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


Local Enterprise office, One - to - One Clinic with Mariea Mullally

12.00 - 14.00
Book an appointment with Mariea Mullally from the Local Enterprise Office, Dun - Laoghaire Rathdown to discuss supports available and provide advice on: supports available from your Local Enterprise Office. A private consultation can be arranged by emailing 
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Raising Funds in the Current Environment

10:00 - 11:00
This session will cover the realities of raising finance in the current environment and what has changed as a result of COVID-19.  Orla will cover: Raising funds in the current environment – the realities, new trends and the market Getting your business investment ready – where do I start? Pitching to investors – what are they looking for? Orla O'Gorman, Head of Equity Listing Ireland, Euronext will deliver this workshop. ( Euronext is the largest stock exchange in continental Europe. 
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Upgrade your Sales Mindset & Sales Skills

10:00 - 11:00
This interactive and practical workshop is for entrepreneurs, small business owners and any employees who want to: Position your products, services and/or yourself with the right value and impact Overcome the ‘sales fear’ and fear of rejection Develop the right mindset to sell efficiently and effectively both virtually and face-to-face  Understand the principles of proven selling techniques
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