghaeltacht na nDéise freisin. Tá gach eolas maidir le Coláiste na Rinne ar fáil ag

Coláiste na Rinne has been promoting the Irish Language, the cultural and heritage of Gaeltacht na nDéise, for over 100 years. It provides many different courses in Irish and through the medium of Irish to a wide variety of students each year. See the College website for all information

Stand W20: Colaiste Uisce

Coláiste UISCE is a unique activity based Irish Language College and Adventure Centre situated in the heart of Gaeltacht Iorras, where the teaching adventure and water sports. ‘Learning Irish is Fun’ is our motto at Coláiste UISCE. We now have over 24 years’ experience in providing safe, educational and enjoyable Irish and Adventure courses. The teaching of Irish through the thrilling medium of adventure sports helps students develop a positive attitude towards learning Irish. We believe that creating a positive environment to learn the language is the most important step towards learning the language. Students from Coláiste UISCE not only return from the Gaeltacht speaking Irish with increased ease but they will also have a greater understanding of the language as a result of our practical approach to teaching the language.of Irish is intertwined with the enjoyable experience of modern exhilarating.

Stand W21: Sightsavers

Sightsavers is an international organisation working with partners in more than 30 countries to prevent and cure avoidable blindness and to support people with disabilities to live independently. 80% of blindness in the world is avoidable or curable. 90% of people who are blind live in developing countries. Every year we prevent blindness and restore sight for millions of people. In developing countries, educational and occupational support for those who lose their sight is difficult to access. People with disabilities deserve the same opportunities as everyone else. Sightsavers supports people who are visually impaired or have other disabilities to live independently, get an education and earn an income. We work with national governments, strengthening systems that tackle the problems at the root: the sorts of things most of us take for granted, like access to clean water, sanitation facilities and education. Sightsavers changes lives for the better, for the long term.

Stand W22: Marie Keating Foundation

“Following the death of their mother, Marie, in 1998, the Keating family promised that they would do everything they could to bring an end to cancer. They committed to provide families with the necessary information to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest stages. Through its community information service, the Foundation’s dedicated nurses have spoken to over 235,000 people about the causes and risk factors of cancer. The Foundation also raises awareness of the most common cancers affecting both men and women in Ireland through national campaigns. Through its Comfort Fund, the Marie Keating Foundation provides financial assistance to people who are receiving treatment for any kind of cancer and who find themselves in financial difficulty as a result. In 2016 alone, over 445 families received assistance from the Comfort Fund. The Foundation also supports cancer survivors through its free Survive & Thrive programmes which are held for men and women nationwide”

Stand W23: Bell Time Magazine

Bell Time Magazine is delighted to launch School Summit – A national two-day event to be held in 2017 that will cater for all Senior Cycle students and their teachers. With over 100 exhibitors and keynote speakers, it will offer an opportunity to explore, experience, and engage with the many opportunities that are available across a number of disciplines. It will showcase many vibrant aspects that are prevalent in Irish Education today, including the arts, education opportunities, careers, TY, apprenticeships, languages, travel, competitions, sport, technology, STEM, environmental issues, arts, etc.

We will have over 100 exhibitors and Keynote Speakers attending the event as well as theatrical performances across a range of the art forms including Shakespeare, Music, Poetry etc.

School Summit 2017 takes place in the National Show Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin on the 11th & 12th of September 2017.

For more details please visit our Stand at BTYSE

Stand W24: BioPharmaChem Ireland

BioPharmaChem Ireland, and the Irish Medtech Association are the two Ibec associations that represent the biopharmaceutical, chemical and the medical device sectors respectively. We are delighted to be joined again by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Eli Lilly and UCD Chemical Society representing Biopharmachem along with Cook Medical and Depuis Synthes representing Medtech.

We will be show casing how science and technology play an integral role in our daily lives. Visitors to the stand will be delighted by a range of interactive demonstrations including live chemistry experiments, demonstrations of innovative medical technology instruments and a few surprises!

This is a great opportunity to find out about the range of careers in both the biopharma and medtech sectors. The biopharmaceutical, chemical and medtech sectors are vital for Ireland’s economy. These growth sectors generate around 60% of the total country exports, employing over 58,000 people and representing significant and exciting career opportunities for future graduates.

Stand W25: Analog Devices

Analog Devices is a world leader in the design and manufacture of semiconductor and software solutions used in a broad spectrum of electronic equipment. Our solutions play a key role in translating real-world phenomena like motion, sound, light and electromagnetic forces into electronic signals and back again. Innovation has always been a hallmark of Analog Devices, since our inception in 1965. Headquartered in Boston, USA, Analog Devices’ has over 40 years presence in Ireland, our European base; with development centers in Limerick and Cork employing over 1200 people addressing our customers’ toughest problems and enabling important new discoveries. Discoveries that help solve some of the most complex and impactful challenges of our time: from the detection of gravitational ripples in the fabric of space-time to helping farmers optimize how tomatoes grow (and taste). Innovations that stem from engineers with the passion and vision to stay ahead of what’s possible.

Analog Devices is proud to support the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition and view our support as added encouragement to students in 2nd level education to consider areas in Science and Technology when considering choices for 3rd level education. Irish Engineers working with Analog Devices hold the largest number of US patents in Ireland because we just love to invent and innovate! Our engineering team would like to welcome you to our stand in the Technology Hall where our engineering team will open your mind to the fun, interesting and downright weird applications of science and technology in everyday life. Come and test your skills and scientific understanding with some of the demos we have on display this year. Can you escape from the Laser Vault and avoid breaking the laser beams? What’s new in our technology corner? Create your own worlds with an interactive topographical map. Don’t fall down the well! Test your brain-power with our interactive Mind Boggle Quiz but most of all visit our stand to stimulate your interest in the amazing world of Science and Technology.

Stand W26: is the user friendly way for students and teachers to access past exam material and study notes. Our website and app features allow you quickly and easily search papers for any specific topic, check out grade statistics about every Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate subject and customise your profile with the subjects that You study!

Our highest quality notes system powered by JCLearn and 625Points, provides you with study material written for the student’s perspective by some of the best students in Ireland! Access them through our website and use them to structure your answers to get the best grades possible!

BetterExaminations is the study tool that will help you reach your highest potential by making it easier to study to become a Better student!

Stand W27: An Gaisce

Gaisce “ The President’s Award is a self-development programme that encourages young people to find their passion, get active and make a difference in their community. Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people aged 15-25 to dream big and realise their potential. To achieve a Gaisce Award, participants set and achieve goals in four areas:

  • Community Involvement: volunteering with a local charity or community group.
  • Personal Skill: developing a skill or trying something entirely new!
  • Physical Recreation: becoming more active through sport or exercise.
  • Adventure Journey: discovering the great outdoors on a team journey.

There are three levels to Gaisce: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The more time and energy given, the greater the reward.

Stand W28: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global BioPharma company firmly focused on its mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.
BMS employs over 27,000 people worldwide, and approximately 550 people in Ireland in its Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) and Commercial operations.

BMS’ operations in Ireland include two Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Manufacturing sites in Swords, Co. Dublin and Cruiserath, Dublin 15, a Global Biologics Drug Product Testing Laboratory based in Cruiserath, Dublin 15 and the External Manufacturing division is based in Cruiserath, Dublin 15 and Shannon, Co. Clare.

BMS is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock exchange (BMY).

Around the world, our medicines help millions of people in their fight against such diseases as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis and psychiatric disorders.

Stand W29: Nokia Bell Labs

Nokia Bell Labs, Nokia’s research and innovation arm, creates the disruptive technologies that are shaping the way the world communicates and connects. With expertise in analytics, cloud, fixed, optics and wireless and by collaborating openly with the global innovation community, Nokia Bell Labs is seeking the technology solutions that will transform the connected world, enhancing the speed, capacity, efficiency and reliability of data, and the increasing automation and digitization of our lives and entire industries. For 90 years, scientific breakthroughs at Nokia Bell Labs have fundamentally transformed the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry and its effect on humankind which have led to many distinguished awards including 8 Nobel Prizes.

Stand W30: European Union

There’s so much to see and do at the European Union stand this year!

Dr How’s Science Wows Needs You – Fun, interactive science with Dr. How’s Science Wows – Fun, interactive science with Dr. How’s Science Wows; check out a wide range of science experiments from making mini fire extinguishers to inflating balloons, making our own slime, volcanoes, mini explosion, smoke rings and lots more. Hands-on, educational and imaginative science!

Want to know a new way to learn about science? ERCcOMICS is a creative and ambitious project that exploits the power of visual storytelling to innovate the way European science is communicated.
Free resources about the European Union will be available for all visitors and Information Officers will be available to answer any queries you may have.

Contact us: The European Commission Representation in Ireland
Tel: 01 6341 111 Website:
Facebook: @EUIreland Twitter: @eurireland #EUIrl

Stand W31: CoderDojo

CoderDojo is an open source volunteer led movement of free coding clubs for young people aged 7-17. CoderDojo clubs (Dojos) run all over the world giving young people the opportunity to learn how to develop computer code, websites, apps, programs, games, digital media and to explore technology. In addition to technology skills, young people enjoy the opportunity of being involved in a highly social community and experience a fun, collaborative and energetic learning environment. Learn more at

Stand W32: Abbott

At Abbott, we’re committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we’ve brought new products and technologies to the world “ in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals “ that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 74,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.
Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of health care products including diagnostics, medical devices and nutritionals products. In Ireland, Abbott employs almost 3,000 people across 10 sites. We have six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. Abbott has commercial and support operations in Dublin and shared services in Dublin and Westport. We have been operating in Ireland since 1946.

Stand W33: Veterinary Council of Ireland

Vets are Vital! The work of the veterinary professions (vets and nurses) is vital to our everyday lives. They deal not just with animal health and welfare but with food safety, livestock healthcare, research, new food sources, and environmental protection. This year’s stand, which reflects the theme “Vets are Vital’, explains the broad scope of the profession. It has been put together with the help of the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, and is staffed by veterinary students who will answer all your questions.

Stand W34: Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT)

Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) is a continuing professional development (CPD) support service of the Department of Education and Skills. JCT supports schools in their implementation of the Framework for Junior Cycle through the provision of appropriate high quality CPD for school leaders, whole school groups and teachers of specific subjects. The JCT Science team will be at the exhibition stand. They will be able to answer questions about the Junior Cycle Science specification, which was introduced to schools in September 2016. The team can discuss the ongoing CPD for teachers of science and provide planning support. JCT is delighted to be at the BTYSTE 2016 and look forward to engaging with teachers at the event.

Stand W35: The Irish Architecture Foundation

The Irish Architecture Foundation is a vibrant and passionate not-for-profit organisation founded in 2005 that excites people about the cultural value of architecture. We truly believe that architecture transforms lives. It influences our everyday experience, from the interiors of our houses to our landscape, our cities and our towns. We believe that the impact of our awareness and education initiatives will create a better-built environment, and we do everything within our power to make that happen.

We are supported by The Arts Council, the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (DAHRRGA) and the OPW, with additional project funding from the Department of Education and Skills, Dublin City Council and DLR County Council.

Our partnership with the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is made possible by the DAHRRGA, under the Government Policy on Architecture 2009-15.

Stand W36: Deer Park

Deer Park is Irelands leading School Jumper manufacturer. For over 33 years they have being manufacturing the highest quality school knitwear. Apart from creating employment in Ireland, they ensure first-hand that only quality raw materials and standards of production are used. This gives you the longest lasting School Jumper on the Irish market. There is no comparison when it comes to generic imported jumpers. In fact unlike most of their competitors, Deer Park actually knit their jumpers in Ireland. This creates over 50 Irish Jobs in their local community in Kildare. Deer Park invites you to call to their stand and see first-hand the product collection they offer. They will explain the major differences between a true Irish quality brand and other imported jumpers. Also check out their range of Irish Made School Scarves not to mention that large range of School Jackets & Fleeces. Plus they have competitions & giveaways all week.

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Stand W37: Bord Bia Origin Green

Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board) is the Irish government agency charged with the promotion, trade development and marketing of the Irish food, drink and horticulture industry. Its mission is to deliver effective and innovative market development, promotion and information services to assist companies grow and win new business.

Bord Bia has its Head Office in Dublin and 13 strategically located offices in key export markets.
Origin Green is the national sustainability programme for the Irish food and drink industry. It is the only sustainability programme in the world which operates on a national scale, uniting government, the private sector and food producers, through Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board. Independently verified at every stage, Origin Green enables Ireland’s farmers and food producers to set and achieve measurable sustainability targets, reduce environmental impact and serve local communities more effectively.

Stand W38: Science and Technology in Action

Have you ever wondered how the science taught at school really links to what is practiced in our leading organisations?

Would you like to learn more about how the curriculum relates to real applications of science and technology in the workplace?

Science & Technology in Action (STA) is an innovative teaching and learning resource which brings industry and education together. For use by second level teachers and students, all the resource materials across the editions are available on and the latest 12th edition of the hard copy packs has been delivered to each school free of charge (during November). Each lesson in the pack relates to the activities of the participating organisations whilst also linking to the curriculum. In this way, the lessons help to enhance the relevance of science and technology to our everyday life. This grounding in reality is designed to raise awareness and engage students in the real world of science and technology.

Stand W39: The Irish Science Teachers’ Association (ISTA)

The Irish Science Teachers’ Association (ISTA), Eol Oidí na hÉireann, is the Professional Association for the Teachers of Science in the Republic of Ireland. It is one of the largest voluntary subject associations in the country with branches in the following areas: Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Limerick, Monaghan, Midlands (Athlone), Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford. ISTA was founded in 1961 and has almost 1200 members from all sectors of education in fourteen Branches nationwide.

Stand W40: Intellectual Ventures

Intellectual Ventures believe that ideas are valuable. We’re here to ensure a market for invention continues to thrive.
IV invests in all stages of the invention pipeline. We build—bringing together industry-leading minds to develop inventions that change the world. We buy—selecting only the highest-quality assets for our portfolio. We partner with others to bring inventions to market.

Intellectual Ventures – Invention Investment Ireland (III) is the Dublin-based managing entity for Intellectual Ventures’ newest Intellectual Property (IP) investment fund. The team in Dublin specialize in IP evaluation, management and licensing.

Stand W41: Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA)

We are the Health Products Regulatory Authority(HPRA) and our role is to protect and enhance public and animal health by regulating medicines, medical devices and other health products. We are a state agency that puts the health of people and animals at the core of everything we do. We use our scientific and clinical expertise to review and monitor health products available in Ireland or exported abroad. Our aim is to make sure that the health products we regulate are as safe as possible and do what they are intended to do. Our broad remit includes the regulation of: Human medicines; Veterinary medicines; Clinical trials; Medical devices; Controlled drugs; Blood and blood components; Tissues and cells; Organs intended for transplantation; The protection of animals used for scientific purposes; and Cosmetic products.

Stand W42: The Central Statistics Office (CSO)

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) is responsible for the collection and dissemination of official statistics in Ireland. We measure all of the country’s activities from Births, Deaths and Marriages, to where and how people live and travel, how our Government collects and spends money and the activities of our businesses and the wider economy. We publish our figures (data) on our website,, to help people make sense of what’s happening in our country. The CSO has a number of projects to encourage young people to use our products – our John Hooper poster competition, the Apps4gaps app design competition and our annual school survey – CensusAtSchool. The CSO has partnered with the BTYSTE to sponsor an award for the best use of official statistics in a project presented at the competition. Visit the CSO stand and talk to us about the many innovative services that the CSO has to offer!

Stand W43: RTÉ

Explore RTÉ at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017!

Join us for an exciting line-up of activity across television, radio and digital services. There promises to be lots of lights, cameras and action as RTÉ broadcasts programmes from the stand, including live RTÉ Weather bulletins!

RTÉ 2FM, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and RTÉ Pulse will also be getting in on the action, broadcasting live from the radio studio. Visitors can try their hand at presenting the weather forecast and you might even get the chance to interview your favourite presenter! Be sure to come along and enjoy lots of music and entertainment.
Check-in at the RTÉ stand and keep up-to-date with RTÉ on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Stand W44: BT

We use the power of communications to make a better world. We’re passionate about technology. Come find us and hear all about the innovative history of BT, from where we started in 1896, right up to our merger with EE! We’ll show you where the internet comes from; from the network to your home, and what the future holds. Our ‘Connected Home’ section shows the amazingly clever ways that internet can be used, where we will showcase Virtual Reality, using BT Sport and global meetings in our demos.

We’re running a ‘Twitter Selfie’ competition, so tweet us with your selfie at the BT stand to be in with a chance to win a Surprise Prize (don’t forget #BTYSTE!) – the most creative wins!

Stand W45: BTYSTE Alumni

The BTYSTE Alumni Showcase, a new feature for 2017 features previous participants exhibit their commercial ventures before the genera; public at the exhibition.

A competition took place to allow Alumni of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition or BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp who qualified for the Exhibition and now have an a company based on their BTYSTE project. The goal of the Alumni Showcase is to shine a light on the myriad of successful commercial enterprises born at the Exhibition since its beginnings in 1965. Those that are featured in the Showcase are:

FenuHealth is a multi-award Equine Supplement which specialises in Gastric Ulcers in horses. From a stable of seven products, the main product is FenuSave which is being sold in Ireland and exported to 12 countries. All products are 100% natural, are manufactured to human health standards and are tested to parts per billion. FenuSave was even used by horses at the Rio Olympics as well as the Aintree Grand National with over 100 National Hunt Race Wins in 2016. was founded by sisters Kate [16] and Annie [15] Madden, students of Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green and they currently have a team of 5 working with them [based in Ireland, Europe and the Middle/Far East] and are recruiting an extra 5 to join a rapidly expanding and successful sales team.

Restored Hearing
Restored Hearing has created tunable acoustic materials for noise absorption and sound therapy for tinnitus. Sound Bounce is a smart material which responds proportionally to the noise environment. It has applications across the construction, automotive, and aerospace sectors.
Sound Relief tinnitus sound therapy is an online treatment for chronic ringing in the ears. Used daily, it has been proven to give a reduction in tinnitus within one month.

The Duffily Bag
The Duffily Bag is a sleeping bag designed for homeless people sleeping rough on the streets. It’s lightweight, waterproof, heat-retaining, non-flammable and has a pouch in the head for storing valuables. It is currently being made by the homeless service users of the Mendicity Institution.

Zorin OS
Zorin Group is the parent company behind Zorin OS, a replacement for Windows and macOS, designed to make your computer faster, more powerful and secure.
Since 2008, the team been developing an operating system that brings together the power of Linux – a powerful but typically technical system – and makes it accessible to everyone.
Zorin Group is focused on continuing to build and bring Zorin OS to millions of users around the world. It is also currently developing products to make the power of computing accessible to people in the developing world who have never had access to it before.

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