Commercialising your research

TU Dublin Hothouse is committed to research commercialisation and technology transfer from TU Dublin to the world of industry and commerce.

There are a number of different reasons why you should commercialise your research:

Unlike most other third level institutes, TU Dublin does not claim ownership of the intellectual property created by TU Dublin staff in the course of their work. Rather, the creator (staff or student) owns all legal rights to the IP except where:

The principle vehicles for commercialisation will be through licensing of intellectual property to a third party or through the formation of a campus company (start-up). TU Dublin Hothouse will assist in drawing up a beneficial IP package to be agreed with a prospective user or partner, or in drafting a business plan towards the formation of a spin-out company. The legal details will be finalised with the institute’s legal advisors.

TU Dublin will only embark on a course of patenting and commercialisation if the technology warrants it and if the applicable researcher(s) support the process.