NovaUCD 2008 Campus Company Development Programme – Seeking Applications

NovaUCD is currently seeking applications for the NovaUCD 2008 Campus Company Development Programme (CCDP) which commences in April. The aim of the CCDP, which has run annually since 1996, is to assist academic and research entrepreneurs in the establishment and development of knowledge-intensive enterprises to commercialise the output of their research and other innovative ideas.

The Programme is a nine-month, part-time enterprise support initiative designed to suit the timetable of busy researchers and academics. It comprises a mix of practical training and consultancy support including 12 half-day workshops, one-to-one advice and consultancy meetings, and a series of networking events. On completion of the Programme participants will have developed a business plan along with a strategy for its implementation.

The CCDP culminates in an awards evening, held each November during which each project which has completed the Programme is presented with a Certificate and an external judging panel declares an overall winner.

Previous CCDP award winners and participants include BiancaMed, Celtic Catalysts, ChangingWorlds, Lightwave Technologies and last year’s CCDP Award winner AP EnvEcon.

Further information about the NovaUCD Campus Company Development Programme, including an application form can be accessed via or by contacting Ciara Leonard, Project Manager, Enterprise Development, t: 716 3714, e: