Technology Transfer Office

The NCI Technology Transfer office was set up to assist staff and students in the commercialisation of research which is supported by Enterprise Ireland and Knowledge Transfer Ireland under the Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative. We are part of a technology transfer consortium, Dublin Regional Innovation Consortium (DRIC) headed up by DIT with partners from Blanchardstown IT, Tallaght IT, IADT and DIAS which have joined the consortium in 2016.

NCI have a team of academic champions that work with students to develop invention disclosures and advice on the next steps before arranging a meeting with the DRIC licensing Executive.

DRIC: Dublin Regional Innovation Consortium

The consortium members run a series of events and training workshops on intellectual property, commercialisation, licences, invention disclosure competitions while providing advice and support from licensing executives who work on behalf of the member institutes.

DRIC assist in commercialising leading-edge research for six institutions in the Dublin area, winning several high-profile technology transfer licences with companies such as SONY, Microsoft and Bausch & Lomb.

A number of start-ups were created as a direct result of the assistance from the Consortium and the member institutes.

Contact the Technology Transfer Office

Bertie Kelly
Commercial Director
Technology Transfer Office
National College of Ireland
Tel (Direct): +353 1449 8704