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An ambitious programme of research prioritisation coupled with an innovative academic recruitment strategy across ten indicative areas of strategic importance

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UCC Innovation Impact Report 2023

Highlighting the achievements of UCC researchers and entrepreneurs as they work to develop economic and societal impact from their expertise, research and creativity.

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Research & Innovation at UCC

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Technology Spotlight - Method for Conformally Doping Substrate-Released Silicon Nanowire Devices

A new methodology offering advantageous gas-phase doping for future gate-all-around devices, and alternative device architecture.

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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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Our Impact

€125m Research Income in 2022/23

Highest ever research generated income

44 spin-out companies created since 2008 based on UCC Intellectual Property

UCC have 20 European Research Council grant awardees, 10 of which were awarded since 2021 in Horizon Europe.

190 graduate founders working on 160 start-up ideas, the most successful of which now employ almost 370 staff

2,853 publication outputs in 2021

105,343 citations (2019-2021)

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Photo (L-R): Dr Tom O'Callaghan, Professor John Morrissey, Martin Heydon T.D., Professor Joe Kerry.
17 Jul 2024

UCC researcher to lead project on reducing food waste using new sustainable packaging materials

Professor Joe Kerry from the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences at University College Cork (UCC) will lead a new agri-food research project aimed at improving the shelf-life of dairy products using sustainable packaging solutions. The ‘Dairy-Zap’ project has received funding of €829,237 from the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine (DAFM) ‘Thematic Research Call’.
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17 Jul 2024

Playing Dungeons and Dragons can support mental health

New UCC study shows how playing Dungeons and Dragons can support players’ mental health. Escapism, creative expression and social support were identified among the key aspects uniquely linked to the immersive and imaginative nature of D&D gameplay. These findings highlight the transformative potential of D&D in therapeutic settings.
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Dr Paddy Crowley & Dr Con Murphy in the Mardyke in UCC. UCC GAA Club based at the Mardyke has won 42 Fitzgibbon Cups.
17 Jul 2024

Legends of Cork GAA preview the All-Ireland final

Two legends of Cork GAA met in the Mardyke in University College Cork (UCC) to preview the All-Ireland final between Cork and Clare.   
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Professor Pavel Baranov, Professor in Biomolecular Informatics in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at UCC.
12 Jul 2024

UCC researcher receives prestigious recognition in Molecular Biology

Professor Pavel (Pasha) Baranov, a world leading researcher in Biomolecular Informatics in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at University College Cork (UCC), has been elected to the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) for his outstanding research contributions to genetic decoding and mRNA (messenger RNA) translation.
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Research and Innovation

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