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Success for the School of Natural Sciences at the 2016 Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Awards.

Mike Jones and Matthew Saunders from the School of Natural Sciences were part of a TCD team presented with the Consultancy Impact award for their work with Monford Ag Systems and the development of the Grassometer, at the 2016 Knowledge Transfer Ireland Awards.
The awards were presented by Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, and recognise how the successful transfer of knowledge from research undertaken in publicly funded organisations can create a wider benefit for society and the economy.   
On the awards, the director of Knowledge Transfer Ireland Dr Alison Cambell said, “Tonight is a fantastic opportunity to recognise and celebrate the research and innovation undertaken in research performing organisations around the country. Tonight’s winners combine industry support and the hard work of technology transfer offices to produce some ground-breaking results of real commercial value”


Dr Margaret Woods (TCD, Technology Transfer manager), Steven Lock (CEO & Founder, Grassometer), Mary Mitchell-O’Connor (TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation), Dr Diarmuid O’Brien (TCD, Director Trinity Research and Innovation), Dr Matthew Saunders (TCD, School of Natural Sciences) and Dr Sean Mulvany (TCD, Technology Transfer Case Manager), at the 2016 KTI awards held at the Royal Kilmainham Hospital.



Professor Mike Jones and Dr Matthew Saunders with the KTI Consultancy Impact Award outside the Trinity College Dublin, Botany Department.