TCD Researcher Wins Technology Commercialisation Award

Posted on: 20 November 2009

Professor Igor Shvets of the School of Physics was recently announced as the winner of the Best in Class award during the 2009 Industrial Technologies Commercialisation Awards in Dublin.  His research led to the successful commercialisation of a 3D imaging device that can measure skin damage and be used for both cosmetic and dermatological applications.

The Best in Class award is made annually to a researcher who has shown both scientific excellence and an awareness of industry needs.  The award not only stresses innovation of technology itself but also application, commercialisation and market potential and in making their decision, the judges also examined both licence and promotional efforts made.  Professor Shvets was selected as the overall winner from a list of ten researchers who had successfully commercialised their research in the past year.

Dr Roman Kantor, Dr Guido Mariotto, Dr. Dennis Jennings (4th Level Ventures) and Prof Igor Shvets.

Dr Roman Kantor and Dr Guido Mariotto, also from the School of Physics, worked with Professor Shvets in the development of the 3D imaging device and both were presented with an award in recognition of the licensing agreement with Miravex, a spin out campus company.

Enterprise Ireland’s Commercialisation Fund aims to facilitate the development and commercialisation of promising new technologies.  The award consists of €8,000 bursary that the winner can use to aid the development and commercialisation of their research activities.