New Publication – NovaUCD Making an Impact Since 2003

New Publication – NovaUCD Making an Impact Since 2003

NovaUCD, the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs, has today launched its latest publication entitled ‘NovaUCD Making an Impact Since 2003’.

The publication provides an overview of; the facilities, services and programmes offered by NovaUCD to support and scale start-up companies; the range of tailored internships and programmes offered to UCD researchers and students in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity and technology commercialisation; relationship building to increase the levels of collaboration with Irish and international industry and the supports provided to UCD researchers to commercially exploit research outputs for the benefit of the university and the wider community.

In addition it also provides an overview of the economic impact of NovaUCD since it opened in 2003. This includes data on the number of companies and early-stage ventures supported, current employment and turnover levels, equity-funding raised along with a summary of commercialisation results (inventions disclosed, priority patents filed and licence agreements concluded).

Professor Orla Feely, UCD Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact said, “University College Dublin is committed to its key role in Ireland’s innovation and knowledge exchange ecosystem as an enabler of economic growth and as a contributor to economic, cultural and social development. We support this commitment through our innovative and entrepreneurial students and graduates, the development of partnerships with businesses, Government agencies and social and cultural enterprises, and through NovaUCD.”

She added, “NovaUCD is focused on the commercialisation of research outputs, creating new ventures, supporting and scaling start-ups and established companies, and creating jobs and NovaUCD’s achievements to date are shown, in part, by the strong results from the 15 year survey featured in this publication.”

Tom Flanagan, UCD Director of Enterprise and Commercialisation said, “NovaUCD has been making an impact ever since it opened in 2003 and we are very proud of our achievements, some of which are outlined in this publication.”

“Looking forward there are a great many opportunities for NovaUCD to build on the successful formula for enterprise development and commercialisation that we have shaped over the last 15 years to make a real difference in the innovation landscape in Ireland.”

NovaUCD has been funded through a unique public-private partnership involving; AIB Bank, Arthur Cox, Deloitte, Enterprise Ireland, Ericsson, Goodbody Stockbrokers, UCD and Xilinx.

Click here to download the publication.

Note: Hard copies of the publication are available on request to Micéal Whelan, contact details below.

31 May 2019

For further information contact Micéal Whelan, Communications Manager, UCD Research and Innovation, t: + 353 1 716 3712, e: