Entrepreneurs invited to Deep Dive in Tyndall’s spin-out ready technologies
26 March 2019
L-R: Sean Byerley, head of Bank of Ireland, Cork city; Declan O'Mahoney, entrepreneur-in-residence, Tyndall and former CEO, Firecomms; and Carl Jackson, rormer CTO, SensL at the launch of Deep Dive.
Tyndall National Institute has announced it is looking for entrepreneurs to join the next wave of high-value start-ups through the Deep Dive programme.
Tyndall said it had a portfolio of spin-out ready technologies “which answer real market needs and could be your next big opportunity”. From radiation detectors used in the International Space Station to infrared sensors for autonomous vehicles and wearable rehabilitation devices.
All of these technologies are spin-out ready and many have received Enterprise Ireland commercialisation funding to bring them closer to market, it said.
“Through Deep Dive, we can also work with entrepreneurs who have identified a market opportunity that needs a deep-tech solution. We have more than 35 years’ expertise in electronics and photonics and are leaders in integrated ICT hardware and systems,” the institute said.
Apply to get access to:
1.) Funding to take a Deep Dive into your market opportunity.
2.) A portfolio of high-value technologies with highly-defensible IP.
3.) Expertise from the researchers who developed the technology.
4.) Access to our state-of-the-art facilities.
5.) Links to an extensive network of private investors and venture capitalists following completion of this programme.
At Tyndall, we have a history of successful tech spin-outs. Declan O’Mahoney, Joe O’Keeffe and Carl Jackson all led high-value spinouts based on Tyndall technology and are now supporters of Deep Dive.
O’Mahoney, entrepreneur-in-residence, was CEO of Firecomms, a high-tech compound semiconductor spin-out from Tyndall. Firecomms was Ireland’s first high-tech company to be acquired by a Chinese corporation when the company exited to ZJY Corp of Zhejiang in 2010.
O’Mahoney was CEO of University of Ulster spin-out Heartsine Technologies which was acquired by Stryker Corp and is a private investor in a number of start-ups.
New generation of Micro LED technology
O’Keeffe founded InfiniLED which commercialised a new generation of Micro LED technology developed at Tyndall. The technology significantly extends the battery life for portable devices such as cameras, mobile phones and laptops, as well as for various medical and analytical instrumentation. In 2016 InfiniLED was acquired by Facebook-owned Oculus.
Jackson founded SensL, a spin-out from the CMOS-compatible, low-light sensor technology that his PhD research was based on. SensL commercialised the technology for use in silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) and SPAD imaging arrays.
Since being founded in 2004, SensL grew from start-up to multiple market segment leader in Medical Imaging and Automotive LiDAR and in May 2018, SensL was acquired by ON Semiconductor.
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