- 24 Apr 2017
We are delighted that two new UCC patents have been granted in the last month by the USPTO
UK Company, Wavepower Technologies, opens new office at The Entrepreneur Ship (MaREI) Cork.
UCC awards its first Commercialization Impact Award to the team behind Oculus Ireland technology.
UCC celebrated the current and future successful innovations at its Annual showcase event, the Commercialisation Awards, last week. The 7th Annual PurdyLucey Invention of the Year awards were hosted by UCC in the Western Gateway building. This year for the first time, we were joined by both our technology transfer network partners, Teagasc and Cork Institute of Technology, who also provided awards through this competition to celebrate their respective research communities.
This week UCC based entrepreneur Conor O'Shea won the Cork BIC Investor Challenge. Conor is CEO of the company, Skellig Surgical Limited, a medical device company based in the UCC Gateway Incubation Centre and part of the Gateway Sprint programme. The company will initially focus on the production of a minimally invasive small bowel retractor to help gastrointestinal surgeons.
UCC’s Office of Technology Transfer will be hosting the PurdyLucey Invention of the Year award presentations on Tuesday November 22nd in the Western Gateway Building Restaurant at 4pm.
This event, sponsored by the PurdyLucey Intellectual Property, recognises the most innovative inventions for the Technology Transfer Consortium of
UCCs Office of Technology Transfer had a very good night at the annual Knowledge Transfer Impact Awards (23rd June) at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin winning two of the seven national awards on the night.
While visiting UCC this week, Alison Campbell, Director of Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI), took the opportunity to recognise the receipt of professional accreditations by the technology transfer staff in UCC and CIT. Both institutions are part of the KTI funded UCT Technology Transfer consortium, led by UCC.
Last week (23rd June 2015) the New York Times magazine addressed this question. UCC's Professor John Cryan was one of three scientists interviewed for the article which notes that "a team of researchers at University College Cork, in Ireland, and McMaster University, in Ontario, published a study [in 2011] in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science that has become one of the best-known experiments linking bacteria in the gut to the brain."
Enterprise Ireland have announced a second call for applications for 2015. It will close at 5pm on July 17th.
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.
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.
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.
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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