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I received an Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2014 Irish Institute of Training & Development Annual Awards

In What I'm working on at the moment on March 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

IITD Awards 2014

I was delighted to receive an Outstanding Achievement award from Minister Ciaran Cannon and IITD CEO Sinead Heneghan at the 2014 Irish Institute of Training & Development Annual Awards in the category ‘Most Innovative Use of Technology’ for the Hothouse Management System which myself and Hothouse intern Michael Regan developed.

Here is a short summary of my entry – 

Given the volume of applications which Hothouse attracts and the delivery of two complete programmes per year, the benefit of being able to provide an online means of capturing the main interactions with up to 70 startups per annum is clear.

The key strength of the Hothouse Management System is its online nature, it allows rapid access to all the tools (forms, reports, graphs, notes) that the Participants, Facilitators and Programme Management need for the efficient running and improvement of the Programme. All interactions and feedback provided to each participant during the Hothouse programme are provided to them in a Participant Stream behind a secure login.

All facilitator feedback reports by participants and participant attendance are also provided via a secure login.

The Hothouse Management System has played a role in supporting Hothouse Programme’s strong focus on entrepreneurial development and its achievement of outstanding results.