Congratulations to Tyndall researchers Xing Ouyang, Brian Murray and Simone Iadanza on winning 1st place in the 2020 IPIC NDRC Pre-Commercialisation Showcase with their startup ChirpComm.
ChirpComm provides smartphone manufacturers and mobile chipset vendors with next-generation signal modulation chips that are superior to, and compatible with, previous-generation wireless communication systems. The chipset, based on proprietary chirped orthogonal waveform technology, gives a four-fold improvement in network capacity over competing techniques, at the same cost.
Ten teams from research institutions and universities across Ireland competed for the top prize in the annual 2020 IPIC NDRC Pre Commercialisation Programme Showcase Final. Helen Fullen, Pre-Commercialisation Programme Lead at NDRC, commented “ChirpComm are worthy winners of NDRC’s 2020 Pre-Commercialisation Programme. This is a very exciting proposition to emerge from research, with a passionate and enthusiastic team and significant global market opportunity. Thanks to the vision of the IPIC leadership team of Dr. David McGovern and Dr. Patrick Morrissey and their commitment to entrepreneurial activities, and in partnership with Dr. Anthony Morrissey, Commercialisation Manager Tyndall Office of Technology Transfer, the quality of pre-commercialisation teams continues to improve each year. At NDRC we want more ideas like this, and to meet innovative researchers and scientists with a passion to change the world.”
“Enterprise Ireland supports the commercialisation of publicly funded research and this pre-commercialisation programme is well aligned with the range of commercialisation supports offered by Enterprise Ireland,” commented Kevin Burke, Director of ICT Commercialisation at Enterprise Ireland. “The programme helps research scientists acquire new commercialisation skills so they can develop, test and validate their initial customer and product assumptions, with a view to applying for follow on Enterprise Ireland commercialisation funding.”