Nimbus Centre are honoured to have received the Invention of the Year Award in Engineering, ICT & Physical Sciences for our project WatNOS, at the PURDYLUCEY Invention of the Year Awards.

Third level research is creating jobs, improving our quality of life, and providing solutions to the challenges of modern society, while helping to drive the research and innovation economy in Ireland. The awards, held in University College Cork on November 14th, recognise some of the most disruptive and exciting innovations and technologies in Ireland; and showcase how third level institutions engage with industry to licence and commercialise their research outcomes.

The WatNOS project developed and proved an innovative energy-cost optimisation system for the water sector, including a real-world deployment that delivered significant savings on the relevant electricity bills. The system is being commercialised through a CIT start-up, Predictive Control Systems, and is gaining traction with water utilities internationally, as well as with Extractive Industries, electricity supply companies, and other industrial sectors.

In attendance from Nimbus Centre were Kevin Fitzgibbon, Jane O’Flynn, Jackie Kehoe, and Conor Lynch; as well as CIT Vice-President Orla Flynn,  Industry Liaison Officer Josette O’Mullane, and Technology Transfer Officer Ronan Coleman.

Sponsoring the event were PURDYLUCEY, a European Intellectual Property (IP) firm, providing professional services in Patents, Trade Marks, Designs and Copyright, particularly in the areas of Life Sciences and ICT.