- 20 Mar 2017
SPRINT Accelerator 2 Programme kicked off on Monday 20th March with Enterprise Ireland support for 12 researcher led ventures working on commercialising IP from the University and creating businesses that will scale and grow.
SecuRetract, Skellig Surgical’s first commercial product, has been licensed by UCC. Designed to manipulate organs that obscure and limit the ability to perform keyhole surgery, SecuRetract is UCC’s latest foray into medtech. Through a new licensing agreement, it is now on the market.
GATEWAY UCC was delighted to play host to 13 International Entrepreneurs who are starting up businesses, all competing for Seed Funding from Enterprise Ireland under the EI Competitive Start Fund (CSF) aimed to support early stage start-ups.
EU Innovation Commissioner, Carlos Moedas officially opened University College Cork’s flagship innovation building, Western Gateway, in a ceremony which took place on November 4th.
GATEWAY UCC Open Day attracted a large number (30) of pre start up and business enquiries
GATEWAY UCC incubated, UCC Spin Out company Exceedence is featured in a number of media articles on 1-5 October including Irish Examiner; Evening Echo and Cork Independent and online media.
Following the Board Meeting, the Board were given a Presentation by Myriam Cronin, Manager GATEWAY UCC, followed by a tour of the GATEWAY UCC meeting with UCC Spin Out companies Atlantia Food Trials and Luxcel Biosciences Ltd before being introduced to the suite of UCC Programmes, Centres and Initiatives that engage with industry in the Region and Nationally. These included Technology Transfer; The Health Innovation Hub; Tyndall National Institute; IMERC; EU EXXCEL; Blackstone Charitable Foundation; Food Industry Training Unit and IGNITE.
Exceedence Ltd featured on the Cork Independent newspaper and Business World for the development of an innovative financial modelling and analytics software tool for the renewable energy sector.
GATEWAY UCC is involved in the setting up of the NOTwork Hub for Entrepreneurs with Gillian Keating and Ernest Cantillon . Notwork is a new social hub for entrepreneurs and business professionals.
Alimentary Health was spun out of UCC in 1999 on the back of strong intellectual property developed by a team of microbiologists who identified a bacterial strain with potential health benefits.
The demand for milk globally is expected to rise to 350 billion litres in 2020, and an Irish company based at GATEWAY UCC, the University Business Incubation Centre, is poised to capitalise on this market opportunity.
This delegation organised by the Chamber was primarily to create linkages and get a better understating how the European Commission works in terms of policy development, particularly with regard to innovation and entrepreneurship, and to give the EC feedback on the relevant areas of these policies and to learn about the funded programmes and EC supports available for SME’s
This delegation organised by the Chamber was primarily to create linkages and get a better understating how the European Commission works in terms of policy development, particularly with regard to innovation and entrepreneurship, and to give the EC feedback on the relevant areas of these policies and to learn about the funded programmes and EC supports available for SME’s.
GATEWAY UCC manager, Myriam Cronin, says “supporting job creation, innovation and entrepreneurship in the knowledge-based sector is a key remit” of the business centre. “We actively support start-ups and entrepreneurs, through our state-of-the-art, on-campus facilities, access to a world-class research environment, mentoring, business coaching and support services.” To date, Gateway-incubated companies support 140 jobs in 20 start-ups specialising in IT/ICT; food; education; health; energy; medical devices and pharma.
The full article can be downloaded here: Examiner Article 09/01/2015 (3,018kB)
During the visit the Minister met with a number of GATEWAY UCC High Potential Start-Up Spin-Out companies and discussed with them the challenges and issues which effect HPSU University Spin-Outs. Minister Nash was particularly interested in what supports could help accelerate the growth of Campus based Spin-Out companies.
Minister Nash, Deputy Ciaran Lynch with GATEWAY Manager Myriam Cronin, Prof Anita Maguire and a group of GATEWAY UCC High Potential Start Up Spin Out companies at GATEWAY UCC on the 6th of February.
Cork, 12 December 2014: Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence Simon Coveney, T.D. announced the creation of more than 80 new jobs in the marine energy sector for Cork Harbour today.
The US ocean energy company, Resolute Marine Limited, will create 80 new jobs over the next 5 years, as it establishes its European headquarters in Cork. Exceedence Ltd, a spin out from UCC’s Beaufort Research Centre, will create 5 new jobs in the marine renewable energy financial consultancy in 2015, while Resolve Marine, a global salvage company, will create up to 6 jobs in the next 12 months in its European headquarters located in Cork Harbour.
The GATEWAY UCC Business Innovation and Incubation Centre is a purpose
built 21 unit state-of-the-art Innovation Centre, jointly funded by UCC and
Enterprise Ireland, to support and accelerate the development of successful
knowledge-intensive enterprises, translating academic research into
commercially viable, technology-led companies.
Enterprise Ireland launched a call for applications to the Competitive Start Fund active in Manufacturing and Internationally traded services including the following sectors Internet, Games, Apps, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Lifesciences, Food, Consumer Products, Medical Devices and e-Health today Wednesday 4th June, 2014.
Last year the Irish Government launched a 'Trading Online' voucher scheme, and as of today it has been made available to small businesses in Cork.
Any business in Ireland or overseas that’s currently in operation is welcome to apply. However, from experience we know the type and size of company that can benefit most from our Accelerator programme. These are usually businesses that have been operating for typically for 18 to 30 months, have between two and eight employees and have a clearly identified customer group.
Yesterday, March 28, 2014, the Minister for Research and Innovation, Mr Seán Sherlock, T.D., announced a new €200,000 Enterprise Ireland fund to help entrepreneurs in Cork explore the feasibility of their start-up ideas.
A new probiotic bacterial strain and an industrial fault finder have won Invention of the Year awards in the areas of bioscience and ICT, respectively, at gatewayUCC in Cork...
SRL Research has announced a merger with Independent Sensory Services (ISS).
The partnership will strengthen SRL Research’s position in both Irish and international markets, and enable the company to drive efficiencies in costs and human resources...
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