DIT Hothouse

DIT Hothouse

Technology Transfer Office

Ireland · Dublin | PROFESSIONAL

About DIT Hothouse


DIT Hothouse is the award-winning Innovation and Knowledge Transfer Office at Dublin Institute of Technology, responsible for the commercialisation of intellectual property arising from DIT research. DIT Hothouse is the hub of innovation and technology transfer activities in DIT, the place where business meets innovation. DIT Hothouse has a range of spinout technologies available to industry across Life Sciences, Food, ICT, Software, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing and Clean Technologies. Our team works with students, lecturers and research teams across DIT as well as with entrepreneurs, industry leaders and investors. Through the DIT Hothouse New Frontiers Startup Programme, we provide a startup incubator for innovative and promising startup companies.

Our Mission

The mission of DIT Hothouse is to:

Maximise the commercialisation of new technologies developed by the growing community of DIT researchers.
Partner with industry on research collaboration, research consultancy and contract research.
Support the launch of knowledge-intensive startups with the potential to generate significant economic benefits for Ireland through our startup support programmes and the DIT Hothouse Incubator.
Our Offering
At DIT Hothouse we assist:

Entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses.
Industry partners to find new technologies, research partners, and funding.
Investors to find high-potential opportunities.
DIT staff and students to commercialise their intellectual property (IP).
Technology transfer offices in the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITTD), the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB), the Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dún Laoghaire (IADT) and the National College of Ireland (NCI) and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) in their commercialisation activities.
Whichever category you belong to, DIT Hothouse can provide you with unparalleled expertise, skills and resources to help you achieve your goals.‌

Our Success

Since its establishment in 2007, DIT Hothouse has consistently outperformed all other Irish university technology transfer offices, completing up to 20% of the annual commercial technology transfer licences in Ireland. Through its Enterprise Ireland-funded Incubation Programmes, DIT Hothouse has helped create nearly 400 sustainable businesses that have attracted €195 million in equity investment and created approximately 1,700 quality jobs.
Research areas
Internet of ThingsNetwork Technology, Network SecuritySignal ProcessingHi-FiCytology, Cancerology, Oncology and 12 more
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Publications (22)

Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) researchers have invented a unique, patented hologram that changes colour under pressure and has widespread applications for security, authentication and environmental sensing. Holograms are frequently used for security and authentication, and are commonly fou[…]

The Slurry Solver offers a new, low-cost approach for cattle farmers to improve health and safety around tanks, to capture and use renewable energy and to improve the quality and lessen the environmental impact of the slurry their farms produce.[…]

Optimisation of Posterior Spinal Dynamic (PSD) Stabilisation Surgery

Optimising spinal surgery techniques through the use of a hip and spine simulator and a tension and torsion test machine to treat spinal patient such as those with crushed vertebra and spinal deformities, like scoliosis.[…]

 Anthropomorphic Training Phantom for Breast Ultrasound Imaging

An advanced tool for training radiologists and sonographers in breast ultrasound imaging.[…]

U-learn is a training and learning model for radiographers and registrars for training in breast ultrasound imaging. The model assesses the performance of a trainee registrar before, during, and after training using the ultrasound imaging phantom which is a realistic representation of the breast.[…]

Raman Spectroscopy for Molecule Detection and Analysis

Raman is an advanced spectroscopic technique with applications in disease diagnosis, identification of biochemical markers, and drug discovery.[…]

UPQC (Universal Power Quality Conditioner) allows optimal control of a power electronics-based conditioner. Comprising both shunt and series elements (inverters), UPQC compensates for sags and swells, unbalance and distortion (harmonics)in the supply current and supply voltage respectively. UPQC del[…]

 Ionic Liquid Sensing

Ionic liquid sensing for iodide detection in urine, perchlorate detection in drinking water and industrial and medical uses including drug delivery and chemical sensing.[…]

Fibre Optic Nose: Sensing Volatile Organic Components

Low cost detection of contaminants in the food, oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, and medical diagnostic sectors.[…]

Circularly Polarised Antennas

Circularly-polarised multi-band and ultra-wide band (UWB) antennas designed using state-of-the-art computer modelling and simulation tools, and automated evolutionary optimisation algorithms to achieve best possible performance. […]

Wireless Networking Monitoring

Innovative IEEE802.11 network monitoring and bandwidth resource management […]

Polaris is a highly accurate simulation tool for the prediction, control and optimisation of utility scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants which can enhance their development and operation.[…]

The Wind Urchin is a novel instrument for the simultaneous measurement of wind speed, direction and turbulence. It is effectively a multidirectional anemometer which uses multiple Pitot tubes incorporated into a unique spherical design to provide simultaneous real-time data on all elements of wind a[…]

A new vaccine to protect cystic fibrosis and other vulnerable patients against Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc),a highly antibiotic resistant pathogen that invades the lung epithelium and escapes beyond the lung.[…]

NARPS is an innovative hand-held, non-destructive instrument for the detection of chlorides and carbonation in reinforced concrete.[…]

BovAlert is an electrochemical diagnostic device which tests the milk of animal herds for liver fluke, providing quick and easy information regarding disease status. The technology consists of a handheld electronic reader and an assay card for on-site field testing and validation.[…]

CODA is a low cost, individualised product designed for use in anticounterfeit labels that uses light beams to produce unique patterns of light. These patterns can be read on a hand-held device.[…]

This technology represents a novel anodising process that has been designed for the coating of metal components in aerospace, automotive, electronics and outdoor architectural applications.[…]

This invention is based on the application of a hybrid organic/inorganic treatment onto an exposed surface – either as a stand-alone treatment or as a sealant. The treatment is applied using an electrochemical deposition technique, allowing for the development of conformal coatings, irrespective of […]

With the rise of service customisation, data analytics is becoming increasingly important so as to understand the needs of a company's customers. In order for the potential of data analytics to be fully realised, analytics tools must be developed for use by the widest user-base possible. Under th[…]

DIT Hothouse is seeking a suitable commercial partner to take this technology to market. The establishment of a start-up software business or a licensing agreement with a clean room services company are two possible routes to market. Industry partners will have the added benefit of a highly experien[…]

Currently, cytologists are needed to examine smear samples under a microscope to visually assess the shape, size and stain pattern and determine if abnormal cells are present which could indicate cervical cancer. Alternatively, automated image analysis is used to determine nuclear density but cy[…]

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Anne Marie

Anne Marie

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