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The Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre

An Lárionad Nuála agus Aistrithe Teicneolaíochta

Key NovaUCD Results

Key achievements made by NovaUCD during 2009 include:

  • Seven new UCD spin-out companies incorporated
  • Eighty-five invention disclosures reported
  • Forty-seven patent applications filed across all areas of life sciences, engineering and information communication technology including
         - 25 priority patent applications
         - 17 PCT (Patent Co-operation Treaty) applications
         - 5 national/regional patent applications
  • Fifteen licence agreements concluded with a range of indigenous and international companies
  • Fifteen new ventures completed the NovaUCD 2009 Campus Company Development Programme
  • BiancaMed successfully raised €6 million in second round funding
  • UCD’s most successful licence to date, a BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) test, has now earned over €2 million in royalty income for UCD
  • Several NovaUCD companies, including Duolog Technologies, Celtic Catalysts, Lightwave Technologies and Visor attracted investment         
  • The NovaUCD 2009 Innovation Award presented to Nicola Mitchell, founder Life Scientific and BioScientific Diagnostics         
  • Twenty-five knowledge-intensive ventures occupying 90% of the incubation space located at NovaUCD at year end

 During 2009 NovaUCD continued its various initiatives to support researchers and entrepreneurs.

  • NovaUCD arranged and hosted well over 100 events to increase awareness of intellectual property and other commercial issues and to promote a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation among researchers, students and staff
  • Accredited PhD modules in innovation and knowledge transfer were delivered as part of UCD’s Graduate Studies’ Structured PhD Programme
  • Increasing levels of support were provided by NovaUCD and its network for innovators and entrepreneurs in bringing their ideas from the research laboratory through proof-of-principle and prototype development to successful commercialisation.

Summary Key NovaUCD 2009 Metrics 

  • 7 new UCD spin-out incorporated
  • 25 companies located at NovaUCD
  • 85 invention disclosures
  • 25 priority patent applications
  • 17 PCT patent applications
  • 5 national/regional patent applications
  • 15 licence agreements
  • 15 new ventures completed NovaUCD’s 2009 CCDP

 Summary Key NovaUCD 2005-2009 Metrics 

  • ChangingWorlds acquired for $60 million
  • Over €3 million generated from commercialisation of research
  • 50 start-ups availed of NovaUCD’s incubation facilities
  • 13 new UCD spin-outs incorporated
  • 247 invention disclosures
  • 88 priority patent applications
  • 53 licence agreements.

For further information contact:

Micéal Whelan
t: + 353 1 716 3712