IERG AFDD tool wins UCC invention of the year 2013

27 Jun 2013
Dr Dominic O'Sullivan (IERG), Anthony Morrisey of Technology Transfer UCC and Ken Bruton (IERG)

The UCC ICT Invention of the Year award 2013 was presented to a team of researchers from Intelligent Efficiency Research Group (IERG) at UCC including Dr Dominic O’Sullivan & Ken Bruton. 

The air handling unit (AHU) fault finder software finds its application in large industrial facilities, where it will automatically identify faults in AHUs which can cost organisations significant time, money and resources to detect. 

Developed under the Enterprise Ireland-funded i2e2 Technology Centre, the energy savings identified in trial at five large multinational sites in Ireland ensures that this product will be commercialised quickly. 

The inventors are already in negotiations regarding licensing the technology, which has attracted interest from the US, and are currently in the process of setting up a spin-out company to commercialise this valuable product.