Entry Criteria and Application Process

Are you:

  • A UCD/NCAD academic researcher
  • A UCD/NCAD staff member
  • A UCD/NCAD postgraduate research student

Do you:

  • Have some technology that you think could be commercialised but are not sure where to start ?
  • Have an invention that solves a problem better than current solutions ?

Would you like to spend a short amount of time figuring out:

  • If your idea is feasible
  • How you might commercialise it
  • Whether commercialisation is something you are interested in doing more of

If so, then the new UCD Commercialisation Bootcamp is for you.

Projects applying for the programme will be screened by UCD’s Technology Transfer team and a maximum of 15 projects will take part on each programme.

Participants on the Spring 2018 programme will be required to commit to the time required to attend each of the five workshops which are scheduled to take place from 10am to 1pm on the following dates

  • 15 May
  • 22 May
  • 29 May

All workshops will take place at NovaUCD.

How to apply:

Participation on the UCD Commercialisation Bootcamp will be based on the entry criteria outlined above. It is advisable that applicants speak with relevant staff in UCD and NCAD (see below) to discuss your application in advance of submission.

Then complete the UCD Commercialisation Bootcamp Application Form, see link below, and forward it via email to the relevant individual indicated below.


Food, Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Dr Stacey Kelly, e: stacey.kelly@ucd.ie

Life Sciences

Dr Ena Walsh, e: ena.walsh@ucd.ie

Information and Communications Technologies

Simon Factor, e: simon.factor@ucd.ie 

Physical Sciences, Engineering

Dr Hugh Hayden, e: hugh.hayden@ucd.ie   


Dr Stephen Donoghue, e: stephen.donoghue@ucd.ie 


Dr Ciaran O’Beirne, e: ciaran.obeirne@ucd.ie


Derek McGarry, e: mcgarryd@ncad.ie

Key dates:

  • Application deadline 2 March.
  • Applicants will be notified by 5 March if they have been accepted on the Bootcamp
  • Bootcamp commences 6 March
  • Bootcamp ends 20 March.

UCD Commercialisation Bootcamp Form Final