Dr. Lisa O’Donoghue, CEO of Votechnik was awarded the title of Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 at an awards ceremony held in Killarney in early 2010. The award came to life from the culmination of six months working on the Young Entrepreneur Programme. Lisa won the award for her business proposition to recycling LCDs through an automated process. Currently no market ready device exists to address the millions of LCD screens reaching their End of Life each year. The University of Limerick research fellow’s design allows LCD flat panel screens to be safely disposed of into valuable computer waste.
She was one of more than 120 entrepreneurs who took part in the Young Entrepreneur Programme in 2010. This particular year it was a joint initiative between IT, Tralee, Shannon Development and entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly.