About UCC Prime

The Project Research and Innovation Management Enterprise (PrimeUCC) is a project management service for UCC. It is a business unit in the UCC Academy Ltd which is a wholly owned subsidiary of UCC.

The objective of the business is to support the UCC research community in exploiting new research funding opportunities by reducing the administrative burden associated with managing complex and multi-partner research proposals and projects. PrimeUCC is initially focused on Horizon 2020 – the latest EU framework programme for research and innovation worth €80 billion.


PrimeUCC can:

Help you to develop your funding proposal.

Manage your H2020/multi-partner project.  

Find suitable partners for you project.

Assist you with the implementation and budget preparation sections of proposals.

Complete any administrative forms.


Contact us today to see how we can help you.

Our Key Objectives and Mission

PrimeUCC aims to support the UCC research community in exploiting, and in particular coordinating, new funding opportunities by reducing the administrative burden associated with managing complex research proposals and projects. In addition, PrimeUCC has been set up to support the goals of UCC’s Strategic Plan for Research and Innovation (2013-2017) to increase both annual research income and annual non-exchequer research funding.

The vision for PrimeUCC is to be the preferred project management service used by UCC researchers to manage their research contracts. In order to achieve this vision, the mission of PrimeUCC is to strategically collaborate with dedicated university support services to provide a range of project management services to UCC researchers enabling the comprehensive management of research contracts, from proposal through to project completion, to funding body and university requirements.

Competitive Benefits

Cost Effective – Prime is in a VAT group with UCC.

Experienced – Prime has worked with over 20 researchers over four colleges.

Talented – Prime has successfully secured Horizon 2020 funding on numerous occasions.

Local – Prime is UCC based and is familiar with the university infrastructure.

Personable – Prime meets clients face-to-face when needed.

Diversity – Prime staff have varied backgrounds academically, professionally, and linguistically. This collective knowledge pool is on offer to clients.  

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