KT Scouts

KT Scouts


Led by a designated Case Manager, selected postdoctoral fellows, PhD students and research administrators will be trained in identifying Intellectual Property (IP) in their sector. The Knowledge Transfer team is divided into the following areas:

  • Life & Medical Sciences
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Veterinary, Food & Agriculture
  • Physical Sciences, Material Sciences &Chemistry
  • Environment & Energy


  • Selected KT Scouts will be able to commit to the programme for one year and meet with NovaUCD staff twice a month
  • A time commitment of 2-3 hours a month is expected


  • Participants will gain experience in the technology transfer process and in the use of various IP software packages and marketing platforms
  • Participants will also be exposed to key contacts within their relevant technology sector and will have an opportunity to build networks within this sector
  • There is also scope to collaborate with Smurfit graduates and develop strategic commercial skill sets

Contact Us

 For further information or to register your interest please contact

Dr. Stephen Donoghue,

Knowledge Transfer Case Manager, Environment

t: +353 1 716 3720
e: stephen.donoghue@ucd.ie