Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Special Arrangements

For Entrepreneurs

We have spent a lot of time over the last few weeks preparing our NovaUCD and Nexus buildings to reopen. Implementing clear signage, distance markings, sanitisation points, one-way systems, deep cleans, perspex screens, washing, cleaning and training. We are taking every precaution to ensure our community have a safe return to campus in line with Government’s back to work safety protocol.

While Covid-19 has been challenging for everyone in different ways, we are excited about more positive days ahead. Some of the most iconic companies of the next decade will be launched during these uncertain times. At NovaUCD, we are seeking applications from entrepreneurs with groundbreaking technologies with high impact who want to join our community.

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Stay safe and see you soon.

A Guide to Covid-19 Business Supports and Resources

For Researchers

The Knowledge Transfer Office is operating business as usual and can be contacted via the usual channels.

NovaUCD’s innovation programmes are currently being delivered online. Our Commercialisation Bootcamp, Customer Discovery Programme and Venture Launch Accelerator are all running virtually for the remainder of 2020.

ConsultUCD are operating as normal and can be contacted on the usual emails and phone numbers.


For Students

UCD Formula Student (UCDFS) has been declared overall winner of the 2020 NovaUCD Student Enterprise Competition and has won a €5,000 cash prize.

UCDFS is a team of over 50 University College Dublin (UCD) engineering and business students who are working together to build an electric Formula-1 style car to compete in the Formula Student competition held annually at the iconic Silverstone Circuit in the UK.

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Virtual Events


Converting A Great Idea Into A Global Business- What Does It Take

14:00 - 14:15
Join thought leader Tom Flanagan, Director of Enterprise and Commercialisation, UCD Research and Innovation, NovaUCD, on UCD Discovery's Zoom for Thought 15-minute chat series where he will discuss: “Converting a great idea into a global business - what does it take?” Over the last 20 years, NovaUCD has supported over 375 entrepreneurs to launch and scale their businesses. These companies have attracted over €775m in investments and created thousands of jobs. NovaUCD offers a wide range of support services and programmes to help entrepreneurs, researchers and students convert great ideas into global businesses. So what does it take to be successful?
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Developing The Right Mindset For Success As a Female Leader in Tech & Saas

17:00 - 18:00 GMT
Develop a growth mindset with a positive self-talk and sharpen your own wings to ensure future success for your leadership career and beyond. Developing the right self-awareness, self-confidence and resilience is key for a successful professional and personal life in today’s ‘new normal’ and to thrive as a leader in a mostly virtual work environment while trying to juggle it all wearing all those different hats.
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HR Clinic with Voltedge People Management

10:30 - 12:00
Voltedge is a leading human resources consultancy based in Dublin. Their extensive knowledge and industry expertise helps them develop HR solutions that make a difference. Discuss the following with an expert: HR Outsourcing, Recruitment, Selection and Contracts of Employment, Salary, Benefits and Reward Structures, Employee Relations and Engagement, Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Work-Life Balance email: Fredericka Sheppard at to book an appointment
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IP and Innovation Tax Review Clinic

11:00 - !3:00
Book an appointment with FR Kelly and Grant Thornton as part of the  NovaUCD Start-Up Series.    Discuss the following with an expert: Patents, Design, Trademarks, Innovation Tax Credits, R&D tax credit: Book an appointment by emailing:
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