UCC Innovation

UCC Innovation

UCC Innovation, part the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, is responsible for creating economic and societal impact from UCC research through the commercialisation of ideas and technologies and knowledge exchange.

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Available Technologies

Check out the technologies that are available for industry and entrepreneurs to bring to commercial use.

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If you are staff or a student looking to create a company, UCC Innovation has resources that can help.

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UCC Innovation

Welcome to the pages of UCC Innovation

Our aim is to capture the commercial potential that exist in the ideas, expertise and opportunities created by UCC research excellence. We are responsible for technology licensing, campus company establishment, UCC's patent portfolio management, the Gateway UCC incubation centre and Ignite, the Graduate Business Innovation Programme

UCC innovation is supported, in part, by funds from the Enterprise Ireland Technology Transfer Strenthening Initiative. As part of this funding UCC is delighted to have a working collaboration with Munster Technological University's Innovation & Enterprise Office in Cork and the Research Office in Tralee, Teagasc and the Agriculture and Food Development Authority to embed common technology transfer practises within the consortium of a international standard.

We are supported in this work by

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Our technology transfer process is ISO9001:2015 certified

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News and Events

Sarusha Pillay, Commercial Lead at pHetalSafe; Dr Alison O’ Shea, Co-Founder & Head of AI at Neurobell; & Dr Justina Ugwah, Commercial & Project Lead at CLISTEPROBE, who are among the four women founders to receive funding from Enterprise Ireland’s Commercialisation Fund Programme
13 Mar 2023

Four trailblazing start-up prospects secure €3.27m Enterprise Ireland funding

Four women founders awarded €3.27m from Enterprise Ireland. The MedTech start-up prospects are shaping the future of healthcare. Women-led start-ups are pushing the bar higher each year according to new report.
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Dr Susan Joyce,  Lecturer and Funded Investigator at College of SEFS UCC; Dr Gerard McGlacken, Vice-Dean of Research and Innovation at College of SEFS UCC; Dr Karen McCarthy, UCC Innovation Commercialisation Case Manager; and Dr Sally Cudmore, Director of Innovation at UCC
09 Mar 2023

UCC Innovation launches Ireland’s first digital badge in Innovation and Intellectual Property

UCC Innovation launches digital badge in Innovation and Intellectual Property (IP) – the first of its kind in Ireland. Pilot course geared towards postgraduate students, researchers and staff in the UCC College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. Course aims to empower and educate researchers to be more informed about the opportunities around University IP.
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03 Mar 2023

Science Foundation Ireland FINTECHNEXT Case Study

FINTECHNEXT is a multi-million euro, four-year collaborative research programme between University College Cork and Fexco, supported by Science Foundation Ireland. FINTECHNEXT’s objective is to undertake collaborative research focussed on technological innovation in financial services that will have a significant impact on the economy and society.
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13 Feb 2023

Yakult ‘Gut-Brain Guide’ developed by APC Microbiome

Yakult - an 85 year old company – is world famous for its probiotic drinks and its commitment to the science underpinning its product. In 2021, Yakult approached APC Microbiome Institute at UCC, seeking expert advice on content development for a new consumer guide on the gut-brain axis that it wished to produce. The team at APC Microbiome Institute sought the support of UCC Consulting to negotiate the contract and engaged with the company on a consultancy undertaking. The consultancy gave rise to a ‘Gut-Brain Guide’, which is published on the web page of the Yakult UK and Ireland website - (https://www.yakult.co.uk/gut-science/gut-brain-guide/. The guide provides consumer appropriate content to help people understand the relationship between microbes in the intestine and how that impacts on brain function. The APC Microbiome Institute is specifically mentioned in the guide as the content source.
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