Mentoring and Investment Opportunities

NovaUCD’s Mentors and Business Partners Network

UCD is a world leader in cutting edge research across a range of domains, each year our groundbreaking research programmes deliver technology and innovations that will shape tomorrow.

To bring these technologies and innovations to market effectively we are calling on world class entrepreneurs, professionals and industry leaders to work with our research teams to form high quality new ventures that will attract investment and  scale internationally.

At NovaUCD we have a strong track record of launching successful start-ups across a range of sectors including:

MedTech, Diagnostics and Therapeutics, AI, IoT, 5G, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, FinTech, Blockchain, Energy and Environment, AgTech, DeepTech, and Quantum Computing  


Join NovaUCD’s Mentors and Business Partners Network to:

  • Get a first look at the latest inventions coming out of UCD
  • You are looking to share your experience with next generation of Irish Entrepreneurs
  • You are looking for new investment opportunities
  • You are looking for a new challenging role

If you would like to mentor new early stage UCD start-ups, invest in them or even take the lead as CEO:

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Preview Current Opportunities 

OutputSports - Athlete Performance Tracking Technology
MHI Score: a Biomarker-based Test to Support Management of Obesity
Naiad - 3D Bioprinter

Investment Opportunities 

UCD’s ecosystem has over 50 companies ranging from early-stage high-tech start-ups to established innovation-led companies and over 100 leading-edge inventions coming from research across campus each year.  Many of these companies at NovaUCD are actively seeking early-stage seed capital as well as Series A funding. 

Contact Us

If you are interested in finding out more about mentoring and/or investment opportunities please contact:

Simon Factor

Senior Manager, New Ventures

t: +353 1 716 3728


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