EI Industrial Technologies Commercialisation Awards 09

18th November 2009

Enterprise Ireland recognised the top ten industrial technologies commercialised this week at an awards held in the Carlton Hotel. DIT picked up four out of ten All-Ireland awards for licensing technologies to companies.

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l-r: Dennis Jennings CEO of 4th Level Ventures,
Dr. Suresh Pillai CREST, Michael Whelan CREST,
Tom Flanagan Head of Commercialisation
(accepting on behalf of Dr. Max Ammann AHFR)
John Colreavy CREST and Jim Lawlor Director
Industrial Technologies Commercialisation, Enterprise Ireland.

Tom Flanagan, Head of Commercialisation DIT commented that ‘Industrial engineering is a strong part of DIT research and we are delighted to be recognised by the Enterprise Ireland Awards. Licensing technologies such as these to industry contributes to Ireland’s economic development and this is a main focus for DIT Hothouse’. Dennis Jennings CEO of 4th Level Ventures and investor to several startup campus and technology companies presented the awards to the following DIT researchers;

Dr. Max Ammann, Antenna and High Frequency Research Centre (AHFR) for two licences to Taoglas for Antennas for UWB systems. Also for the license to DecaWave for Directive Ultra Wideband Antenna.

Michael Whelan, Centre for Research in Engineering Surface Technology (CREST), for the licence of a novel process for sealing Anodised Aluminium for general engineering applications to Graph Engineering Ltd and for the licence to C& F Automotive Ltd for exterior automotive applications.

Dr. Suresh Pillai CREST, for the licence to VitrA of the process of applying functional coatings into ceramics and sanitary ware.

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