Flint Studios is sponsoring The BEST Awards 2015 hosted by Colleges NI (CNI).
The BEST Awards showcase the creativity and innovation across Northern Ireland’s (NI) six regional FE colleges and offer students an annual competition linked to their studies in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Now in its fifth year, the 2015 event is being held on Wednesday 27 May at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Shaws Bridge, Belfast.
Flint Studios are proud sponsors of the Software Award at The Best Awards 2015.The Managing Director of Flint Studios, Jeremy Biggerstaff, will be helping to judge some of the awards on the day.
Jeremy said: “This inspirational event is a great way to support students in terms of entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation across the further education sector. As a leading web solutions provider specialising in bespoke software development and systems integration, we felt sponsorship of the Software Award was a good fit for Flint Studios.”
“Northern Ireland’s knowledge economy is thriving and Belfast is rapidly gaining a reputation as an innovation and technology hotspot. The six regional further education colleges in Northern Ireland play an important role in developing the STEM talent pool, both in terms of up-skilling and re-skilling students through a broad range of courses. The Best Awards provide an opportunity to showcase the very best of this talent that operates within the colleges. I regard this kind of creativity, innovation and knowledge exchange as vitally important for economic development and growth. The development of new ideas, products and services from STEM research increases Northern Ireland’s capacity to innovate, adapt and become globally competitive”
Flint Studios joins other well-known sponsors including Agenda NI, Norbrook Laboratories and Recruit NI. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and speak to students exhibiting, network with lecturers and senior staff from the six FE College and view the array of skills in the STEM area available across the FE sector.
A total of 18 prizes will be on offer across a broad range of categories which, in addition to age, will also include sector specific prizes for Creative Media, Science, Engineering etc, in addition to prizes for communication, innovation, entrepreneurship and visual design.
The list of invitees includes local politicians and representatives from businesses and post primary schools. The NI Assembly, Employment and Learning Committee will also host their weekly meeting at the venue, after which the MLAs will have the opportunity to view the exhibitions.
For more information on the event visit Colleges NI. Alternatively, contact Jeremy at Flint Studios for more information on bespoke software development, systems integration or other web solution requirements.