NovaUCD - 50% Increase in Space

Where Start-Ups Grow and Scale

New Offices,Labs and Co-Working Space Available for High-Tech Start-Ups with Global Ambition

With our newly developed East Courtyard we can now support an ambitious community of over 450 people.

Join our community of successful founders and benefit from our unrivalled networks of serial and next generation entrepreneurs, private investors and VCs, experienced business mentors and world-class researchers.

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Why Locate at NovaUCD ?

Modern Facilities

  • Business units, laboratories and co-working space
  • Boardroom and meeting rooms
  • On-site café
  • Access to UCD sports facilities
  • 15 mins from City Centre

Grow and Scale

  • Introductions to private investors and VCs
  • Access to business partners and mentors
  • Advice on finance and tax, intellectual property, grants and funding opportunities
  • Flexible terms to enable start-up growth

Community and Networks

  • Events, workshops and seminars provided by key influencers and experts from the start-up ecosystem
  • Networking and knowledge sharing with like minded entrepreneurs

Access to UCD Expertise

  • Access UCD student talent through UCD Internship programmes
  • Collaborative opportunities with world-class UCD researchers and R&D facilities on-campus

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Why Our Clients Choose Us

"To be able to use the NovaUCD brand carries weight when you’re talking to investors and customers alike."

- Viliam Holub, Co-Founder, Logentries

“I think success comes from the environment you put yourself in and I think it is particularly important to be somewhere like NovaUCD. There is an energy and a vibrancy here that is just terrific.”

Tracy O'Rourke, Founder, Vivid Edge

"Developing a start-up can actually be quite a lonely path and the emotional support of having people around you in a similar situation was very valuable."

- Conor Hanley, Founder, BiancaMed 

@We have evolved quite significantly since we were set-up and the facilities, supports and services provided at NovaUCD certainly made it easy to for us to concentrate on growing the company."

- Wayne Byrne, CEO, OxyMem

Virtual Events


NovaUCD Innovation Awardees Prof Patricia Maguire & Dr Donal Mac Kernan in Conversation with Journalist Olive Keogh

Join journalist Olive Keogh as she chats with 2021 NovaUCD Innovation Awardees Professor Patricia Maguire and Dr Donal MacKernan. Olive will chat with Patricia and Donal about their research and respective discoveries and how these discoveries have the potential to have a significant impact on health and well being of people in Ireland and internationally, and will discuss their commercialisation plans for 2021 and beyond.
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Debt as a Suitable Source of Finance for Early Stage Companies

10:00 - 11:00
It is important to be able to identify the correct source of debt based on where your company is on its growth journey. In this presentation, Robert Adams and Alan Kelly of Focus Capital will discuss the following; Venture Debt, Senior Debt, Asset Based Finance, Alternative Debt, EIIS You will gain an understanding of what debt funders look for in your company and which funding source is right for you.
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NovaUCD Partners

Our Partners' offers include Consultations, Discounts and Credits

Contact Us

To join our community of entrepreneurs please contact: 

Helen McGrath

Operations Manager, UCD Research and Innovation

t: +353 1 716 3711


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