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SPRINT Programme

Welcome to GatewayUCC

GatewayUCC is part of UCC Innovation and supports researcher led start-ups and spin-out companies that have created more than 450 jobs since 2012. In that time, Gateway UCC supported companies have raised over €50 million of public and private investment, supporting over 70 start-ups. These IP based companies have contributed more than €25 million a year in salaries to the local economy.

GatewayUCC News and Events

Dr Julie O’ Sullivan, APC Microbiome Ireland, Dr Siobhain O’ Mahony, APC Microbiome Ireland, Dr Brenda Long, UCC School of Chemistry, Environmental Research Institute & Tyndall National Institute and Dr Shivani Pathania, Teagasc are recipients of the SPRINT Accelerator Programme Awards 2023.
23 Mar 2023

Women entrepreneurs take top awards at UCC’s SPRINT Awards

Women researchers won all accolades at the 2023 GatewayUCC’s SPRINT Awards. The awards celebrate the commercialisation of research to address key health, social and environmental issues. GatewayUCC supports researcher-led start-up and spin-out companies.
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Dr Sally Cudmore, Director, UCC Innovation
11 Jan 2023

There’s a revolution in women’s healthcare happening in Cork - femtech

There’s a revolution in women’s healthcare happening in Cork - femtech Femtech is driving a revolution in women’s healthcare, writes AISLING MEATH, who talks to two leading figures in the field in Cork  
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11 Nov 2022

Entrepreneurial Clinics at GatewayUCC

GatewayUCC has recently introduced a series of Entrepreneurial Clinics at Western Gateway Building. Read on to learn more. 
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Clare Meskill, founder of Teleatherapy Ltd.
15 Jul 2022

Teleatherapy is thriving at GatewayUCC Incubation Hub

Teleatherapy Ltd is based in the GatewayUCC Incubation Hub. The company was founded in 2020 by Clare Meskill, a speech and language therapist,  UCC graduate and former UCC IGNITE participant. Teletheraphy is a Speech and Language therapist led software platform that is initially focussing on individuals with Parkinson’s disease. The platform and its app are designed to empower Parkinson's patients and to help them to engage with their speech therapy. The potential for Teletherapy is huge and there are exciting times ahead for the company. Learn more about Teleatherapy Ltd. from media links below.    
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Linda O'Higgins, Environmental Research Institute

As a research scientist immersed in the minute details of a niche subject, my perspective on the start-up environment was foggy, at best. Myriam's programme however, provided me with a clear roadmap for navigating the often rocky road to commercialisation.

Mark O'Sullivan, Neurobell

GatewayUCC’s SPRINT Accelerator Programme gave me the opportunity to build a solid foundation of the essentials needed to progress my research toward commercialisation. The seminars are led by industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs who offer a wealth of support and provide great opportunities to build a strong business network.

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