UCD Commercialisation Bootcamp

‌The UCD Commercialisation Bootcamp is an exciting commercialisation support programme held at NovaUCD. This programme has been devised and is delivered by the innovation team of UCD Research and Innovation.

The objective of the Bootcamp is to help equip University College Dublin and National College of Art and Design academic researchers, staff and postgraduate research students with the knowledge, skills and understanding of the commercialisation process.

Watch our video outlining our commercialisation support programmes at UCD.

The programme assists participants to explore key elements required when applying for commercialisation funding.

The Bootcamp, runs twice a year, (Spring and Autumn), and aims to strengthen the pipeline of commercial opportunities arising from UCD and NCAD research programmes.

On completion of the Bootcamp participants will have developed a solid awareness of what it takes to build a commercialisation plan which covers the following areas:

  • Market problem/need
  • Proposed solution/technological innovation
  • Market opportunity and market validation
  • Commercial exploitation route(s)
  • Project team
  • Technology roadmap
  • Commercialisation work plan
  • Funding requirements and funding plan.

The UCD Commercialisation Bootcamp consists of five 3-hour workshops delivered over a 5-week period.

Participants on the programme work with a Commercialisation Canvas which is based on the Business Model Canvas, and incorporates Design Thinking and Lean Start-up techniques.

Programme workshops are practical and hands-on and project teams are mentored in-between workshops by UCD Technology Transfer Case Managers.

For further information please contact:

Caroline Gill
Innovation Education Manager
UCD Research and Innovation
t: +353 1 716 3715
e: caroline.gill@ucd.ie

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