The university's long standing commitment to innovation is reflected in an environment at UCD which encourages the translation of creative research ideas into solutions addressing needs of the economy and of society.
UCD Research and Innovation is dedicated to supporting innovation throughout the university. We do this by supporting the UCD research community to:
The members of the Technology Transfer and Enterprise Development teams based at NovaUCD draw on their network of patent agents, legal experts, industry and business leaders and investors, to support UCD researchers to identify, protect and commercially exploit their research outputs. They also provide a series of business support programmes for research entrepreneurs who are establishing, developing and growing UCD spin-out companies.
Consultancy is a key mechanism by which the university can transfer knowledge. This knowledge is applied by the organisation and put to work for the public good. Providing specialist opinions, advising on technical issues and helping to solve problems contributes to the growth of the economy and improves society generally. The provision of consultancy is recognised as one of the university's impact activities and supports UCD's strategy.
ConsultUCD has been set up specifically to provide a complete support service to UCD staff who wish to work as consultants.
This support leaves you free to focus on the most important things: sharing your expertise and building your relationship with the client.
ConsultUCD works with all disciplines and offers support for all projects, regardless of value or duration. If you have questions you may find the answer on the FAQ page or contact Elizabeth Nolan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Some of the larger Research Centres and Institutes in UCD have specific Business Development Managers, who may assist you with the commercialisation process after you have initially contacted the Technology Transfer Team in NovaUCD. Contact your local Centre or Institute administration, for further details.
The NovaUCD Technology Transfer team in UCD Research and Innovation is responsible for the implementation of UCD's policies relating to the commercialisation of Intellectual Property (IP) and for the management of the intellectual property portfolio arising from UCD's research programmes. The team has sector specific expertise that can support the development of your concept from identification through to commercialisation. Specific activities of the Technology Transfer team include:
If you require further information or support contact a member of the Technology Transfer Team