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From Final Year Project to Registered Company in 2 Months

During his final year as a Product Design student, Evander was tasked with solving a problem with an innovative product solution.

After entering the Rural Young Entrepreneurship competition and finishing second out of hundreds of applicants across Northern Ireland, Evander decided he wanted to pursue his idea further.

Upon graduation, Evander got in touch with the UUSU Enterprise Centre and since July 2017 his final year project has now advanced leaps and bounds to become a fully registered company. Ezi-Hitch Ltd successfully received Innovation Vouchers from Ulster University to help with building a production ready prototype of the Ezi-Hitch product.

Ezi-Hitch helps farmers hitch on machinery to tractors by a simple remote controlled wireless tool. Eliminating the risk of standing between the machinery and the tractor when connecting to each other. With farmers in the UK averaging over 59 years of age the Ezi-Hitch allows farmers to sit in their tractor and hitch on machinery via a remote control, rather than the usual labour-intensive method of lifting, moving and adjusting manually.

Through the UUSU Enterprise Centre Evander has received help and support from Mid Ulster Council, Invest NI, Innovate NI, Cookstown Enterprise Agency and Innovate NI. With big plans for the year ahead Evander will continue to avail of the Business one-to-ones from UUSU Enterprise Centre as he begins to build his company and get is product into production.

If you have an idea for a product or would like to get involved with an already existing start up get in touch with the University Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Manager, Chris Shannon at c.shannon@ulster.ac.uk

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