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The Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre

An Lárionad Nuála agus Aistrithe Teicneolaíochta

NovaUCD 2009 CCDP Participants

The new ventures participating on the NovaUCD 2009 CCDP are:

Agri-Time is developing real-time, practical management support tools, delivered over the internet on mobile phones and computers, to assist farmers in running and managing their farms. 

Promoters: Professor Nick Holden, Agnieszka Piwowarczyk and Marian Hennessy, UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine.

Anura Therapeutics is developing a novel process for the identification of potent bioactive peptides for drug discovery.

Promoter: Professor Stephen Pennington, UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science.

BedrockMaths is developing a suite of multi-media, web-based interactive assessment, teaching and learning support systems to assist students who have difficulties in learning mathematics.

Promoters: Máirín Barry and Dr Ruichao Wang, UCD School of Education.

Bettie is developing a communications device designed specifically for the aging population which allows people to keep up-to-date and in touch with friends and family.

Promoters: Ben Arent and Zoran Skrba, UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics.

BoFinn Diagnostics will provide a bulk tank milk testing service to the dairy industry for the rapid and inexpensive diagnosis of infectious diseases.

Promoter: Dr Mary Sekiya, UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine.

Cernam is a specialist digital investigations company developing unique software products in the area of online investigations.

Promoter: Owen O’Connor, NovaUCD client company.

Equinome is developing genetic tests to optimise decision-making in the breeding and racing of thoroughbred horses.

Promoter: Dr Emmeline Hill, UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine.

GliúMara is utilising biomimetic technology to produce adhesives that provide strong, rapid and biocompatible adhesion to wet surfaces for biomedical applications.

Promoters: Dr Anika Mostaert and Professor Suzi Jarvis, UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science and UCD School of Physics.

Insite Analytics is developing automated, real-time analytics software to improve the performance of retail units in retail locations such as large shopping centres and department stores, by analysing shopper movements and behaviour.

Promoters: Ross Shannon, Adrian K. Clear and Dr Aaron Quigley, UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics.

Inviver is developing novel diagnostics and vaccine products for infectious diseases in the veterinary health industry.

Promoters: Dr Jarlath Nally and Pablo Rojas, UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine.

Nanolytic Laboratories will provide imaging and material analysis for both Research and Design and Quality Assurance departments of companies in the semi-conductor and other technology driven sectors.

Promoter: Dr Ian Reid, UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering.

Novocept is developing a suite of bioinformatics software packages for the biomolecular, pharmaceutical and the protein engineering industry to assist in reducing the costs involved in producing a new drug candidate or in the redesign of enzymes.

Promoters: Dr Martin Peters, Dr Ian Walsh, Dr Michael Johnston, Dr Jens Erik Nielsen and Dr Gianluca Pollastri, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science.

Retinostics is developing a novel ultra-high resolution scanning laser ophthalmoscope for diagnostics of the human eye retina.

Promoters: Dr Brian Vohnsen and Dr Diego Jose Rativa-Millan, UCD School of Physics.

TraceHunter Software is developing easy-to-use, highly automated tools to revolutionise computer forensic investigations.

Promoters: Dr Pavel Gladyshev, Yuandong Zhu and Joshua James, UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics.

VIDAS is developing peer-to-peer video distribution technologies for more efficient use of computer networks.

Promoters: Dr Sean Murphy, Dr Hamid Nafaa and Professor Liam Murphy, UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics.

Click here for online RSVP to attend NovaUCD 2009 CCDP Awards Evening