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The Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre

An Lárionad Nuála agus Aistrithe Teicneolaíochta

NovaUCD Newsletter - October 2010

NovaUCD, with the assistance of UCD Alumni Relations and UCD IT Services, has recently distributed an innovation survey to UCD alumni. The aim of the survey is to better understand how large numbers of UCD alumni became Irish and global entrepreneurs and the role that UCD has played in their development. The information obtained from the survey will be important in helping UCD to shape its training programmes and supports for the entrepreneurs of the future.

Click here to access this survey 

The Fault Analysis Group, a leading research group within the UCD School of Geological Sciences, was presented the NovaUCD 2010 Innovation Award. The Group comprising 13 researchers has received over €6 million in research funding, predominantly from industry partners. In recent years software developed by the Group and licensed to industry has generated €350,000 in royalties.

Dr Tom Manzocchi, Dr Conrad Childs and Professor John Walsh, Fault Analysis Group

The Innovation Dublin 2010 festival takes place from 10th-21st November. The aim of the festival is to raise public awareness of the innovation and creativity that is happening on a daily basis in Dublin, to inspire and stimulate innovation and creativity and to encourage networking opportunities. NovaUCD is co-ordinating UCD’s involvement in the festival.  


Click here for further information on UCD's calendar of events during the Innovation Dublin 2010 festival.

In this issue we report on the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership Award of €200,000 received by UCD scientists and to combine their expertise to enhance Weedle's online technology platform.

Congratulations are due to John Travers, CEO, Alternative Energy Resources, who recently launched his second book, Green & Gold – Ireland a Clean Energy World Leader? at NovaUCD. 

John Travers, author and CEO, Alternative Energy Resources

In this issue we report on recent developments for SmartBuilder Software and on Socowave’s closing of a €3 million first round investment led by Balderton Capital. We also profile the AIB Seed Capital Fund which is based at NovaUCD. 

Joe Moore Photo 2
Joe Moore, founder, CEO, Socowave

Click here to download the complete October 2010 newsletter.

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For further information contact Micéal Whelan on t: 01-716 3712 or e: