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TTO commercialisation award win

Posted on: 28 Nov 2016

TTO commercialisation award win

Tyndall National Institute was a proud winner at the annual Technology Transfer Office (TTO) Commercialisation Awards hosted by Prof Anita Maguire, Vice President For Research & Innovation, UCC. The ICT category was once again dominated by the researchers here at Tyndall.

The winners of the Purdy Lucey ICT Invention of the Year were Kafil Razeeb and Devendraprakash Gautam, with their pitch “Generating Electricity from Waste Heat”.

Kafil Razeeb, Tyndall, Devendraprakash Gautam, Tyndall, Michael Lucey, PurdyLucey IP Ltd, Prof Anita Maguire, UCC

Event sponsor and patent attorney Michael Lucey commented on the high quality of the three Tyndall cases included in the four shortlisted for the final.  

List of nominees and winner:

  • “Generating Electricity from Waste Heat” Devendraprakash Gautam and Kafil Razeeb Mahmood, Tyndall
  • "Micro-fabricated Vibrating Mesh for Nebulizers With Monolithically Integrated Thin Film Piezoelectric Actuator" Nathan Jackson, Oskar Olszewski & Alan Mathewson, Tyndall
  • “Implantable Biomedical Microsystems” Donnacha O'Riordan, Ivan O'Connell & Gerry McGlinchey, MCCI
  • "Ganesha - Remover of Obstacles in Financial Services Regulation" Bill Emerson, Tom Butler and Leona O'Brien, GRCTC

Dr Helen McBreen, Investment Director with VC firm Atlantic Bridge, spoke of the commercial impact potential of each case and of the research teams’ enthusiasm for working with UCC TTO to license their technologies to Tyndall’s industry partners.

Mahbub Ahkter, Tyndall, Pleun Maaskant, Tyndall,  Prof Anita Maguire, UCC, Brian Corbett, Tyndall, Anthony Morrissey, Tyndall.

This year’s winners of the Commercial Impact Award were Brian Corbett, Pleun Maaskant and Mahbub Akhter with a special thanks to Anthony Morrissey, Tyndall TTO. This award recognises the research and innovation effort of the team behind the creation of Tyndall start-up InfiniLED in 2011.

In his acceptance speech, Pleun thanked his colleagues in the Central Fabrication Facility for their work on the MicroLEDs technology over many years, all of which led to this technology transfer success.