Presenting at the UIIN conference Tom Flanagan, Centre Director, DIT Hothouse and Dr. Anthony Paul Buckley, Assistant Head, School of Marketing, DIT shared with delegates the impact of 10 years of operation
This week, Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd May saw, Tom Flanagan DIT Hothouse Centre Director join Lenard Koschwitz Director of European Affairs, Allience for Startups on a panel at the Europran Business Summit discussing "How can Europe foster it's startup and scaleup potential?". TheEuropean Business Summit(EBS) is a conference of business leaders and policy makers convened annually by theConfederation of European Businessand itsBelgian memberinBrussels.http://www.ebsummit.eu/. T om called for the European Investment Bank to invest over a longer term than most VCs can manage to enable great startup european companies like Movidius to grow into IPOs rather than be acquired by US multinationals. Movidius was acquired by Intel for over 300m€ last year. He also called for more support programmes like the "Welcome" project lead by the Ryan Academy to encourage mobility of entrepreneurs and incubation managers cross borders to stimulate cross border investments and achieve the ambition of the EU as a Single Digital Market.
Tom was also invited to participate on a panel with Dr Borrell-Damin Director Research and Innovation, European University Association discussing "Universities their Role in Economic Development". Tom spoke of the 1700 jobs created by startup companies supported by DIT Hothouse and called on the commission to develop a platform that pushed inventions coming from the 87B€ H2020 programme to entrepreneurs and business leaders to help them develop new products and services to gain competitive advantage.
Congratulations to CREST Centre Manager Dr. Brendan Duffy as well as CREST Research Scientist Dr. Paddy Kane and Dr. Swarna Jaiswal, winner of the Dublin Region Innovation Consortium (DRIC) Inovator of the Month Competition for May.
DIT Hothouse showcased the latest health care new technologies, food technologies and related R&D capabilities emerging from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) at The Future Health Summit 2016. The event took place in the City West Convention Centre, Dublin this 26th and 27th May 2016.
Congratulations to CREST Centre Manager Dr. Brendan Duffy as well as CREST Research Scientist Dr. Paddy Kane and Dr. Swarna Jaiswal, winner of the Dublin Region Innovation Consortium (DRIC) Inventor of the Month Competition for April.
DIT Hothouse showcased the latest clean technologies and related R&D capabilities emerging from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) at The Energy Show 2016. The event will take place in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin this 6th and 7th April 2016.
The DIT Hothouse team promoted technology licensing and research collaboration opportunities to over 1,000 delegates at the 2016 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition in Croke Park, Dublin last Thursday, 3rd March 2016.
On Tuesday, 19th January over 150 start-up stakeholders were welcomed by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D., as he opened the DIT/IADT New Frontiers Annual Showcase at William Fry.
DIT Hothouse, alongside its partners in the Dublin Region Innovation Consortium (DRIC), promoted research collaboration and technology licensing opportunities at the Innovation showcase 2015 in the Convention Centre on Tuesday, 8th December.
Around 250 guests visited DIT Kevin St on Thurs 26th November to enjoy lunchtime talks from food industry experts, taste the latest food creations from local producers and explore R&D collaboration opportunities with DIT.
DIT Hothouse, the DIT Agricultural Analytics Research Group (AARG) and industry partner PE Services were presented with a Software Special Merit Award at the Enterprise Ireland-Toplink.ie Innovation Arena by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.
DIT Hothouse has an immediate opportunity to recruit a Research Assistant to assist in developing the commercial summaries and value propositions for solar technologies developed in a €6 million, 12 partner pan-European research project called “PhotoVoltaic Cost reduction, Reliability, Operational performance, Prediction and Simulation " (PVCROPS).
DIT Hothouse, alongside its partners in the Dublin Region Innovation Consortium (DRIC), promoted research collaboration and technology licensing opportunities at the very successful National Innovation showcase in the Convention Centre, which saw nearly 2000 people come together to further Irish research & innovation.
BovAlert, a technology developed at Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin) and available to license from DIT Hothouse, has won the Animal Health Award (Start-up Category) at the Enterprise Ireland Toplink.ie Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships 2014.
DIT Hothouse launched its new e-newsletter this month which will be circulated via email each quarter. Our first edition features an interview with Alumni Sean Mitchell of Movidius, DIT Hothouse in the news, Hot Technologies and lots of other articles and information.
Researchers from Dublin Institute of Technology have developed a novel technology for enhancing oil spreadability on snack food products, such as biscuits and crisps.This method can reduce the fat content of food by 50-75% while maintaining its taste and appearance.
DIT Hothouse was delighted to welcome 60 companies to the New Frontiers Masterclass titled “Scaling: From Seeds to the Stars, Lessons from the Frontline” last Monday, 16 June.Sponsored by BDO and held in their offices in Beaux Lane House, Dublin 2, the event was chaired by Dr. John McKeon, with three key-note speakers who kindly shared their experiences and stories.
Tony Staunton, CEO of PropertyGate has won Best Investment proposal and prize of €10,000 at the 2014 Docklands Innovation Park Enterprise Awards. Tony is a recent graduate of New Frontiers, the DIT Hothouse Venture Programme supported by Enterprise Ireland.
Researchers from DIT's Communications Network Research Institute (CNRI) have developed a suite of innovative technologies designed to significantly improve Quality of Service on both wireless and wired networks, enhancing internet user experience and network operator profitability.
DIT and the International Council for Small Business have organised a World Entrepreneurship Conference in the Double Tree by Hilton, Burlington Road on Wednesday, 11th June. A special discounted entry rate is available for a limited time only.
If you're a DIT student or staff member, enter our inventor competition for a chance to win €1,000 in cash. €4,000 in total can be won across four invention categories. The closing date for applications is Friday, 6th June 2014.
In discussing the creation of spin-out companies and the development of HPSUs, Minister Bruton commented that “DIT Hothouse are top of the class”, acknowledging the commercialisation achievements of both the DIT Hothouse technology transfer office and its incubation centre.
DIT Hothouse is involved in a Research and Innovation Open Day, taking place in DIT Aungier Street on Wednesday, 12th June 2013.This collaborative event is organised by the Dublin Technological University Alliance - a unique partnership between Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IT Blanchardstown (ITB) and IT Tallaght (ITT).
Startups Go Head-to-Head in Enterprise Awards Battle for €10,000 expansion funding prize.
DIT Hothouse Wins Two Prestigious Accolades at KTI Awards 2017
DIT Hothouse won the 2017 Spin-out Company Impact Award for Kastus Technologies and Dr. Paul Maguire Senior Licensing Exec at DIT Hothouse won the Knowledge Transfer Achiever of the Year Award last night at the KTI Awards ceremony held at the Royal Kilmainham Hospital.
The Spin-out Company Impact award win, which was voted on by an international panel of industry experts, comes just three months after DIT Hothouse spin-out company Kastus Technologies, secured €1.5 million in an investment round led by the Atlantic Bridge University Fund. Kastus Technologies has also launched two new revolutionary superbug-killing products, Log4+ and Kastus Metal, at the Arab Health event held in Dubai at the start of the year.
Reflecting on the awards, Tom Flanagan, Centre Director, DIT Hothouse, said: “Kastus Technologies is a great example of a High Potential Start-Up with global ambitions coming out of research at DIT CREST. We look forward to seeing Kastus Technologies achieve its ambitions saving lives around the world by killing off superbugs on surfaces everywhere. We have a range of other inventions and technologies from computer science to material science that are ready to go and just need someone with the entrepreneurial flair of John Browne, CEO Kastus Technologies to take them to market. It is entrepreneurial talent that makes the real difference.
It is also the support that the Knowledge Transfer Office can provide in connecting the right entrepreneur or business partner with the right invention and access to finance. Dr. Paul Maguire our Senior Licensing Executive has done this better than most. He has completed more high value deals than any other Licensing Executive in Ireland. We are very proud of his achievements and delighted that he was awarded the Knowledge Transfer Achiever of the Year 2017. It is well deserved.”
Dr. Paul Maguire has played a pivotal role in the success of DIT achieving one of its core strategic goals to “Build research & innovation capacity in targeted fields, creating useful knowledge, and addressing real challenges in new and innovative ways.” Paul’s work on developing new start-ups and the ongoing support he provides them has allowed these spin-outs to thrive making DIT one of the best places in Ireland to spin out a High Potential Start-Up company.
Start-Ups Go Head-to-Head in Battle for €10,000 expansion funding prize
Three companies, each seeking expansion funding, will battle it out at the Docklands Innovation Investment Awards to secure the title of ‘2017 best investment proposal’ and a prize of €10,000.