The Monday Interview: Women to the fore in UCC’s Office of Technology Transfer

Posted in Governance and administration on September 17th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“There is something very special happening at the Office of Technology Transfer in UCC – it’s not just the world-class tech innovation and research, but also the volume of women involved in carrying it out. The global dearth of women involved in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) has been long documented …” (more)

[Pádraig Hoare, Irish Examiner, 17 September]

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The Geographical Proximity Choice of University Spinouts in Ireland (Part 1)

Posted in Research on May 3rd, 2014 by steve

“The implicit assumption of theories of agglomeration from evolutionary economics is that spinout firms tend to take root near their parent, similar to apples falling close to the tree …” (more)

[Research on Higher Education in Ireland, 2 May]

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A Snapshot of Technology Transfer Efficiency of Irish HEIs

Posted in Legal issues, Research on April 18th, 2014 by steve

“To build up the technology transfer system in the country, Enterprise Ireland in 2006 commenced a five year programme called the Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative. According to a 2012 HEA report, up to €30m had been invested into the programme during 2007 and 2012 …” (more)

[Research on Higher Education in Ireland, 17 April]

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Balance between what industry wants and what academia delivers

Posted in Research on April 7th, 2014 by steve

“Technology transfer offices face challenges around priorities, timelines and intellectual property. Irish universities and institutes of technology (ITs) are upping their game in the race to commercialise research …” (more)

[John Holden, Irish Times, 7 April]

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Excellence and impact in Irish science

Posted in Research on March 22nd, 2012 by steve

“The new director general of Science Foundation Ireland Prof Mark Ferguson knows all about starting up companies and subsequently leading them to IPO …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 22 March]

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Universities have a lot to learn about start-ups

Posted in Research on January 27th, 2012 by steve

“Irish business funding for research and university technology transfer offices (TTOs) fails to give Irish start-up companies the support they need when they need it. Instead, TTOs tend to take large chunks of company equity in exchange for funding …” (more)

[Karlin Lillington, Irish Times, 27 January]

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Minister Sherlock opens call for applications to €22 million Enterprise Ireland Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative

Posted in Research on December 22nd, 2011 by steve

“Seán Sherlock TD Minister for Research & Innovation has opened a call for proposals from Irish Research Performing Organisations under Phase 2 of the Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative …” (more)

[Cork Politics, 22 December]

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