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Quality not quantity

A couple or so weeks ago, I was delighted to be invited by Kate in Fleishman-Hillard to visit the Pampers Innovation Centre in Schwalbach, Germany. The visit piqued the interest of both the mammy and engineer in me. I love seeing innovation and how things are made. As a mammy to 5 darlings I’ve definitely [...]

Brilliant Boostapak

I love great design that solves a problem. This Boostapak, made by the same people who brought us Trunki, seems to tick both these boxes. As a parent of 5 kids that has travelled by air abroad on holidays, I have had to deal with the expense and hassle on arrival of hiring extra booster [...]

But how?

photo credit: Mads Boedker Following on from the BT Young Scientist post, I was delighted to see, via Silicon Republic, that the Irish Patent’s Office are currently running a Junior Inventor Contest. This is excellent news as its aimed at primary school students who are too young to enter the Young Scientist exhibition. Any idea [...]

But Why?

I have no special talents.  I am only passionately curious.  ~Albert Einstein Yes, its that time of the year again. The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is starting next week in the RDS in Dublin and it looks like it’s going to be a wonderful few days. The range of projects shown, from all [...]

Springwise & Aromicon: Websites I heart

One of my current favourite websites is Springwise. Its tagline of  “your daily fix of entrepreneurial ideas” says it all really. So many great ideas and great websites have been brought to my attention via Springwise. Its one of the highlights in my google reader. Get yourself subscribed.  It rocks! Its recommendation that caught my [...]