« BackBlackwater brothers reach semifinal stage of University Startup World Cup

Two Kerry brothers who represented Ireland in the world’s largest competition for students are celebrating their achievement.
Brian  and Ronan Hand
Brian and Ronan Hand from Blackwater were the only Irish representatives at the University Startup World Cup which was held last week in Copenhagen.

The students at Cork Institute of Technology  were among  50 teams worldwide competing in the final.

Their product Equaliser helps cranes in the movement of goods.

Brian came up with the idea when working at Liebherr Cranes in Fossa.

The brothers made it to the semi-final stage, reaching the last 15

They also finished in the top three in the world in the product and technology category.

Brian’s excited about the future.