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UCC hosts annual Invention of the Year award

21 Nov 2016
PurdyLucey Intellectual Property Patent Agents continue to generously support this event

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



We will also be recognising the efforts of research teams and entrepreneurs to establish new companies based on the innovations of the consortium members.

We will also be announcing our 1st “Commercialisation Impact” award


Come and join us to celebrate these achievements by our research and innovation communities.


The UCC shortlisted inventions are (in no particular order!!)


"Ganesha - Remover of Obstacles in Financial Services Regulation" Bill Emerson, Tom Butler and Leona O'Brien, GRCTC


“Generating Electricity from Waste Heat” Devendraprakash Gautam and Kafil Razeeb Mahmood, Tyndall 


"Micro-fabricated Vibrating Mesh for Nebulizers With Monolithically Integrated Thin Film Piezoelectric Actuator" Nathan Jackson, Oskar Olszewski & Alan Mathewson, Tyndall


“Implantable Biomedical Microsystems” Donnacha O'Riordan, Ivan O'Connell & Gerry McGlinchey, MCCI


“Improving Bifidobacterium viability” Professor Douwe van Sinderen; Mary O’Connell-Motherway & Ann Callaghan APC Microbiome Institute


“Synthetic Fungal Biofilm Blockers for the Medical Device Coating Industry” Jerry Reen; Gerard McGlacken and Professor Fergal O’Gara, Biomerit Research Centre

UCC Innovation

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Room 2.44, Western Gateway Building, Western Road, Cork, Ireland