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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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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)

Latest News

20 Jun 2024

Innovation in Action in UCC: Alex Goodison, Homeplan

As part of our Innovation in Action in UCC series, we have been speaking to the Quercus Innovation and Entrepreneurship scholars about their experience of entrepreneurship as a third level student and the supports available for budding student entrepreneurs in UCC. The Quercus Talented Students’ Programme supports and promotes excellence in academia, sport, creative and performing arts, active citizenship, and innovation/entrepreneurship. The Quercus programme 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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19 Jun 2024

UCC Fulbright Irish Awardees Forge Links in the USA

An Intellectual Property Commercialisation Manager in UCC Innovation and a PhD student in Pharmaceutics are amongst the five University College Cork (UCC) scholars to receive prestigious Fulbright Awards for 2024-2025, to study and work in the U.S. From August 2024 to August 2025, the Fulbright UCC Scholars will attend leading U.S. institutions to research, study, teach, and collaborate with experts.
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Photo (L-R): Jack Murray, Édith de Faoite, Professor Sarah Culloty (Fulbright Board Member and Head of the College of SEFS at UCC), Róisín Ní Bhroin, Dr Karen McCarthy, Luke O'Donoghue. Image credit: Robbie Reynolds.
19 Jun 2024

UCC Fulbright Irish Awardees Forge Links in the USA

An Intellectual Property Commercialisation Manager in UCC Innovation and a PhD student in Pharmaceutics are amongst the five University College Cork (UCC) scholars to receive prestigious Fulbright Awards for 2024-2025, to study and work in the U.S.
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Photo (L-R): Professor Alan O’Riordan, Dr Han Shao, and Tarun Narayan, the team in Tyndall National Institute that have developed the soil sensor.
18 Jun 2024

Groundbreaking Soil Sensor Saves Money for Farmers and Reduces Environmental Impact

Researchers at Tyndall National Institute, based at University Cork (UCC), have developed a groundbreaking sensor that will allow farmers to reduce their use of chemical fertilisers.
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Research and Innovation

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