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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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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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Start-up Company: Trustap

“The Trustap journey began in UCC and without the structure and supports available through UCC Innovation and the IGNITE program in particular, it wouldn’t have been possible to get to where we are today.”

- Conor Lyden, Founder & CEO - Trustap

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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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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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Professor John Cryan, Vice President for Research and Innovation, UCC and Dr Sally Cudmore, Director of UCC Innovation at the launch of UCC Innovation's Impact Report for 2023. Photo credit: Rubén Tapia, UCC AVMS.
22 May 2024

UCC Innovation launches Impact Report for 2023

2023 was a busy year of innovative and entrepreneurial activity across the UCC campus, with 4 spin-outs created, 29 start-ups supported, 39 consulting contracts with businesses and 65 participants completing either the SPRINT accelerator or IGNITE incubation programmes. UCC Innovation’s Impact Report 2023 highlights the achievements of UCC researchers as they work to develop economic and societal impact from their expertise, research and creativity.
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18 Apr 2024

UCC IGNITE Awards celebrate business ideas from budding entrepreneurs

Innovation, sustainability and social impact are at the heart of start-up ideas presented at the IGNITE Awards & Showcase in the Hub, University College Cork on April 17th. The start-ups are working on innovative new products and services in the areas of water conservation, waste and the circular economy, mental health and wellbeing and recruitment and productivity.
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02 Apr 2024

UCC Launches First Ever Innovation Week

UCC's first ever Innovation Week will take place from April 15th - 19th 2024. The aim of Innovation Week is to showcase some of the excellent innovations from across the UCC ecosystem, and to encourage UCC students, graduates, and researchers alike to think about the different ways that their ideas and research can be transformed to create economic and societal impact.
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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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