Cultivating entrepreneurship is a hard task in a university setting. The gap between academics and business is often large and there are barriers to communication. Without an overarching mission/vision culture within the university.
Researchers, staff and students might be extremely skilled in their academic research field and in creating radically new inventions and technologies, but they often lack the awareness of the steps leading to successful commercialization and the required competences.
The UCD Commercialisation Bootcamp is a support program for academics and staff at University College Dublin. It takes place twice a year in spring and autumn, and it is delivered by the UCDInnovation Team with the aim to impart knowledge, skills and understanding of the commercialization process.
The objective of the Bootcamp is to provide academic researchers, staff and postgraduate research students of the University College Dublin and National College of Art and Design with the knowledge, skills and understanding of the technology commercialisation process. It aims to strengthen the pipeline of commercial opportunities arising from UCD and NCAD research programmes.