Industry & UCC working hand in hand……
Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Mr Conor Lenihan TD, has declared University College Cork (UCC) Ireland’s top ‘Knowledge Provider’ university. Over 1,000 small Irish companies have used a €5,000 Innovation Voucher from Enterprise Ireland (Irish state agency assiting companies to develop their export potential) to pay for research and business innovation services from knowledge providers. This enables a small company to access the skills, knowledge, and specialist facilities available in these research institutions, funded by the State.
“Like the other universities, we publish our research internationally with the best in the world and we support the multinationals and high technology companies” says Professor Peter Kennedy, UCC’s Vice-President for Research. “What’s different about us, and why we’re number one today, is because we also support the small Irish companies that are busy rebuilding our economy with innovative products and services.”