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Young scientists to get formula for business success

Sean Duffy

Published 04/11/2016 | 02:30

Former Young Scientists winner Kate and Annie Madden, the co-founders of FenuHealth, with PMI Educational Foundation liaison officer Jackie Glynn, and Young Scientist competition head Mari Cahalane, at NovaUCD, the centre for new ventures and entrepreneurs
Former Young Scientists winner Kate and Annie Madden, the co-founders of FenuHealth, with PMI Educational Foundation liaison officer Jackie Glynn, and Young Scientist competition head Mari Cahalane, at NovaUCD, the centre for new ventures and entrepreneurs

A partnership of the Project Management Institute and the BT Young Scientist of the Year competition has launched a new initiative to help teachers to develop young minds.

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Under the partnership, €36,000 will be given to develop the project management skills of the teachers of Young Scientist finalists.

The plan is to better help young scientists and entrepreneurs to commercialise their ideas and turn innovations into reality.

The Ireland Chapter of PMI will provide the training on a voluntary basis to up to 90 teachers ahead of the competition in January.

"PMI's eighth Global Project Management Survey found that projects with a high priority on project management were 71pc more successful in reaching their goals and original intent," said PMI Educational Foundation liaison officer Jackie Glynn.

"This highlights the importance of project management in the workplace, therefore we strongly believe that it should be a key aspect of our second level education," Ms Glynn added.

Irish Independent

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