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Technology Transfer Office and Management of Intellectual Property


Technology Transfer Office

RCSI's Technology Transfer Office was established in January 2008 to assist the College's research community in the identification, capture and commercialisation of intellectual property. Since its launch, the TTO has evaluated almost 60 invention disclosures, has filed 20 patent family applications and has executed a variety of commercial and collaborative deals to monetise the College's intellectual property assets.

Despite its relative youth the College TTO has already negotiated and executed royalty generating deals and is currently working on the development of exciting start-up opportunities.The Technology Transfer Office, amongst its many functions, has two key objectives:

  • To provide high quality services to assist and support the College's research staff inprotecting innovations and commercialising intellectual property assets.
  • Management of the Colleges IP assets through advising and executing commercial transactions with industry partners.

The College TTO facilitates these objectives through assisting all research staff in negotiating a variety of interactions and agreements including:

  • Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements
  • Material Transfer Agreements
  • Intellectual Property assignments and agreements
  • License Agreements including, Option, Evaluation and Collaborative Agreements
  • Shareholders Agreement, Start-up company advice and mentoring


The College TTO personnel, Dr. Gearóid Tuohy, Dr. Aoife Gallagher and Ms. Joann O'Callaghan are available to assist and advise on all aspect of Intellectual Property and also provide access to a valuable network of commercial contacts to assist in the development of College innovations.

The office is located on the first floor of 123 St. Stephen's Green