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Another big Win for PLATO EBR Company See.Sense

3 November 2014

See.Sense wins Electronics category at INVENT2014

See.Sense wins Electronics category at INVENT2014

After battling it out against almost 100 other innovations, and embarking upon an intensive six month business programme, See.Sense was delighted to win the Electronics category of the Northern Ireland Science Park’s INVENT 2014 Awards on the 2nd October, 2014.


Co-founders, Philip & Irene McAleese accept the Electronics prize.

In a tightly contested competition run by NISP CONNECT, sponsored by Bank of Ireland UK, See.Sense was announced as the winner of the Electronics category – for the most promising innovation with world class potential – at a prestigious Gala Dinner in Titanic Belfast.

See.Sense, owned by husband and wife team Philip and Irene McAleese from County Down, is a cycling technology company, that launched with an intelligent bike light last year. In less than a year, See.Sense successfully bought their product to market and have now gone on to create a prototype of a new type of power meter for cycling performance measurement, that uses their patent-pending advanced sensor technology.  The See.Sense power meter conducts real-time pedal stroke analysis while the cyclist is on the road, allowing them to identify which muscle groups to train – something not possible with existing power meters.

Irene McAleese said,”We were absolutely honoured to be amongst the other Finalists for INVENT as the calibre of entries was very high, and some of the ideas presented were really ground -breaking”.

The overall prize was won by our friends and fellow Propel participants, Plotbox . Plotbox is a cloud platform for cemeteries and crematoria to manage all their operations in one place – known as the ‘Google maps for cemeteries’.

After being whittled down from the Top 24 in May, the 12 finalists made their final, and most important, pitch in front of judges including Rob Hardemen of Seagate and Alex van Someren from Amadeus Capital, and over 500 prominent guests from the local business scene.  Steve Orr, Director of NISP CONNECT said: “The tech scene is truly vibrant in Northern Ireland.  We had almost 100 entries for this innovation competition this year – the hunger for innovation in the region is rife.

Over 600 of Northern Ireland’s community of investors, inventors and entrepreneurs then gathered on the 2nd October,  to hear the announcement of the breakthrough innovations,  as well as to hear the the inaugural speech from this year’s Innovation Founder, Dr William Wright, of Wright Bus.


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Pitch at the Palace event hosted by Prince Andrew on Wednesday (See Sense are one of three companies chosen to represent Northern Ireland) 


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