Since we relocated to DCU Invent, it has been a great experience. The staff and team not only understand the needs of start-ups but always go out of their way to help. The flexibility with the facilities and the consistent ‘can do’ attitude, even after we have been here for a number of years, is unique in any of the Irish Innovation Hubs that I have worked in.
Dr. John Gleeson
CTO SurgaColl Technologies Ltd
DCU Invent is at the very centre of innovation on the DCU Campus. It helped KantanMT.com, as a fledgling start-up, establish its R&D facilities and provided training and guidance to its founder members in running a successful international business. Unburdened by the need to source our own office space and the complexities of signing leases and other office activities, we were able to focus on our business and make it a success from day one. The staff at DCU Invent could not have been more welcoming and professional and they are as much a part of the KantanMT.com success as our own employees are.
CEO and Founder KantanMT
Erova Energy was founded in 2015 and based in DCU Invent from inception to January 2017. In that time, Erova grew from a company of three employees to an Irish Top 1000 company (http://www.top1000.ie/erova). Aside from the excellent facilities (at a very reasonable rate for start-ups), DCU Invent offered the opportunity to work with their researchers to assist in the commercialization of business ventures. DCU Invent also assisted in the practicalities of growing the business, ranging from tax advice to HR and legal issues. Invent boasts spacious offices, which are easily accessible to commuters and also offers first-rate IT facilities. DCU Invent’s management proved very facilitating and helpful toward the requirements of Erova in their start-up phase.
Having our company aligned with DCU through DCU Invent creates a valuable impression for our clients in terms of our technology offering and resources. Visitors are welcomed at reception and in the coffee dock by the DCU Invent team whose professionalism is like an extension of our organisation.