Call for Submissions: University of Limerick’s Most Commercially Viable CSIS FYP

February 23rd 2017

Who are we?

ActionPoint is a custom software development company founded by two UL CSIS graduates and with offices on-campus in UL.

What are we looking for?

Final Year Projects that have a high likelihood of being commercially successful.

What is the market gap or business problem that you are trying to solve with your project?

You tell us!

What technology/tools do you need to use?

We have no preference. Whatever you feel is the most appropriate to deliver your project.

Who can enter?

The prize is open to all 4th year students in the CSIS department who are creating a Final Year Project that will be demoed on the CSIS FYP Demo Day 2017.

How do you enter?

Apply with your name, email address and a brief (max one-page) summary of what your project is and how you see it working commercially to fyp@action-point.com by March 10th 2017.

Will the entry require much work?

No! Your one-pager should contain your project abstract and a brief note on why you see it as commercially viable.

How do you know if your application has been accepted?

All entrants will receive a notification email by March 17th 2017.

What is the prize?

This prize will consist of €500 for the winner, €200 for second place and €100 for third place. Up to four notable runners up will receive €50 each. It’ll also help you with any interview with ActionPoint!

When will the prize be awarded?

The prize will be awarded on FYP demo day. All entrants must be present on demo day to demonstrate their project to the Senior members of the ActionPoint Development Team to be eligible for the prize.

Any questions?

Send us an email with any questions to fyp@action-point.com.

Are we hiring graduates?

We are always on the look-out for talented developers looking for an exciting challenge with interesting technologies. If you think you up to the challenge then send us a mail at graduateprogramme@action-point.com

Are there small print T&Cs?

Yes, but nothing crazy:

1) The prize will be judged by Senior ActionPoint staff based on a shortlist agreed in collaboration with CSIS lecturers. The AP Judges’ decision is final.

2) In the event of a tie, the ActionPoint judges reserve the right to split any of the prizes as appropriate.

3) A minimum of 6 entrants required to run the competition.