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UCC Innovation Impact Report 2023

Highlighting the achievements of UCC researchers and entrepreneurs as they work to develop economic and societal impact from their expertise, research and creativity.

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Technology Spotlight - Coded Access Optical Sensor (CAOS) Smart Camera

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Showcasing the companies that have emerged from UCC Innovation over the years, illustrating a diverse range of technologies across a wide variety of areas.

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Available Technologies

View our current portfolio of technologies that are available to license.

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Start-up Company: Telea

“There was quite a structure in IGNITE, that we learned how to develop our roadmaps and set ourselves small targets along the way, to hold ourselves accountable. I think that whole process of development and creating milestones definitely helped.”

- Clare Meskill, Founder & CEO - Telea

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Spin-out Company: Neurobell

“UCC has supported us through every step of the journey, from early stage accelerators as a PhD student through to navigating the VC landscape.”

- Dr Mark O' Sullivan, CEO & Co-Founder - Neurobell

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Spin-out Company: Exceedence

“UCC Innovation have continued to engage with us throughout our journey and have been open to hearing and learning from our lived experience as a University spinout. These learnings have often been taken on board by the UCC Innovation team, and we have continued to participate in their commercialisation support initiatives such as the SPRINT Accelerator program and the Digital Badge in IP and Innovation."

- Dr Ray Alcorn, CEO and Founder - Exceedence

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Spin-out Company: CergenX

“The licence negotiated with UCC Innovation gives us access to the world’s largest database of fully anonymised neonatal EEG recordings. This data bank is key to our algorithm development programme. We are using AI to identify infants that are most at risk of brain injury to allow hospitals refer these infants for further testing and treatment.”

- Jason Mowles, CEO - CergenX

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UCC Consulting: CTCHC Reports

“Having UCC Consulting on-board on these projects was very valuable as they undertook the contract negotiations with the client and streamlined the processes. This allowed me to focus more on the consultancy itself, ensuring that my MPlan students were availing of a rich learning experience while building strong relationships with the project stakeholders.”

- Jeanette Fitzsimons, Lecturer - UCC’s Centre for Planning Education & Research Centre

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10 Jul 2024

IGNITE Alumni - Trustap raises $5.5m in Series A funding

Conor Lyden, founder of Trustap, an escrow-style payment provider, has raised $5.5 million in capital to support product expansion as the company grows internationally. TX Ventures led the Series A round of fundraising, with co-investment by a number of new investors including SeedX, Partners Resolute and Aperture. 
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20 Jun 2024

Innovation in Action in UCC: Alex Goodison, Homeplan

As part of our Innovation in Action in UCC series, we have been speaking to the Quercus Innovation and Entrepreneurship scholars about their experience of entrepreneurship as a third level student and the supports available for budding student entrepreneurs in UCC. The Quercus Talented Students’ Programme supports and promotes excellence in academia, sport, creative and performing arts, active citizenship, and innovation/entrepreneurship. The Quercus programme awards up to three scholarships each year to students registered on an undergraduate/level 8 programme, who demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in the innovation and/or entrepreneurial space.
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19 Jun 2024

UCC Fulbright Irish Awardees Forge Links in the USA

An Intellectual Property Commercialisation Manager in UCC Innovation and a PhD student in Pharmaceutics are amongst the five University College Cork (UCC) scholars to receive prestigious Fulbright Awards for 2024-2025, to study and work in the U.S. From August 2024 to August 2025, the Fulbright UCC Scholars will attend leading U.S. institutions to research, study, teach, and collaborate with experts.
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30 May 2024

Excellence in research and innovation celebrated at UCC awards

One of the top 10 Food Scientists in the world, researchers in the area of dementia palliative care, and the team behind the development and delivery of bespoke in person Sexual Ethics and Respectful Relationships training to personnel of the Irish Defence Forces across the country, were among the awardees to have their contributions to research and innovation honoured at the 2023 University College Cork Research and Innovation Awards, held at Devere Hall on Wednesday, May 29th.
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UCC Innovation is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union through the ERDF Southern, Eastern & Midland Regional Programme    2021-27

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