CropSafe attended the 55th anniversairy of The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. An exhillerating week of innovaion and disruption from students all over the island of Ireland. With 500+ projects on show, competing to become the 2019 BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the year!

John McElhone (left) and Micheál McLaughlin (right) We set up our stand amongst 500+ others showcasing our project, CropSafe, entered into the technology Category.

The event started with an outstanding opening ceremony with thrilling drummers coming on to show the  BT Young Scientist & Technology 2019 cohort a glimpse of intensity, fun and excitement that was in store for them throughout the week at the RDS Dublin. The band was Machine Drummers and the blew the roof

An event that is recognised very highly as a prestigious Exhibition over the years it comes as no surprise it attracts speakers such as the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins. Inspiring and motivating  the already ambitious audience to keep doing good for the country and more importantly our planet and its future,in all aspects of life.

We setup our stand on Tuesday and had the opportunity to walk around and check out all the other projects. Throughout the day there were scheduled judging times for each project who we explained the details of CropSafe, the technology involved and the problem it solves for individual farmers and globally. We got great feedback from people working with Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Satellite imagery. Throughout the week the RDS and BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition was open to Primary schools, Secondary schools and the general public. We got an overwhelming amount of interest from primary school kids interested in the satellites to farmers joining our waiting list wanting to get involved. It was a great experience and has helped cropsafe better articulate and further develop our service.

After 3 Days of exhibiting all the students went to the awards ceremony where multiple awards were given out from each section: Overall winners, Special awards and category awards. Sponsored by BT, Cisco, Perrigo, RTE and Analog Devices.

CropSafe picked up 2nd prize in Technology for senior groups.

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