UCD Engineering & Architecture Spin Out Activity

Research and Innovation undertaken in UCD College of Engineering & Architecture is commercialised where possible through licences and spin-out activities. To date 19 direct spin-out companies have been established and are listed below. Case studies on some our spin-out and spin-in companies can be found here.

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Academics: Dr. Ger Devlin, Dr. Kevin McDonnell & David Meagan

Belfield Technologies developed the HIDLightSaverTM which helps organisations to reduce their energy costs and associated carbon footprint for street light, floodlit arenas, motorways and retail outlets. Established in 2011 as a Direct Spin-Out from the UCD School of Biosystems & Food Engineering

Academics: Conor Heneghan

BiancaMed specialises in non-contact sleep monitoring equipment. It was recently acquired by the global healthcare equipment manufacturer ResMed. Established in 2003 as an InDirect Spin-Out from the UCD School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Academics: Debra Laefer, Linh Truong-Hong & Julie Clarke

Established in 2011 as a Direct Spin-Out from the UCD School of Civil Engineering

Academics: Sean Giblin

Cylon produces both hardware and software that allows the monitoring and control of energy provision, heating, air conditioning, lighting and many other services from central and remote locations. Established in 1985 as a Direct Spin-Out from the UCD School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Academics: Eamonn Ahearne, Diego Carou and Jinghang Liu

DuBrand protects medical device brands. DuBrand’s novel technology for applying a bar code provides anti-counterfeit protection and traceability for medical device parts, meeting stringent industry regulations.

DuBrand was founded in 2017 as a Direct Spin-Out from the UCD School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering.

Academics: Peter Clinch

EnvEcon Limited is an adaptable research and policy consultancy and a leading provider of government and business policy advisory services and decision-support systems focused on matters of economic and environmental policy and regulation. Established in 2007, a Direct Spin-Out from the UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy

Academics: Barbara Murphy & John Sheridan

Equilume developed the Equilume™ Light Mask which is an innovative new method of providing artificial light to horses. The automated device provides the optimum level of blue light to a single eye to successfully advance the breeding season. Established in 2012 a Direct Spin-Out from the UCD School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering & UCD School of Agriculture & Food

Academics: Ravi Thampi & Robert Dowdall

Insight Renewables Limited is involved in creating next generation renewable biomass based fuels. Established in 2015 as a Direct Spin-Out from the UCD School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering.

Academics :  Eoin O’Cearbhaill, Seamus Morris and Nicky Bertollo

Latch Medical is developing a patent protected wound closure device. This will speed up the time taken to close surgical wounds resulting in cost savings via reduced operating times. 

Latch Medical founded in 2017 as a spin out of UCD School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering and the UCD School of Medicine.

Academics: Paul Costigan and 2 other researchers from the Digital Signal Processing Research Group

Massana a communications chip company was acquired by Agere System in 2003 which was subsequently merged into LSI Corporation in 2007 which in turn was acquired by Avago Technologies in 2014.  Established in 1996 as a Direct Spin-Out from UCD School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Academics: Andrew Keane & Paul Manning

NovoGrid has developed an intelligent control system to enable wind farm owners reduce energy losses associated with the transfer of electricity to national grids thereby assisting them to improve energy efficiencies and to increase revenues.  Established in 2014 as a Direct Spin-Out from the UCD School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Academics: Eoin Casey & Eoin Syron

OxyMem Ltd. is a Cleantech company commercialising an innovative solution to reduce costs for wastewater treatment – the Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR). OxyMem is named in the 2015 Global Cleantech 100 list which recognizes the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology.  Established in 2013 as a direct Spin-Out from the UCD School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering

Academics: Michael Mescal of the UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy.

Founded in 2017, Saragossa Software is developing a next generation building energy analysis software system for architects, engineers and educators. The proprietary software combines 3D modelling, climate and physics simulation technologies with specific green building codes and certifications, in one system.

Academics: Seamus Timoney

Established nearly 50 Years ago as a Direct Spin-Out From the UCD School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Timoney Technology are world leading experts in Mobility Systems for heavy vehicles and specialist vehicle applications.

Academics: Dave Burke

Established in 2000 Voxpilot provides interactive telecommunication services to companies, operators, and service providers, a Direct Spin-Out from the UCD School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Voxpilot provides interactive telecommunication services to companies, operators, and service providers.

Established in 2007 as an InDirect Spin-Out from the UCD School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering