VentureLaunch - Entry Criteria and Application Process

A maximum of six projects will take part on the 2013 programme. Projects will be screened by UCD’s Technology Transfer team and those deemed eligible for the 2013 programme will be chosen by the VentureLaunch Programme Board.

Interested participants should complete an expression of interest form which can then be forwarded to the relevant UCD Technology Transfer Case Manager. It is advisable that you speak with the relevant UCD Technology Transfer Case Manager to discuss your application in advance of submission.

Information and Communications Technologies: Peter Conlon, e:

Physical Sciences and Engineering: Dr François Pichot, e:

Life Sciences: Dr Ena Walsh, e:

Expressions of interest forms must be submitted by 14 June. Projects will be notified on the outcome of their application in late June.

The following factors will be used to assess eligibility:

Team: Requirement for a credible team made with a commercial advisor (If a commercial advisor is not currently involved we can assist in identifying an appropriate individual for the duration of the programme).

Market: Requirement for evidence and first hand engagement of a scalable market opportunity which can be accessed to support the development of a robust new business venture.

IP: Requirement for tangible IP with a clearly defined technology roadmap with appropriate IP strategy and freedom to operate.

Credible funding plan: Requirement for technology funding through to launch of a new business venture within one year.

VentureLaunch 2013 Expression of Interest Form