Impactful innovation

Supported by significant continuous investment in research infrastructure RCSI's research community is driven to make discoveries and find innovations that enhance patient treatment and care.

To support our breakthrough innovations in healthcare, our dedicated Innovation team works to assess and verify commercial potential, support identification of funding to develop technologies to a more commercially ready state, protect and commercialise intellectual property through licensing and spin-out company formation as well as to build meaningful engagement and collaboration with industry.

Working with industry

We facilitate and build partnerships with industry through matching industry needs to our researchers’ capabilities. Our successes in delivering efficient project set-up, implementation and knowledge transfer have led to healthcare improvements in collaboration with industry in areas aligned with RCSI research expertise such as vascular biology and cancer research.

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RCSI spin-out companies

The Innovation team works with RCSI researchers to commercialise their research through spin-out company formation where appropriate. We support partnerships with investors and entrepreneurs aimed at creating high-potential spin-out companies based on RCSI intellectual property with the capacity to create socio economic impact in Ireland and ultimately improve patient well-being.

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Technologies for licence

We assist our researchers in commercialising their research outputs through the licensing of intellectual property to both established businesses and spin-out companies, leading to the development of new advances in diagnostics, medical devices and therapeutics.

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