Consultancy Project of the Year

The Consultancy project of the Year Award recognises and celebrates UCC consultants who share their knowledge and expertise to help solve real-world problems and create social, cultural or economic impact. Judging criteria will be based on consultancy undertakings that have tangibly delivered on the key pillars set out in the UCC Strategic Plan including Impact & engagement, Research & Innovation, Teaching & Learning, Personal & Professional Development.

Nominations will be submitted by UCC Innovation staff as per the eligibility criteria.

Nomination Procedure

  • Nominations for this award category will be submitted by the UCC Innovation team based on achieved metrics.

Evaluation Criteria





  • Innovative or creative thinking.
  • Potential to make major technological progress and show a high degree of inventiveness.
  • Demonstration of technology application with strong commercial potential, rather than purely scientific or technological achievement.
  • Priorities are focussed on innovations that deliver commercial outcomes.
  • Active engagement with business and/or private investment to see research applied and taken to market.



  • Demonstrate achieved, or potential to achieve, economic, social or environmental impact of the innovation.
  • National and/or International recognition of excellence.

Judging Panel

Name Position / Company
Siobhan Jordan Teagasc
Sally Cudmore Director of Innovation, UCC
Michael Lucey Purdy Lucey
Conor O’Sullivan Atlantic Bridge


Previous Winners

Year Awardee College/School/Department/Centre
2022 Dr Marguerite Nyhan School of Engineering and Architecture
2021 Dr Karen Neville (COVID Response Team) Centre for Resilience and Business Continuity

Research Awards

Gradaim Taighde

Office of Vice President for Research & Innovation 4th Floor Block E, Food Science Building UCC