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UKSPA Directory 2017 Ireland | Full Member 179 NovaUCD The Forum is is located open to the a renovated in public and is and a space to meet, eat, extended mid-18th- collaborate and network century house assist clients to establish new networks as part of the community of entrepreneurs at NovaUCD. In addition a specialist investment series takes place regularly at NovaUCD which brings in investors to discuss their funds and provides the opportunity for clients to interact with investors informally through a one-to-one meeting. or bio-incubation “Since 2003, NovaUCD has provided unit facilities. These business development support to over supported companies 290 companies and early-stage projects, have raised over and over 160 have been direct clients” €200 million in equity funding to date, and have a current annual turnover of over €80 million. Facilitated Access At NovaUCD we provide our client companies with facilitated access to UCD’s world-class researchers, state- of‑the-art University laboratories, equipment, specialised personnel and graduates, and to NovaUCD’s extensive network of business leaders and investors. €60m Universit y bridge fund Client companies can avail of facilitated access to the new €60 million University Bridge Fund established for early-stage companies with global potential that are built from world class research from third-level Irish institutions and universities. Client Companies Over 30 new ventures are currently based at NovaUCD including spin-out companies that are commercialising research undertaken at UCD and spin-in companies that have located at NovaUCD in order to interact more closely, ideally in R&D activities, with the University. Ne xusUCD – Industry Partnership Centre Complementing NovaUCD, UCD has opened NexusUCD, the Industry Partnership Centre. At NexusUCD, high-quality modern office space, with short, medium, or long term occupancy arrangements, and associated services are available to established innovation-led companies who are collaborating, or wish to collaborate, with UCD’s world-class research base. At NexusUCD, which covers 5,250m 2 , over 100 offices, with flexible configurations and ranging in size from 11m 2 to 80m 2 , are available to client companies. ■ Impact Since 2003, NovaUCD has provided business development support to over 290 companies and early-stage projects through the incubation services and support programmes provided at NovaUCD. Since then over 160 companies have been direct clients of NovaUCD and availed of hot space, office Tr a n s p o r t l i n k s Dublin Airport Connolly and Heuston train stations Buses on N11 N e a r by Dublin City Centre Stillorgan Blackrock