Entry Criteria & Application Process

Are you:

  • A UCD/NCAD academic researcher
  • A UCD/NCAD staff member
  • A UCD/NCAD postgraduate research student

Do you:

  • Have some technology that you think could be commercialised but are not sure where to start?
  • Have an invention that solves a problem better than current solutions?

Would you like to spend a short amount of time figuring out:


  • If your idea is feasible
  • How you might commercialise it
  • Whether commercialisation is something you are interested in doing more of
  • If so, then the new UCD Commercialisation Bootcamp is for you.

Projects applying for the programme will be screened by UCD’s Knowledge Transfer team and a maximum of 15 projects will take part on each programme.


Autumn Bootcamp 2019 will run on Tuesday 8, 15 and 22 October

How to apply:

Participation on the UCD Commercialisation Bootcamp will be based on the entry criteria outlined above.

It is advisable that applicants speak with relevant staff in UCD and NCAD (see below) to discuss your application in advance of submission.

Then complete the UCD Commercialisation Bootcamp Application Form, see link below, and forward it via email to the relevant individual indicated below.

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Dr Stacey Kelly

Food, Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Dr Ena Walsh

Life Sciences

Dr Hugh Hayden

Physical Sciences, Engineering

Dr Stephen Donoghue


Dr Ciaran O’Beirne

Knowledge Transfer Manager

Derek McGarry


Dr Tony Donnelly