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Technology Spotlight: Remote Monitoring Device for Parkinson's Patients at Home

A wearable system with 2 low power devices and bespoke algorithms to monitor the frequency & severity of Parkinson's Disease motor symptoms.

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

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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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Sean Griffin, CTO; Professor Geraldine Boylan, CSO; and Jason Mowles, CEO of CergenX
28 Nov 2023

UCC spin-out CergenX awarded €6.7 million funding for their 'CergenX Wave device'

A new technology to screen newborns for brain injury has been awarded €6.7million in funding from the Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund (DTIF). The major investment will support scientists and engineers to advance brain health monitoring for newborn babies. The Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research (INFANT) at University College Cork with UCC spin-out CergenX and Evervault were awarded €6.7million for the CergenX Wave Device, which will develop a novel platform to detect abnormal brain activity in infants soon after birth through an automated AI assessment.
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09 Nov 2023

Young Entrepreneurs Celebrated at IGNITE Awards & Showcase

Entrepreneurs gathered at The Hub in University College Cork for the IGNITE Awards & Showcase Autumn 2023 to present their start-ups and plans for growing their business ideas. The budding business leaders who spoke on the night were all participants on the IGNITE programme which takes place at UCC.
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Dr. Mark O' Sullivan, Co-founder & CEO of NeuroBell
20 Oct 2023

NeuroBell announced as winners of InterTradeIreland’s Seedcorn Munster Final

NeuroBell has been awarded the ‘Best Early Stage’ trophy in the InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Munster Regional Final, progressing to the national final in Dublin. The winners - Mavarick (Best New Start), and NeuroBell, (Best Early Stage) - were awarded €20,000 each and will advance to the All-Island final in Dublin on the 9th of November. The InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition is the largest business competition of its kind on the island of Ireland, Seedcorn has an overall prize fund of €300,000.
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18 Oct 2023

Innovation in Action in UCC: Earning Through Effective Learning

Throughout University College Cork, there is an ethos of creating an environment in which academic excellence can be combined with opportunities for personal development. The Quercus Talented Students’ Programme aims to do just this, by supporting and promoting 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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