NovaUCD - The Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre at University College Dublin
NovaUCD, located in a magnificent mid-18th century house is the Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre at UCD.
NovaUCD is responsible for the implementation of UCD policies relating to intellectual property (IP) and for the provision of advice on the identification, protection and exploitation of this IP. NovaUCD works with UCD researchers in identifying the most appropriate business model for the commercialisation of the IP which may involve licensing to commercial partners or the creation of spin-off companies.
NovaUCD provides entrepreneurs and knowledge-based start-up companies with a comprehensive business support programme comprising advice, seminars, consultancy, workshops and individual training. NovaUCD also provides incubation and other related facilities for entrepreneurs, campus companies and knowledge-based ventures.
In addition NovaUCD is the main point of contact for companies seeking partners for collaborative research and advice on licensing and other commercial opportunities and is responsible for the development of co-operation with industry and business.