Prof Orla Hardiman scooped the top prize at this year’s awards for her work in neurology and motor neurone disease.

The 2022 Trinity Innovation Awards celebrated the university’s network of researchers, entrepreneurs and inventors.

Speaking to ahead of the event, Trinity College Dublin provost Dr Linda Doyle said the award winners represent a huge range of disciplines, from history to zoology and everything in between.

“What I’m really most excited about is the fact that there are researchers here who want to go out and change the world,” she said.

“One way of doing that is through creating a start-up and making your impact and affecting people’s lives for good.”

Prof Orla Hardiman scooped the top prize on the night. The professor of neurology at Trinity won the Provost Innovation Award for what Doyle said was “an outstanding record of clinical and academic achievement, coupled with significant international and interdisciplinary collaborations”.


Words by Jenny Darmody