Welcome to NovaUCD's Website

NovaUCD, the Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre, is the hub of innovation and knowledge transfer activities at University College Dublin. Officially opened  in October 2003, NovaUCD’s vision is to become an international leader in the commercialisation of research and other knowledge-intensive activity for the benefit of the economy and society.

NovaUCD is responsible for the implementation of UCD policies relating to intellectual property (IP) and for the provision of advice on the identification, protection and exploitation of this IP. NovaUCD works with UCD researchers in identifying the most appropriate business model for the commercialisation of the IP which may involve licensing to commercial partners or the creation of spin-out companies.

NovaUCD provides entrepreneurs and knowledge-based start-up companies with a comprehensive business support programme comprising advice, seminars, consultancy, workshops and individual training. NovaUCD also provides incubation and other related facilities for entrepreneurs, campus companies and knowledge-based ventures.

In addition NovaUCD is the main point of contact for companies seeking partners for collaborative research and advice on licensing and other commercial opportunities and is responsible for the development of co-operation with industry and business.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of the NovaUCD team if you require assistance on the identification, protection and exploitation of intellectual property, support for the establishment and development of start-up companies, including access to incubation space and the development of co-operative links between UCD and the industry and business community.

Professor Peter Clinch
UCD Vice-President for Innovation