About Us

NovaUCD is the Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre at University College Dublin. Building on prior successes in technology transfer and campus company development, NovaUCD’s support for innovation and knowlege transfer at UCD is built around four main areas: 

Promoting a Culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship The development of a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship is critical for the successful identification and commercialisation of research generated intellectual property at UCD.
Managing Technology Transfer  NovaUCD works with UCD researchers to identify and capture the intellectual property arising from UCD research programmes. NovaUCD is also responsible for implementing UCD's policies on intellectual property.
Supporting Start-ups

NovaUCD has a proven track record in supporting entrepreneurs and start-up companies from the early feasibility stage through to business development, growth and investment.

Building Partnerships

Bridging the gap between academic research and industry and building national and international relations with industry and with the knowledge transfer network is an important element of NovaUCD's commercialisation strategy.