The research activities of the APC are relevant to many different industry sectors – food, pharma, biotechnology, infant nutrition, medical foods, diagnostics, sports nutrition, and animal health areas such as veterinary, companion pet care and animal feed. The APC is a national resource with a research agenda that is fully aligned with the national research priority areas. The APC’s principal investigators and faculty are experts across a range of disciplines, and are leading global experts in their fields. The APC has also developed an array of technology platforms that are of benefit to industry clients in furthering their own R&D agendas.
The APC has over a decade of experience in managing industry interactions across a broad range of areas. We welcome new strategic industry partners from Ireland and globally, through a variety of flexible modalities, including research collaborations and industry-academia placements. The benefits of partnership include the ability to undertake collaborative research with a reduced overhead cost, access to our technology platforms, our extensive databases and the reservoir of knowledge held by the APC investigators (subject to confidentiality, intellectual property arrangements and respect for existing partnerships). In addition, there is reputational benefit accruing from interacting with one of the leading centres of excellence in gut microbiota in the world.
The translation of APC research to commercial outputs is of primary importance in our research programme. The APC is well practiced in managing intellectual property, has intimate knowledge of the specific needs of commercial/industrial collaborators, and has its own Intellectual Property Manager. We work closely with the relevant State agencies and can support clients in accessing appropriate state funding mechanisms.
Those interested in collaborating with the APC please contact:
Dr Sally Cudmore, APC General Manager