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Local entrepreneur earns top award at The Open University Business School Awards 2018

Dr Clyde Hutchinson and Professor Fenton-O’Creevy

Dr Clyde Hutchinson, from Dublin, was highly commended in the Alumni of the Year category at The Open University Business School Awards 2018 annual awards ceremony in Milton Keynes last week.

Clyde is the leader of Propeller Shannon, an international aviation, aerospace and travel tech start-up programme. He was selected as one of the ‘Top 100 in Tech’ by the Business & Finance magazine earlier this year. Passionate about diversity, Clyde has been involved in the development of an International programme promoting entrepreneurship amongst women athletes.

Clyde is also the co-founder of Junction Therapeutics, a revolutionary new treatment for neurological conditions such as brain cancer and Alzheimer’s. He has served as the Innovation Lead for eHealth Ireland (part of the Irish Healthcare System), assisting healthcare staff to engage with innovators and technology through targeted introductions, showcases and events. Furthermore Clyde is an advisor to One HealthTech, a network that promotes women and people of diverse backgrounds in the Health Innovation space.

The annual Open University Business School Student and Alumni Awards celebrate the exceptional achievements of the School’s high-calibre students and alumni. The Awards commend the highest achieving students from the previous academic year, as well as alumni who have made an outstanding contribution to an organisation or to society, as voted for by their fellow alumni.

This year’s student winners were selected from thousands of candidates in dozens of countries. They were congratulated by Professor Mark Fenton-O’Creevy, Associate Dean for External Engagement, at The Open University’s Walton Hall campus.

Professor Fenton-O’Creevy said: “It’s a real privilege to meet so many of our talented students and alumni, and to celebrate their achievements and success. The winning students have all distinguished themselves as the highest achievers in their qualification and fields with a real determination to succeed. I wish all the winners my warmest congratulations on their achievements and every success in the future.”

John D’Arcy, Director of The Open University in Ireland added: “I am delighted with Clyde’s success at The Open University Business School Awards. He is a true leader and innovator.”

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