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Derek McGarry
Head of Innovation & Engagement

National College of Art & Design (NCAD) TTO

NCAD Origin8 was established in 2013 as our technology transfer office and client gateway. Our focus to date has been to commercialise close to market product design. NCAD Origin8 has had three campus company spin-outs, one of which went on to become an Enterprise Ireland HPSU.

Within the TTSI ecosystem NCAD Origin8 are partnered with NovaUCD.

Since 2013, NCAD Origin8 has been managing an average of 50-60 innovation and engagement client research projects per year. Clients include sme’s and multi-nationals in a range of sectors. The majority of partnership work is in the med-tech and manufacturing sectors. NCAD also provides specialist design expertise and services for other research centres. This work includes product/service development, prototyping, brand identity, marketing, and data visualisation.

NCAD is becoming a leader in human factors led research and user-first design.

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