CIT mechanical engineering student honoured at Early Career Awards 2016
14 November 2016
Vincent Forde (R) receiving his award from Dublin GAA footballer Paul Flynn (L)
The Irish Early Career Awards, in association with Lincoln Recruitment Specialists and Bank of Ireland, celebrate excellence and recognise the achievements of young professionals in Ireland. The awards reward innovation, best practice and outstanding achievement across a broad range of sectors.
In 2010 Forde discovered his entrepreneurial flair as the founder of Kuebo Design, a successful design company which has been established over seven years and continues to grow.
During this time, Forde studied mechanical engineering at CIT while also establishing his second business – Gasgon Medical.
Gasgon Medical, a start-up that aims to deliver unique and innovative medical devices to improve patient safety and support medical professionals during common procedures, was founded when doctors from Cork University Hospital highlighted the valuable staff time that was being wasted while setting up and monitoring IV procedures.
It has been a successful year for Forde who has been recognised with a number of prestigious awards to accompany his most recent accolade – including Accenture Leaders of Tomorrow Award 2016, CIT Prize for Innovation 2016 and Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur of the Year 2016.http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2016/11/14/cit-student-early-career-awards/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Vincent-Forde.jpghttp://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Vincent-Forde-300x300.jpgNewsAccenture,CIT,Cork,education,Enterprise Ireland