Technology Transfer

Welcome to the pages of the UCC Office of Technology Transfer.

Our aim is help capture the commercial potential that exist in the ideas, expertise and opportunities created by UCC research excellence

Use the links above or the navigation prompts on the left to find UCC technologies, our contacts details, policies and other related matters.

The Office is responsible for Technology Transfer, Patent portfolio management, campus company establishment, the Gateway company incubation and Ignite, the Graduate Business Innovation Programme

The Office of Technology Transfer is UCC is supported in part by funds from the Enterprise Ireland Technology Transfer Strenthening Initiative.  As part of this funding UCC is delighted to have a working collaboration with Cork Institute of Technology's Industrial Liaison Office and the Technology Transfer Office for Teagasc,  Agriculture and Food Development Authority to embed common technology transfer practises within the consortium of a international standard. We are supported in this work by Knowledge Transfer Ireland

Enterprise Ireland Commercialization Fund call for applications

Enterprise Ireland Commercialization Fund call for applications

  • 28 May 2015

Enterprise Ireland have announced a second call for applications for 2015. It will close at 5pm on July 17th.

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UCC spinout Alimentary Health Ltd wins US Ireland Research Innovation Award

UCC spinout Alimentary Health Ltd wins US Ireland Research Innovation Award

  • 27 May 2015

Congratulations to UCC spinout campus company Alimentary Health Ltd for winning the SME award at the 2015 US Ireland Research Innovation Awards at the American Chamber of Commerce annual dinner. 

Alimentary Health was spun out of UCC in 2001.  Based in Cork, the company focuses on the  discovery, development and commercialisation of proprietary bacterial and pharmabiotic treatments.

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UCC shortlisted in two categories in Annual Knowledge Transfer Ireland awards

UCC shortlisted in two categories in Annual Knowledge Transfer Ireland awards

  • 19 Mar 2015

This year UCC teams has been shortlisted in two Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Impact Award catagories.  The awards which will be presented on March 25th in Dublin by Damien English TD, Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation. 

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Gateway Incubation Manager Interview

Gateway Incubation Manager Interview

  • 19 Jan 2015

The Gateway Incubation Centre Manager, Myriam Cronin was interviewed by The Irish Examiner recently to discuss the role of the Gateway Incubation Centre and the job of the Incubation Manager.  The article talks job creation, innovation and entrepreneurship with the Irish Examiner and how the initiative contributes heavily to the lifeblood of our economy.

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OTT & Tyndall helps GRASP launch out of the starting blocks

OTT & Tyndall helps GRASP launch out of the starting blocks

  • 31 Oct 2014

Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English T.D., has launched a high-tech spinout, GRASP Wearable Technologies. Its first market-ready offering will measure running biomechanics.

Using sophisticated algorithms, GRASP will be able to provide an instantaneous three dimensional profile about a user’s stride length, vertical lift and impact. This information can be used to draw informed conclusions about a user's performance and efficiency, and can be applied to improving an athlete’s running technique and helping avoid injury, to analysing real-time player and team position and movement patterns in team sports.

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