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  • Enterprise Ireland Issues Call for Commercialisation Fund Programme

    15 May 2020
    Enterprise Ireland Issues Call for Commercialisation Fund Programme

    The Call for Proposals for the Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund programme is now open.   This is a great programme to advance technolgy ideas that you may have towards commercialisation into useful products. 

    The aim of the EI Commercialisation Fund Programme is to improve the competitiveness of the Irish economy through the creation of technology based start-up companies and the transfer of innovations developed in Research Performing Organisations to Irish industry.

    The programme will fund the development of innovations at all stages of the commercial pipeline to the point where they can be commercialised as new products, services and companies.

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  • Learn more about how we can collaborate to deliver your innovation needs

    27 May 2019
    Learn more about how we can collaborate to deliver your innovation needs

    Join on on Wednesday 29 May to find out what supports we offer to assist companies develop and deliver their research and innovation strategy.

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  • UCC Spin-out shortlisted for Founder of The Year Awards 2019

    13 May 2019
    UCC Spin-out shortlisted for Founder of The Year Awards 2019

    Declan Soden has been nominated for the Enterprise Ireland Founder of the Year Awards 2019 for his startup Mirai Medical.

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  • €3m Fexco-UCC research collaboration launched today

    16 Apr 2019
    €3m Fexco-UCC research collaboration launched today

    A financial technology research collaboration between technology company Fexco, University College Cork and Science Foundation Ireland, has been launched today.  

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  • €1.8m seed funding to pulse life into medtech start-up

    29 Apr 2019
    €1.8m seed funding to pulse life into medtech start-up

    Established in 2015 as a spin-out of University College Cork, Mirai medical is using research carried out over 15 years at Cork Cancer Research Centre on the use of electricity to treat cancer.

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  • National IP Protocol aims to add ‘competitive edge’

    03 Apr 2019
    National IP Protocol aims to add ‘competitive edge’

    Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) kicked off its national roadshow to present the IP (intellectual property) Protocol 2019 to businesses and researchers around the country in UCC this week. It was also presented in Limerick, Galway and Dublin.

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  • Spin-out success: Interview with Andrea Doolan, CEO of Atlantia Food Clinical Trials

    24 Jan 2019
    Spin-out success: Interview with Andrea Doolan, CEO of Atlantia Food Clinical Trials

    Andrea Doolan, CEO of Atlantia Food Clinical Trials, charts the company’s journey from spin-out to stateside expansion

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  • UCC hosts Spin-out Roadshow in partnership with Cork Institute of Technology, Atlantic Bridge and Bank of Ireland

    03 Dec 2018
    UCC hosts Spin-out Roadshow in partnership with Cork Institute of Technology,  Atlantic Bridge and Bank of Ireland

    There was standing room only at the recent Spin-out roadshow hosted by UCC in partnership with CIT,  Atlantic Bridge and Bank of Ireland which saw entrepreneurs and researchers gather to hear about the funding supports available to Irish startup companies.

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  • Presenting Ireland's National IP Protocol 2019: Cork

    04 Mar 2019
    Presenting Ireland's National IP Protocol 2019: Cork

    THe new National IP Protocol 2019 will be launch by Knowledge Transfer Ireland at UCC on Monday 1 April.

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  • Opportunity for an entrepreneurial life scientist with APC Microbiome Institute at UCC

    11 Feb 2019
    Opportunity for an entrepreneurial life scientist with APC Microbiome Institute at UCC

    Do you want to play a key role in developing a business based on novel appetite modulators from research at University College Cork?

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  • Five UCC and Tyndall research projects win TIDA funding

    18 Feb 2019
    Five UCC and Tyndall research projects win TIDA funding

    Five research projects at UCC and Tyndall have been awarded funding through Science Foundation Ireland’s Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) programme to support their commercialisation for 12 months.

     

     
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  • Chicago base for UCC spin-out Atlantia Food Clinical Trials

    14 Mar 2019
    Chicago base for UCC spin-out Atlantia Food Clinical Trials

    An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, yesterday announced the opening of new offices for Atlantia Food Clinical Trials in Chicago.

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  • UCC spin-out company Exceedence Ltd is awarded €199,532 for R&D

    04 Feb 2019
    UCC spin-out company Exceedence Ltd is  awarded €199,532 for R&D

    Galway’s Marine Institute is backing twelve small enterprises driving new innovations in marine technology with €2.4 million in funding including UCC UCC spinout company Exceedence Ltd.

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  • We are hiring: Head of Consultancy Services, Office of Technology Transfer

    17 Dec 2018
    We are hiring: Head of Consultancy Services, Office of Technology Transfer

    UCC wishes to appoint to the role of Head of Consultancy Services. Reporting to the Director of Technology Transfer, the Head of Consultancy Services will have responsibility for the establishment and management of UCCs consultancy services. This post will support the growth of consultancy activity across the University, and deliver an excellent professional consultancy service for both academic and external customers. 

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  • Firm’s implant gets thumbs up at awards

    26 Nov 2018
    Firm’s implant gets thumbs up at awards

    The winner of this year’s InterTrade Ireland Seedcorn competition, NUIG/UCC spin-out company Loci Orthopaedics, is a medtech company with an ambitious agenda — to disrupt the €550m thumb joint surgery market.

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  • Seed Round Drives Global Expansion for Award Winning Internet of Things Technology Company

    21 Nov 2018
    Seed Round Drives Global Expansion for Award Winning Internet of Things Technology Company

    UCC start-up ApisProtect, an Irish agtech innovator using the Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor honey bee colonies, today announced the close of a €1.5 million seed round of financing led by top-tier international venture capital investors Finistere Ventures and Atlantic Bridge CapitalRadicle Growth, the Yield Lab and Enterprise Ireland also participated in the investment round. 

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  • New Tech Transfer Director to drive innovation and commercialisation agenda for UCC

    05 Nov 2018
    New Tech Transfer Director to drive innovation and commercialisation agenda for UCC

    Dr. Rich Ferrie has been appointed Director of the Office of Technology Transfer at University College Cork.

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  • WINNERS OF BRIDGE NETWORK INVENTION OF THE YEAR 2018 PRESENT SCIENTIFIC SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN OUR WORLD

    08 Oct 2018
    WINNERS OF BRIDGE NETWORK INVENTION OF THE YEAR 2018 PRESENT SCIENTIFIC SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN OUR WORLD

    Cancer Diagnostics, Skin Ageing, Battery Life, Music Technology and Neonatal Vaccine innovations scoop prestigious Invention of the Year awards held at UCC

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  • Cork firm’s new technology for cancer diagnostics

    26 Sep 2018
    Cork firm’s new technology for cancer diagnostics

    A Cork life sciences company is looking to commercialise its breakthrough cell detection technology that could revolutionise cancer diagnostics and other research.

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  • Inventors feeling good vibrations as projects gain commercial pace

    14 Sep 2018
    Inventors feeling good vibrations as projects gain commercial pace

    WHEN Capitol Records releases a new remix of the classic Beach Boys hit ‘Good Vibrations’ in the coming months, AudioSourceRE will be credited with the software that brought the original mono tracks into stereo.

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  • Women to the fore in UCC’s Office of Technology Transfer

    17 Sep 2018
    Women to the fore in UCC’s Office of Technology Transfer

    There is something very special happening at the Office of Technology Transfer in UCC — it’s not just the world-class tech innovation and research, but also the volume of women involved in carrying it out.

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  • 2018 Invention of the Year Awards Finalists

    27 Aug 2018
    2018 Invention of the Year Awards Finalists

    Shortlist announced for 2018 Invention of the Year Awards by Bridge Network 

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  • Collaborative response by Bridge Network to HEA Intellectual Property Management Review

    07 Aug 2018
    Collaborative response by Bridge Network to HEA Intellectual Property Management Review

    The Bridge Network is actively responding to the Review of Intellectual Property Management and Conflicts of Interest Policies published in February this year by the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

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  • UCC continues strong spin-out and start-up performance

    21 Jun 2018
    UCC continues strong spin-out and start-up performance

    Publication of the Annual Knowledge Transfer Survey 2017 by Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) reports strong performance for University College Cork in research collaborations, business engagement and commercialisation activity.

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  • Bridge Network News Update

    31 May 2018
    Bridge Network News Update

    Bridge Network News Update Spring 2018

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  • Bridge Network Launch New Website

    02 May 2018
    Bridge Network Launch New Website

    The technology transfer consortium Bridge Network is pleased to announce the launch of its new, mobile-friendly website:

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  • UCC is hiring a Director of Technology Transfer

    17 Jan 2018
    UCC is hiring a Director of Technology Transfer

    University College Cork is seeking an experienced leader for our Office of Technology Transfer who is entrepreneurial, flexible, responsive, and can demonstrate effective management and deal-execution skills.

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  • Bridge Network Invention of the Year Awards hosted by UCC

    16 Nov 2017
    Bridge Network Invention of the Year Awards hosted by UCC

    UCC hosted the Bridge Network Invention of the Year Awards sponosred by Purdy Lucey Intellectual Property. 5 awards given out in Life Sciences and ICT/Physical Sceinces Categories

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  • Save the Date! 14th Nov 2017 - UCC hosting Bridge Network Invention of the Year Awards

    06 Nov 2017
    Save the Date! 14th Nov 2017 - UCC hosting Bridge Network Invention of the Year Awards

    It’s time to announce the winners!  UCC is hosting the Bridge Network Invention of the Year awards in UCC on Tuesday, 14th November at 4pm in the Western Gateway Building.  This is the 10th Anniversary of the event. 

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  • New Director of Technology Transfer

    25 Oct 2017
    New Director of Technology Transfer

    smaller shot 3Derek Waddell has been appointed as UCCs Interim Director of Technology Transfer.

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  • Anthony Morrissey wins University Staff Recognition Impact award

    23 Oct 2017
    Anthony Morrissey wins University Staff Recognition Impact award

    Anthony Morrissey, Commercialisation Case Manager for the ICT, Physical Sciences and Engineering, received a UCC Staff Recognition Award in the "Impact" Category.  It is a great accolade for Anthony, deservedly recognsing the impact he has had on our relationships with external company partners, the success of our applications for funding and transferring our technology to industry

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  • LOCI Therapeutics, a new spinout company is launched from collaboration with NUIG,

    25 Oct 2017
    LOCI Therapeutics, a new spinout company is launched from collaboration with NUIG,

     The technology arises from a UCC hosted “BioInnovate” programme and is established in collaboration with NUIG.

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  • New US Patents Granted to UCC

    26 Oct 2017
    New US Patents Granted to UCC

    We are delighted that two new UCC patents have been granted recently by the USPTO

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  • UCC ranked in the top 100 in Reuters Ranking of innovative universities 2017.

    04 May 2017
    UCC ranked in the top 100 in Reuters Ranking of innovative universities 2017.

    Great news for everyone involved in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in UCC. 

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  • Imagine Having Tens of Thousands of People Support Your Start-Up

    02 May 2017
    Imagine Having Tens of Thousands of People Support Your Start-Up

    Eamon Curtin, Director - IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme at UCC has published a very interesting article on LinkedIn on the scaling of your network.

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  • Wavepower Technologies Opens R&D Centre In Cork Creating 10 New Jobs

    24 Mar 2017
    Wavepower Technologies Opens R&D Centre In Cork Creating 10 New Jobs


    UK Company, Wavepower Technologies, opens new office at The Entrepreneur Ship (MaREI) Cork.

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  • New US Patents Granted to UCC

    24 Apr 2017
    New US Patents Granted to UCC

    We are delighted that two new UCC patents have been granted in the last month by the USPTO

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  • UCC Technology Transfer launches its Newsletter.

    04 Apr 2017
    UCC Technology Transfer launches its Newsletter.

    Our newsletter, called Technology Transfer@UCC, is launched this week.

    With this, we aim to give you a sense of some of the important things happening in UCC technology transfer.

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  • UCC awards its first Commercialization Impact Award to the team behind Oculus Ireland technology

    05 Dec 2016
    UCC awards its first Commercialization Impact Award to the team behind Oculus Ireland technology

    UCC awards its first Commercialization Impact Award to the team behind Oculus Ireland technology. 

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  • UCC led Technology Transfer consortium present its annual Invention of the Year Awards

    05 Dec 2016
    UCC led Technology Transfer consortium present its annual Invention of the Year Awards

    UCC celebrated the current and future successful innovations at its Annual showcase event, the Commercialisation Awards, last week.  The 7th Annual PurdyLucey Invention of the Year awards were hosted by UCC in the Western Gateway building.  This year for the first time, we were joined by both our technology transfer network partners, Teagasc and Cork Institute of Technology, who also provided awards through this competition to celebrate their respective research communities.

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  • Skellig Surgical Wins the CorkBIC Global Investor Challenge

    01 Dec 2016
    Skellig Surgical Wins the CorkBIC Global Investor Challenge

    This week UCC based entrepreneur Conor O'Shea won the Cork BIC Investor Challenge.  Conor is CEO of the company, Skellig Surgical Limited, a medical device company based in the UCC Gateway Incubation Centre and part of the Gateway Sprint programme.  The company will initially focus on the production of a minimally invasive small bowel retractor to help gastrointestinal surgeons.

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  • UCC hosts annual Invention of the Year award

    21 Nov 2016
    UCC hosts annual Invention of the Year award

    UCC’s Office of Technology Transfer will be hosting the PurdyLucey Invention of the Year award presentations on Tuesday November 22nd in the Western Gateway Building Restaurant at 4pm

    This event, sponsored by the PurdyLucey Intellectual Property, recognises the most innovative inventions for the Technology Transfer Consortium of

    • University College Cork,
    • Teagasc, Agriculture and Food Development Authority and
    • Cork Institute of Technology

     

     

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  • UCC Technology Transfer Office wins at national Knowledge Transfer awards ceremony

    24 Jun 2016
    UCC Technology Transfer Office wins at national Knowledge Transfer awards ceremony

    UCCs Office of Technology Transfer had a very good night at the annual Knowledge Transfer Impact Awards (23rd June) at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin winning two of the seven national awards on the night.

    annual Knowledge Transfer Impact Awards (23rd June) at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin - See more at: http://www.knowledgetransferireland.com/News/KTI-Impact-awards-celebrate-research-and-won two awards last night at the Annual Knowledge Transfer Impact Awards.
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  • UCC is in top 100 on ‘innovative’ university list

    15 Jun 2016
    UCC is in top 100 on ‘innovative’ university list

    Reuters’ first-ever ranking of Europe’s top 100 “innovative” universities includes University College Cork.  Read the article in the Irish Examiner here

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  • UCC congratulated by KTI Director, Dr Alison Campbell, for achieving international accreditation

    20 Apr 2016
    UCC congratulated by KTI Director, Dr Alison Campbell, for achieving international accreditation

    While visiting UCC this week, Alison Campbell, Director of Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI), took the opportunity to recognise the receipt of professional accreditations by the technology transfer staff in UCC and CIT.  Both institutions are part of the KTI funded UCT Technology Transfer consortium, led by UCC.  

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  • IndiBio Accelerator Demo day in Cork Gaol

    13 Aug 2015
    IndiBio Accelerator Demo day in Cork Gaol

    Indie.Bio is a startup accelerator which focuses on entrepreneurs building technologies in or around the field of Biotech. It offers seed funding, lab space as well as mentorship to help take an idea to a product.  

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  • UCC research in the New York Times

    03 Jul 2015
    UCC research in the New York Times

    Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood?

     

    Last week (23rd June 2015) the New York Times magazine addressed this question.  UCC's Professor John Cryan was one of three scientists interviewed for the article which notes that "a team of researchers at University College Cork, in Ireland, and McMaster University, in Ontario, published a study [in 2011] in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science that has become one of the best-known experiments linking bacteria in the gut to the brain."

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  • Enterprise Ireland Commercialization Fund call for applications

    28 May 2015
    Enterprise Ireland Commercialization Fund call for applications

    Enterprise Ireland have announced a second call for applications for 2015. It will close at 5pm on July 17th.

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  • UCC spinout Alimentary Health Ltd wins US Ireland Research Innovation Award

    27 May 2015
    UCC spinout Alimentary Health Ltd wins US Ireland Research Innovation Award

    Congratulations to UCC spinout campus company Alimentary Health Ltd for winning the SME award at the 2015 US Ireland Research Innovation Awards at the American Chamber of Commerce annual dinner. 

    Alimentary Health was spun out of UCC in 2001.  Based in Cork, the company focuses on the  discovery, development and commercialisation of proprietary bacterial and pharmabiotic treatments.

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  • UCC shortlisted in two categories in Annual Knowledge Transfer Ireland awards

    19 Mar 2015
    UCC shortlisted in two categories in Annual Knowledge Transfer Ireland awards

    This year UCC teams has been shortlisted in two Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Impact Award catagories.  The awards which will be presented on March 25th in Dublin by Damien English TD, Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation. 

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  • Gateway Incubation Manager Interview

    19 Jan 2015
    Gateway Incubation Manager Interview

    The Gateway Incubation Centre Manager, Myriam Cronin was interviewed by The Irish Examiner recently to discuss the role of the Gateway Incubation Centre and the job of the Incubation Manager.  The article talks job creation, innovation and entrepreneurship with the Irish Examiner and how the initiative contributes heavily to the lifeblood of our economy.

    Click here to read the full article

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  • OTT & Tyndall helps GRASP launch out of the starting blocks

    31 Oct 2014
    OTT & Tyndall helps GRASP launch out of the starting blocks

    Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English T.D., has launched a high-tech spinout, GRASP Wearable Technologies. Its first market-ready offering will measure running biomechanics.

    Using sophisticated algorithms, GRASP will be able to provide an instantaneous three dimensional profile about a user’s stride length, vertical lift and impact. This information can be used to draw informed conclusions about a user's performance and efficiency, and can be applied to improving an athlete’s running technique and helping avoid injury, to analysing real-time player and team position and movement patterns in team sports.

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