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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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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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08 Mar 2024

International Women’s Day 2024 - Inspiring Inclusion: Deirdre Mortell

As International Women’s Day 2024 comes to a close, we speak to CEO of Rethink Ireland and UCC Entrepreneur in Residence, Deirdre Mortell about how she Inspires Inclusion through her innovative endeavours. Rethink Ireland was created by the Irish Government, and launched by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny in 2016. Deirdre was involved in the social innovation charity from the offset, putting together the market opportunity and business plan, and raising funds to get it off the ground.  
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08 Mar 2024

International Women’s Day 2024 - Inspiring Inclusion: Shannen O’ Reilly

Today is International Women’s Day. The campaign theme 2024 is Inspire Inclusion, emphasising the importance of diversity and empowerment in all aspects of society. To mark International Women’s Day, UCC Innovation is showcasing three women within the UCC Innovation ecosystem, who Inspire Inclusion through their innovative endeavours. Shannen O’ Reilly is CEO and Co-Founder at TrustDish, and former IGNITE participant. Shannen grew up working in food retail in her family business. This inspired her love for business and wanting to pursue an undergraduate in Commerce.
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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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