Successful collaborations and ground-breaking innovation were celebrated last night at the annual Knowledge Transfer Impact Awards (23rd June) at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. The awards recognise and showcase successful knowledge transfer carried out in publicly funded research organisations for the wider benefit of the economy and society.
Speaking about the finalists Director of Knowledge Transfer Ireland Dr Alison Campbell said, “Tonight is a fantastic opportunity to recognise and celebrate the research and innovation undertaken in research performing organisations around the country. Tonight’s winners combine industry support and the hard work of technology transfer offices to produce some ground-breaking results of real commercial value. We are building momentum, last year, there was a 27% increase in the new products launched on the market as a result of a licence from an Irish research performing organisation”.
The awards recognised top performance across seven categories in industry engagement and commercialisation of research and pay tribute to the businesses and research performing organisations involved in this knowledge transfer. Awards were presented by Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
The winners in each category are:
University College Cork collaborating with Statistical Solutions
Trinity College Dublin and Monford AG Systems
Trinity College Dublin Graphene Licences to Thomas Swan
AventaMed and Cork Institute of Technology
Mature Spin-out Company:
Logentries and University College Dublin
Knowledge Transfer Initiative:
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and "Building a Knowledge Transfer Culture"
Knowledge Transfer Achiever:
Dr Derek John, University College Cork