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The Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre

An Lárionad Nuála agus Aistrithe Teicneolaíochta


A major objective for University College Dublin is to contribute to the social, economic and cultural objectives of a knowledge society.

In this regard UCD is committed to becoming a leading European research-intensive university and the university’s research base is increasingly seen as a national resource which must generate many of the innovative ideas and new ventures necessary for the development of a world-class ecosystem for innovation that will drive enterprise development and the creation of sustainable high-value jobs. 

Specifically UCD's innovation strategy has three main objectives:

  • To maximise the impact of UCD's knowledge and expertise

  • To foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at 3rd and 4th levels

  • To build the critical social and corporate partnerships for a knowledge economy.

NovaUCD’s vision is therefore to become an international leader in the commercialisation of research and other knowledge-intensive activity for the benefit of the economy and society.
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