National College of Ireland (NCI) TTO
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.
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.
At the National College of Ireland research is central to our mission as a third level educator. Much of what we do is defined by our commitment to research and to thought leadership. Our programmes of research are lead and driven by a team of world class scholars who are delivering research and scholarship of both national and global importance in business, IT, psychology and education. Our research is based around interdisciplinary clusters with specific emphases on areas such as criminal psychology, cognitive decline, adolescent risk-taking, health economics, gender, work-life balance, cloud computing, parallel computing, technology-enhanced learning, data analytics, understanding social communities, social network analysis, artificial intelligence, mobile networks, cybersecurity and entrepreneurship. The interdisciplinary nature of our research practice means that we are constantly seeking to identify opportunities for cross-fertilisation of the latest thinking to develop further streams of new research and to identify new funding possibilities.
Vice President for Research, Professor Jimmy Hill