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Technology Spotlight: Bio-Therapeutic for Bovine Mastitis

A postbiotic formulation containing a heat-inactivated Lactococcus lactis strain for the treatment of chronic mastitis in dairy cows.

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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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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: 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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L-R Donal Daly, Founder and Executive Chairman at Future Planet; Deirdre Mortell, CEO Rethink Ireland; Dr Sally Cudmore, Director of UCC Innovation; Liz Shanahan, Entrepreneur, Chair, Non-Executive Director and Co-Founder of Kingdom Therapeutics; Ray Alcorn, CEO Exceedence Ltd.; Rick Livesey, Scientific Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Talisman Therapeutics
12 Feb 2024

UCC launches Entrepreneur in Residence programme

In line with the University’s strategic goal of developing an innovative culture and entrepreneurial campus, UCC’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) programme will support the University in promoting and encouraging entrepreneurial activity among UCC staff, students and graduates. UCC has developed and is nurturing an entrepreneurial ecosystem that aims to encourage, create and support fifty new ventures in the next two years.
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(L-R): Mícheál Collins, Spin-out Manager, UCC Innovation; Peter Finnegan, Head of New Ventures, Tyndall National Institute and Simon Factor, Head of New Ventures and Investments, NovaUCD.
08 Feb 2024

Second National Deep Tech Partner Opportunity Platform Focused on Creating Start-Up Teams

The second national deep tech partner opportunity platform (POP), took place recently in Cork to create top class start-up teams.  At this exclusive invite-only event, dubbed Ireland’s “Davos for Deep Tech”, Ireland’s State-funded deep tech research institutes pooled their top venture scientists to meet with Ireland’s most seasoned executives and entrepreneurs.  
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24 Jan 2024

Innovation in Action in UCC: Annie Madden, FenuHealth

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 entrepreneurs in UCC. The Quercus Talented Students’ Programme supports and promotes excellence in academia, sport, creative and performing arts, active citizenship, and innovation/entrepreneurship. Quercus 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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08 Jan 2024

UCC spins out new medtech start-up

NeuroBell has developed an AI-powered medical device to accurately detect seizures in newborns, which can reduce the risk of long-term brain injury. Seizures are the most common sign of brain injury, signalling the need for urgent treatment that can prevent further seizures and improve outcomes. The start-up has secured an investment of €2.1m to fund product development, clinical trials, and the creation of new jobs.
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