History of the NovaUCD CCDP
The NovaUCD Campus Company Development Programme (CCDP), which commences each March has run annually since 1996. Since its inception 190 new ventures and 290 individuals have completed the Programme.
The aim of the CCDP is to assist academic and research entrepreneurs in the establishment and development of knowledge-intensive enterprises to commercialise the output of their research and innovative ideas. The Programme helps participants in defining and developing their innovative ideas and preparing a detailed business plan.
The CCDP 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.
Previous winners and participants on the Programme include; APC, BiancaMed, ChangingWorlds, Equinome, Logentries and RendezVu.