Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Mechanisms of Engagement

We are deeply interested in working with industry through the following mechanisms:

Industry informed

  • Examples include SFI PI awards, SFI TIDA awards and EI Commercialisation awards
  • Research informed by industry but directed by academia
  • No company funding required
  • No company pre-emptive rights to project results
  • Free to publish

Industry collaborative

  • Examples include SFI Spoke programme, EI Innovation partnership programme, IRC Enterprise Partnership programme
  • Research directed collaboratively by industry and academia
  • Company typically pays a proportion of project costs
  • Option to licence project results
  • Academic free to publish subject to removal of company IP confidential information

Industry directed

  • Research directed by Company
  • Company pays full cost of research
  • Possible for Company to own project results
  • Publication tightly controlled by company

RCSI Office of Research and Innovation Mechanics of Engagement diagram