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UCC Innovation launches Impact Report for 2023

22 May 2024
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.

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.

Creating an innovation culture and entrepreneurial campus is a core objective of our institutional strategy ‘Securing our Future – UCC Strategic Plan 2023-2028’, and UCC Innovation is proud to reflect on a successful year. 2023 saw the delivery of new courses to introduce the concepts and lexicon of entrepreneurship to students and staff, such as the University-wide module on Entrepreneurial Mindshift for students in collaboration with CUBS, and a Digital Badge in Innovation and IP for researchers and engineers, in collaboration with SEFS. CUBS and UCC Innovation also developed activities focused on SDGs-driven entrepreneurship. UCC’s future innovation pipeline is strong, with a number of high-potential spin-out opportunities in development.

“We are delighted to launch UCC Innovation’s Impact Report for 2023. We are very thankful to the whole UCC ecosystem that has supported and nurtured innovative activity across campus, helping us achieve UCC’s strategic objective of creating an innovation culture and entrepreneurial campus. We are proud to reflect on a very successful year and look back on the impact created by our entrepreneurial community” said Dr Sally Cudmore, Director of UCC Innovation.

Read UCC Innovation’s Impact Report 2023 here: UCC Innovation Impact Report 2023

For more information, or to request a hard copy of UCC Innovation’s Impact Report for 2023, please email

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