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

Tues
29
June

Intellectual Property for Startups; PRotecting your Investment & Business Goals

10:00 - 11:00
Every business has some form of Intellectual Property (IP). These IP rights (intangible assets) should be identified, captured & protected.
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Thurs
1
July

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: p.coyle@frkelly.com
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Tues
13
July

Creating a Presence & Impact in a Hybrid World

10:00 - 11:00
Many companies in Ireland are announcing their “Working From Home” (WFH) policies – with some companies encouraging working from home for up to 3 days per week. With this in mind, we can safely say, that the virtual and hybrid world is here to stay. So, it is time to add some new relevant skills to our presentation skills toolkit. Barbara Moynihan from On Your Feet will deliver this webinar, where we are sure you will pick up plenty of practical tips and tricks that will help you deliver with impact and ensure that your message gets heard and remembered.
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Thurs
12
August

Digital Marketing Clinic

14:00 - 16:00
Optimisably's mission is to guide start-ups and SMEs in building a solid foundation for their brand’s online presence. Book a free online consultation with Francine Ongchangco who will provide advise and information on; Website Design and Build, SEO Audit and Optimisation, Full Digital Brand Strategy Content Marketing, Social Media Strategy, Digital Marketing Consulting, Brand Digital Integration and Digitalisation Onboarding
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Thurs
26
August

Dun Laoghaire Local Enterprise Office Individual Clinics

12:00 - 14:00
Mariea Mullally from our Local Enterprise Office, Dun - Laoghaire Rathdown is available to discuss supports available and provide advice on: Funding opportunities for start-up development or payroll costs, Management programmes in relation to Investor-Read, Mentoring, Business Advice and Other supports available from your Local Enterprise Office
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