Smart Protection

Vifkon Ltd. Unit 27, Shore Road, Jordanstown, BT37 0QB, UK.

Tel. +44 (0) 28 90 368302, Fax. +44 (0) 28 90 368726, email:

Project name and description

The Fire-Blast Protection System, presented by Vifkon Ltd has won the prize for the best invention in High Technology for Northern Ireland for the year 2012. The award was presented on the 27th of September 2012 at a packed VIP gala ceremony in the iconic Titanic Belfast building, next to Northern Ireland Science Park in the city’s Titanic Quarter. The award was presented by IBM to Professor Faris Ali, CEO of Vifkon Ltd. More than 20 companies from Northern Ireland and two Universities (Ulster University and Queens University) took part in the competition.


The 25k Awards is an annual competition designed to showcase the most innovative research and intellectual property from the publicly funded institutions in Northern Ireland. Over the course of six months, select teams are supported to develop comprehensive business plans to present to a panel of highly qualified and experienced judges.  In order to compete for a share of the £25,000 prize, teams are challenged to refine their business idea and incorporate key start-up strategies at an early stage. It is envisaged that all participants are given the tools to launch a successful start-up, while cultivating the market-disrupting potential of promising technologies in the Hi-tech, Bio-tech, Clean-tech, and Digital Media/Software sectors.


Award Wining Invention

25K award revised