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ESB Engineering and Business Challenge

Congratulations to the student members of the team that recently represented Trinity in the ESB Challenge, winning third place just marginally behind the runners up and a mere 1.8% behind the winning team. This was Trinity’s best performance in the competition since its inception.

The ESB Challenge is an annual event which started as an Engineering Challenge and expanded this year to an Engineering and Business Challenge. Each college nominates a single team of Junior Sophister students to take part in the competition. The teams consists of three Engineering members and one Business member. The Challenge runs over a full day and a half. Each team receives the same challenge and has up to 7 hours to research, design, estimate costs and prepare a pitch for the client panel. Teams make a 15 minute pitch and are questioned for 15 minutes by the dragon client panel. The panel consists of engineering and finance managers who have many years experience preparing proposals and pitching to ESB clients and customers.

The Trinity team members (pictured above) were: Raphael Adewusi (Junior Sophister, Law and Business), Robbie Dolan (Junior Sophister, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering), Brian Maguire (Junior Sophister, Electronic Engineering) and Eoin Oude Essink (Junior Sophister, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering).

The School coordinators were Professor Louis Brennan of Trinity Business School and Professor Liam Dowling from the School of Engineering.