“Technology Transfer Offices on Campuses leading the way on jobs”
Author: John Holden
Article featured in The Irish Times, Science, Engineering and Technology supplement, May 2012.
Technology Transfer Offices (TTO) and innovation centres in many third-level colleges are attempting to spin out new enterprises. Much investment has been made in turning academic research into commercially viable products and services. Across the country TTOs and innovation centres can be found on campuses.
Their raison d’etre is to serve as a stepping stone between cutting edge local research and the people who can turn that into something someone will want to buy.
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has had some success in this area. The Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) at WIT has been very busy, having worked on more than 110 projects for Irish companies over the last five years. They’ve had 11 spin-outs and there’s more in the pipeline.
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For More information on the Technology Transfer Office, please contact:
James O’ Sullivan, Technology Transfer Manager, WIT
Barry Downes, Executive Director Innovation & Commercialisation, TSSG
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