The Crann Centre is partnering with MTU (Munster Technical University) for its Innovation Challenge 2021

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Innovation and impact are at the core of what we do at Crann as we seek new ways to improve health management and services for our clients, so we are delighted to be partnering with MTU for their 2021 Innovation Challenge.

In 2020 MTU (formerly CIT) launched their inaugural Innovation Challenge, where a multi-disciplinary team of students are tasked with innovating solutions to challenges set by a diverse range of companies. When we were approached about participation, we knew it was something that could be rewarding for Crann, MTU students and our clients.

This year the Crann Centre is delighted to join Cully & Sully, the Irish Naval Service, Clearstream and Pepsi in collaborating with MTU students and staff in seeking solutions to issues that each company believes are solvable with the right knowledge, focus and energy.

Crann’s challenges for the students, set by Crann’s Head of Services Colette Cahill and Programme Manager for Health and Continence Eimear Daly, focus on improving health management for those with neuro physical disabilities through engineering and technology.

Of the partnership Colette Cahill said “I am very excited about this collaboration with MTU and see it as a great opportunity for Crann to work with innovative people to look at new ways of integrating technology and software to support the day-to-day practical needs of people who have a neuro physical disability.”

Eimear Daly added “It is such an exciting opportunity to be part of. I am really looking forward to seeing the innovative ideas and developments from this group of MTU students, which we hope will help enhance the lives of the people we engage with on a daily basis.”

The students involved range from those studying Artificial Intelligence and Biomedical Engineering to Business and Marketing, bringing a wide range of perspectives and ideas.

Over the course of a number of weeks, ending in March, Colette and Eimear will be working with MTU students and staff to help solve these quality-of-life enhancing challenges.


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