CTVR’s industry-informed research programme provides the platform for the execution of commercially-relevant research and the development of commercially-relevant outputs. These outputs are commercialised through the transfer of the technologies to our industry partners, to spinout companies set up by entrepreneurial researchers and to 3rd party companies.
Technology transfer......CTVR PARTNERS
In the core CTVR research programme, our industry partners have motivated critical problems for our research teams.
Research activities lead to creation of new IP and new patents, followed by incorporation into company technology & product roadmaps. In this way, CTVR contributes substantially to the companies’ competitive and financial advantage.
Notable Example: A research problem originally motivated by Alcatel Lucent/Bell Labs Ireland led to deep investigation and a novel solution by the CTVR team at NUIM. From there came a number of high-quality publications, a patent, commercialisation funding and eventually a start-up company. Socowave now employs ~15 people, and is a full member of the CTVR consortium.
Technology transfer......3rd parties
CTVR has created and licensed technologies to multiple 3rd-party (non-core partner) companies including; Decawave, Taoglas, Eblana Photonics, Xylophone Optics, Airvod, Sequoia Smart Solutions, Pantrx, Brim Brothers, Dell, Gemalto and others.
Five spinout companies have emerged from CTVR research, with the technologies which were developed being licensed by the founders as the basis of the companies; Socowave, Xcelerit, Pilot Photonics, ISAAT Technologies and SRS (Software Radio Systems)