Entrepreneurship Resources

Where Entrepreneurship and Innovation Thrive

Where Entrepreneurship and Innovation Thrive

University College Cork is recognised as a premier European university for research, innovation applied entrepreneurship and commercialisation. Our unique infrastructure and resources, which includes BlackStone LaunchPad, IGNITE and GATEWAY UCC, supports entrepreneurial activity at the coalface. Our expertise in research, innovation, teaching and learning has attracted top staff, students, alumni, researchers, policy makers and industry into UCC’s diverse community of entrepreneurs and innovators. It has also won us many accolades including the Sunday Times University of the Year for 2016 and 2017, and being ranked amongst the top 100 universities in Europe for innovation by Reuters.

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Blackstone LaunchPad

Blackstone LaunchPad

Blackstone LaunchPad is UCC’s new campus-based experiential entrepreneurship programme which is open to all students, alumni and staff. We support all forms of venture creation to enable the UCC community to transform their concepts to commercial reality for their benefit, Ireland’s benefit and the benefit of society as a whole. Let us help you transform your ideas into a reality

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College of Business and Law

College of Business and Law

The College of Business and Law incorporates Cork University Business School and the School of Law.  It delivers world class, research-led education in business and law, creating a stimulating, critical, creative, challenging and rewarding learning environment for students, industry and entrepreneurs alike. Work with us:

www.ucc.ie/en/buslaw/    www.cubsucc.com     www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/

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The Entrepreneur Ship

The Entrepreneur Ship

The Entrepreneur Ship, delivered by the IMERC partnership of University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology and the Irish Naval Service, is the world’s first dedicated maritime and energy innovation space for startups and international touch down companies.  Via the IMERC partnership, The Entrepreneur Ship provides access to world class mentorship, expertise and test bed infrastructure in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

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GATEWAY UCC

GATEWAY UCC

GATEWAY UCC’s 25 Unit Business Incubator provides a unique ecosystem and business supports to researchers and UCC IP based fledgling companies to start up, scale and succeed in business. Get in touch to find out more.

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Health Innovation Hub

Health Innovation Hub

The Health Innovation Hub Ireland, a partnership led by UCC, drives collaboration between the health system and enterprises leading to the development and commercialisation of new healthcare technologies, products, and services, emerging from within the health system and enterprise

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IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme

IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme

The IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme helps passionate young entrepreneurs to create sustainable, scalable businesses that add value by developing innovative products and services and creating jobs and investment opportunities. Based at UCC, the programme is open to recent graduates of any third level institution in any discipline. Could you be the next success story?

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Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation

Our leading research reputation has been widely recognised by numerous rankings including Reuters Top 100 Innovative Universities in Europe and Sunday Times University of the Year for 2016 and 2017.

UCC researchers now collaborate with over 700 of the world’s top Universities across 120 countries. A number of world leading research centres and academics are based at UCC. Our success can be attributed to a unique combination of world-leading researchers, internationally competitive research infrastructure, trans-disciplinary activity and extensive industrial partnerships. Find out more about working with UCC

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Technology Transfer Office

Technology Transfer Office

We have an established track record in commercialising research that adds value regionally and nationally, growing employment and supporting the enterprise sector to advance through partnership. 

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Tyndall National Institute

Tyndall National Institute

Tyndall National Institute supports new start-up companies and offers on site facilities for entrepreneurs and researchers creating a start-up that utilises Tyndall technology or services. Whether you are a Tyndall researcher with a start-up idea (Spin-out) or an external entrepreneur or researcher whose business will exploit Tyndall technology (Spin-in) Tyndall offers excellent incubation facilities. 

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