The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) is the specialist entity that supports and develops the innovative activity of the University.  It’s primary mission is the commercialisation of the University of Limerick’s Intellectual Property. This is achieved by transferring technology, knowledge and expertise to industry and society, enabling innovation.

Services provided by UL's Technology Transfer Office include:

  • Facilitating University-industry research interactions
  • Negotiating and drafting agreements
  • Enabling knowledge transfer to industry  and society
  • Commercialising University of Limerick Intellectual Property
  • Licensing Technologies
  • Facilitating new campus company formation and development
  • Provision of incubator space and mentoring services for start-up businesses at the Nexus Innovation Centre
  • These supports are provided in line with current best practice and the National Intellectual Property Protocol


Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) works with business, investors, higher education institutes, state research organisations, research funders and government agencies to facilitate the transfer of state-funded technology, ideas and expertise to businesses to drive innovation. The KTI website provides additional information on funding available and what to expect when engaging with a higher education institute such as the University of Limerick.

The National Intellectual Property Protocol provides a guide to transferring government-funded research from universities and other state-funded Organisations to industry.

UL operates by the guidelines set down in the UL Intellectual Property Policy

Limerick Technology Transfer Consortium

UL Technology Transfer Office has partnered with Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) to form the Limerick Technology Transfer Consortium. The aim of the Consortium is share technology transfer resources and expertise to deliver a professional and responsive service to Industry, spin out companies and our academic communities. 

The consortium will increase Industry engagement with its members and provide enhanced support for existing and new companies.  This is facilitated by a consistent approach across the Consortium to the delivery of services such as technology transfer, research collaboration and licencing of intellectual property. 
For more information on the Limerick Consortium please  contact: Dr. Joan O’Sullivan.