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Saturday 10 December 2016

NovaUCD creates 30 jobs since January 2010

Published 23/04/2010 | 12:33

A total of 30 new high-tech jobs have been created by UCD’s technology transfer centre NovaUCD since the start of the year.

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Four new start-ups, Cernam, LogScreen, SmartBuilder Software and Tethras, have also located at NovaUCD since January and joined NovaUCD’s growing community of entrepreneurs.

Tethras, established earlier this year by Brian Farrell and Brendan Clavin, is developing web-based localisation tools for Smartphone application developers, and already employs 7 people.

Other NovaUCD companies which have taken on new staff include Aonta Technologies, BiancaMed and Enzolve Technologies.

A total of 28 high-tech and knowledge-intensive companies, occupying 39 incubation units, are now based at NovaUCD. These companies currently employ 170 individuals.

An additional 8 entrepreneurs are also based in NovaUCD’s desk space facility available to individuals involved in the design of new ventures generally at the pre-incorporation stage of their development.

NovaUCD, the Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre, is the hub of knowledge transfer activities at UCD.

Responsible for the commercialisation of intellectual property arising from UCD research, NovaUCD, as a purpose-built centre also nurtures new technology and knowledge-intensive enterprises.

According to Dr Pat Frain, Director, NovaUCD, “The creation of new jobs by these NovaUCD client companies is clearly important for the long term development of Ireland’s Smart Economy.

"It is particularly satisfying for us at NovaUCD in that these new jobs are further evidence of the growing confidence that has been evident among our client companies in recent months.”

He added, “We are also delighted to welcome our latest company recruits to NovaUCD. These companies are developing innovative products and services and they bring unique expertise and experience to NovaUCD which will make a significant contribution to our community of entrepreneurs.”

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