L-R: Josette O’Mullane, Innovation & Enterprise Manager, Cork Institute of Technology; Dr David Corkery, Technology Transfer Manager, University College Cork; Sean Mulvany, Head of Technology Transfer, Teagasc and Dr Alison Campbell, Director Knowledge Transfer Ireland.
The technology transfer consortium Bridge Network is pleased to announce the launch of its new, mobile-friendly website: www.bridgenetwork.ie
The new website showcases the Consortium’s work with industry partners and academic researchers in promoting innovation, knowledge transfer and commercialisation of UCC, CIT, Teagasc and IT Tralee inventions through licensing, patents and start-up and spin out companies.
The clean uncluttered design, shares content focused on the consortium’s combined expertise including a catalogue of available technologies, a show case of success stories with industry partners as well as news items and upcoming events supporting researchers and start-up companies.
“The new website launch will ensure quick and easy access to information for researchers, inventors, industry partners and other stakeholders, and, as a result, will facilitate better understanding and awareness of the impact of the Bridge Network” said Professor Anita Maguire, VP of Research & Innovation, UCC, and Chair of the Bridge Network Governance group. “With the new website, we aim to reach more industry partners and to commercialise more inventions to continue our contribution to creation of employment both locally and nationally, building on research excellence and creativity,” added Professor Maguire.
About Bridge Network
Bridge Network is a technology transfer consortium that comprises of the technology transfer offices from University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, Teagasc and the Institute of Technology Tralee.
The collaboration is a key driver in the development of Ireland’s knowledge transfer system, supporting innovators and entrepreneurs and ultimately creating jobs for the economy.
Funded by Knowledge Transfer Ireland and supported by Enterprise Ireland , the Bridge network was established in 2017 and it is Ireland’s largest technology transfer consortium.