9th Annual Commercialisation of University Research Student Awards DCU
The ninth annual Commercialisation of University Research Student Awards took place at the recent DCU Business School graduation ceremony.
The Award is for the best commercialization plan based on a new technological product or service created by university researchers. Students identify the best route to market for the technologies and undertake extensive research on competitors, markets and customers. The projects are undertaken as part of the Innovation and High Technology Entrepreneurship Module on the Masters in Electronic-Commerce Degree Programme. The Award was set up in 2006 to recognize the contribution of these student projects to the university’s knowledge transfer research activities. The Award is sponsored by DCU Business School and coordinated by Dr. Teresa Hogan, lecturer in Entrepreneurship at DCUBS and Invent DCU.
The objective of this project is to provide students with an understanding of the key issues involved in the successful commercialisation of new technology-based products or services. It also provides scientists with the opportunity to test the commercial potential of their research. Over 150 technologies have been investigated to date and several researchers have used the commercialisation plans to source funds for continuing research. This year’s winning team are David Dwyer, Declan Kelly, James Lawlor, Padraig Morrissey, Ulysse Zampogna.
Sepsis is a deadly illness that has a worldwide incidence of more than 20 million cases a year, with mortality from septic shock reaching up to 50% in industrialised countries. Professor Robert Forester and his team at DCU have developed a next generation sepsis detection test, known as SepTec, which aims to make significant strides towards addressing this colossal need for rapid and accurate diagnosis of septic pathogens and sub-pathogens, by providing a substantial value proposition. The MECB team completed extensive secondary and primary research to investigate the commercialisation options and routes to market for SepTec. Detector
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