Now in its fifth successive year, Bold Ideas is A&L Goodbody's annual student innovation award. It recognises the most innovative ideas from undergraduate and postgraduate students from all disciplines. The theme for this year's competition relates to foreign direct investment.
Changing Times - Ireland's Future
Ireland is one of the most successful countries in the world for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). A&L Goodbody has been at the centre of this growth, with an international focus across Europe, the US and Asia. While FDI is central to the Irish economy, there are always challenges ahead.
Identify a specific legal, business or political challenge you see facing Ireland - and think of a "bold idea" to address that challenge. Your bold idea should outline a comprehensive solution or proposition that builds on Ireland's reputation and success on the international stage.
An Internship: A four week summer internship with A&L Goodbody Dublin.
€4,000 in cash: towards educational fees – or that college loan!
A charitable donation: Be part of A&L Goodbody’s Step Up - Community Collaboration Programme. We will make a cash donation on the winners behalf to the charity of their choice.
The runners up will win:
An iPAD MINI
How To Apply
Entries in written form, a short video or in any other format. Closing date for entries is Friday, 11 November 2016.
Written entries three to five pages in length, and a video no more than five minutes long.
Entries to: Boldideasaward@algoodbody.com
The Judging Panel
The idea's will be reviewed by a judging panel made up of a number of industry professionals. Finalists may be required to present their entry to the judges.
Head of International Technology Group,
Pictured L-R: Lianne Canty, UCD, Diarmuid Hickey, TCD, Heather Déiseach, UCC, John Whelan, Partner, A&L Goodbody
Thank you to everyone who submitted entries for our Bold Ideas Student Innovation Award 2015. We are delighted to announce Diarmuid Hickey, a law student at Trinity College Dublin, as the winner!
Diarmuid's winning proposal is to develop a Government-run data storage cloud for SMEs to combat their exposure to the increasing risk of a cyber attack. Special mention also goes to runners up, Lianne Canty from University College Dublin and Heather Déiseach from University College Cork who both received iPad Minis. Entries were reviewed by our expert judging panel and we asked our friends on Facebook to vote for their favourite - thank you to all who voted.
Watch this space for details of our next 'Bold Ideas - Student Innovation' competition which will be available in the coming months.