Ostoform is “One to Watch Award” winner at Enterprise Ireland’s Big Ideas 2016

28th November 2016

L-R: Gearoid Mooney, Enterprise Ireland; Kevin Kelleher, Ostoform; Paul Kenny, Entrepreneur and Carol Gibbons, Enterprise Ireland

Kevin Kelleher, from UL spin-out Ostoform, is pictured after receiving the “One to Watch Award” for an outstanding pitch at Enterprise Ireland's Big Ideas 2016 at the Helix, Dublin. Ostoform has developed a medical device to manage skin complications suffered by ileostomy patients and was selected from eight investor-ready start-up companies who pitched their new innovations to investors at Enterprise Ireland's annual Big Ideas event.

The award was presented by Middle East-based Irish entrepreneur Paul Kenny who was the keynote speaker at the event.

The other start-up companies making their pitch at Big Ideas 2016 included:

  • Dr Brendan Boland, AltSurgical – an implant for arthritis sufferers that mimics the natural motions of the joint
  • Stephen Collins, Tip Tap Tap – interactive school desks which allow a fairer opportunity for students to interact simultaneously
  • Breandán Kennedy, Phision Therapeutics – developing drugs to treat blindness associated with diabetes and aging
  • Chiara Leva, TOSCA – bespoke risk management solutions for high-risk industries, eg aviation
  • Andrew McCareen, DATAS – web services which centralise multiple date feeds, enabling clients to develop insights about their business KPIs.
  • David Molloy, Guru Developments – cloud-based software which simplifies the academic exam process
  • Brian Noonan, Cala Medical – extracorporeal cassette-based prototype for the treatment of sepsis.


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