Technology Transfer and Commercialisation
UCD has collaborated with NCAD in a successful submission to Enterprise Ireland under its Technology Transfer Support Initiative 2. The NCAD/UCD Academic Alliance envisions an alliance that preserves and invigorates strong and separate institutes yet facilitates greater interaction amongst their staff. The collaboration under TTSI 2 in the area of technology transfer is a strategic extension of the alliance.
NCAD is the only university level art and design college in the State while UCD offers strength in a wide range of disciplines complementary to and supportive of the mission of the NCAD including Architecture, Art History, Cultural Policy and extending into the Natural Science and Engineering. This complementary mix of disciplines provides rich opportunities for collaborative research projects with the potential to generate IP of economic impact, particularly in the area of creative enterprise such as digital media, video games and interactive media. These areas are identified as a sector that can contribute to the economy in the Action Plan for Jobs 2012.