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

Technology Transfer and Management of Intellectual Property

Technology Transfer 

RCSI's Office of Research & Innovation (ORI) supports the College's research community in the identification, capture and commercialisation of intellectual property.  The Office 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.

The Tecnology Transfer (TT) function in the ORI has two key objectives:

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

The ORI TT 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 ORI TT representative, Dr Fiona Manning is 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 ground floor of 121 St. Stephen's Green

Email: or Tel: 01 402 2561