NovaUCD Open Day (24 March 2009)

NovaUCD, the Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre at UCD is holding an Open Day on Tuesday March 24 as part of the 2009 Dun-Laoghaire-Rathdown Enterprise Week. This Enterprise Week features 4-days of activities (March 23 - March 26) taking place in various locations throughout the county of Dun-Laoghaire-Rathdown and has been designed to support the ambitions of aspiring entrepreneurs and the owners of small businesses.

The message from the organisers of the Enterprise Week, which includes NovaUCD, is that small businesses can 'still fly higher, even during an economic storm.'  

The aim of the NovaUCD Open Day is to give budding high-tech entrepreneurs an opportunity to drop into NovaUCD, to discover the unique services, supports and facilities available and to meet members of NovaUCD's successful community of entrepreneurs.

The guest speaker at the NovaUCD Open Day will be Sean Gallagher, co-founder and CEO, Smarthomes and a 'Dragon' on RTE's 'Dragons' Den' TV programme who will deliver a lunchtime NovaUCD 'Entrepreneurs Live!' seminar.

NovaUCD Open Day - Activities

 Events Time
Overview of NovaUCD
This session will present the history of NovaUCD and give an overview of NovaUCD's activites and services. 

10-10:30 am

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Tour of NovaUCD's Facilty  10:30-10:45am

Latest Start-ups Emerging from NovaUCD
Meet memebers of NovaUCD's community of entrepreneurs
Paul Groarke, co-founder, ASimil8
Alistair Thacker, co-founder, Evolution
Joy Redmond, co-founder, Flexitimers


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BiancaMed Technology Demonstration
At the core of BiancaMed's technology platform is a very sensitive motion sensor that detects heart rate and respiration - without having to touch a person - completely wirelessly. The sensor is ombined with BiancaMed's sophisicated health analysis software and provides solutions to monitor and help improve the wellness of sleep, health, respiration and fitness.


Light Lunch Available


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NovaUCD 'Entrepreneurs Live!' Seminar
Sean Gallagher, co-founder & CEO, Smarthomes and a Dragon on RTE's 'Dragons' Den' TV Programme


Room 0.23

Overview of NovaUCD
This session will present the history of NovaUCD and give an overview of NovaUCD's activites and services. 

2:15-2:45 pm

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Journey of a research entrepreneur - from the laboratory bench to the commercial world
Dr Brian Kelly, co-founder and CEO, Celtic Catalysts


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Support for new Enterprises at NovaUCD
This session will outline the various supports and activities available for knowledge-intensive start-up companies at NovaUCD. The role of the NovaUCD sponsors and other state agencies will also be discussed.

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Tour of NovaUCD's Facility  4pm
End of NovaUCD's Open Day 4:30pm

Contact: Please contact if you are planning to visit NovaUCD on the Open Day to attend any of the planned events. 

Location: The vehicular entrance to NovaUCD is located on Fosters Avenue, approximately 200m from the Stillorgan dual carriageway (N11).  The road from this gate leads directly towards NovaUCD. Car parking for visitors is on the right hand side of the road, before reaching NovaUCD.  The main entrance to the NovaUCD Reception is through the front door of the building as indicated in the map

Ten organisations, working collaboratively are jointly hosting the DLR Enterprise Week. These include the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Board, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Enterprise Ireland, FÁS, Bank of Ireland Business Banking, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Chamber, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, NovaUCD, the Southside Partnership and the Irish Internet Association.

NovaUCD Open Day Schedule (130 kbs)