November 21, 2008
Dr Kevin O'Connor wins NovaUCD Start-up award


Two projects participating on this year’s NovaUCD Campus Company Development Programme, Flexitimers and Bioplastech, received runner-up awards and prizes of €3,000 and €2,000 respectively.

Bioplastech is commercialising a process which converts waste materials to a value-added, environmentally friendly (i.e. biodegradable) plastic. This plastic has numerous potential product applications in the packaging sector as well as in agriculture and biomedicines. Bioplastech is commercialising research which has been undertaken over the last number of years by Dr Kevin O’Connor and his team in UCD’s School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science.

Photo: Dr K. O'Connor with NovaUCD award

Dr Kevin O’Connor, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science
and founder of Bioplastech, runner-up award winner in the NovaUCD 2008 CCDP.

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