TSSG works through various EI programmes to get its researched technology into the market and engages in market driving initiatives. Creating new start-up companies is recognised as a key contributor to economic growth and development. TSSG has successfully spun-out two high potential start-up companies.
TSSG also actively seeks and encourages collaboration between researchers and external business partners. Realising the commercial potential of research outputs requires the specialist marketing and product development skills of entrepreneurs and industry business development experts.
To find out about the technologies that TSSG is currently seeking business partners to evaluate for start-up potential please contact email@example.com or phone +353 (0)51 302 932
TSSG is proud of the impact it has had on a regional, national and international scale. Two spin out companies which TSSG is responsible for founding and nurturing to early commercial successes are FeedHenry and Zolk C. Both companies are picking up awards and sales contracts across America, UK, Canada and Europe.
Both companies are picking up awards and sales contracts across America, UK, Canada and Europe.
FeedHenry – The Pay-As-You-Go Cloud Solution for Business
FeedHenry was established in 2008 and started trading in 2009. FeedHenry provides a cloud computing enterprise mobility platform, providing enterprise clients, telecom operators, ISVs and developers a development platform for fast, secure and scalable deployment of sophisticated business and telecoms apps from a single code base. With a single click, business apps can be deployed across all smartphones and web devices– iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile, iPad, etc. and social networks – Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, etc.
FeedHenry’s solutions offer business logic and storage in the cloud, secure integration with existing systems, and complete app lifecycle management and analytics. Their goal is to help enterprises rapidly extend their brand into new channels, increase their revenues and enhance the customer experience without the need for costly long development cycles.
The FeedHenry platform leverages significant researched knowledge in TSSG that has been developed through a number of European Commission R&D programs that were focused on next generation service architectures, platforms and services and the technology platform that the company uses was developed through Enterprise Ireland commercialization funding.
FeedHenry was founded by the TSSG and lead by Barry Downes during its first phase of growth. In 2010 FeedHenry hired Cathal McGloin as CEO, former President of Arantech and Founder and CEO of Performis Technologies to further develop and grow the company.
As a result of the work of the TSSG team on the technology platform behind FeedHenry, FeedHenry has been recognised with the following awards:
|CTIA Emerging Technology Award – CTIA 2010 & 2009 Las Vagas||CTIA is the international association for the wireless telecommunication industry and runs the second largest telecoms conference and exhibition in the world (after Mobile World Congress – in Barcelona) annually in the USA.|
|Internet Telephony Magazine 2009 – Product of the Year Award for Outstanding Innovation for its Cloud-based Cross Platform Apps Solution||INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998 and has over 225,000 readers.|
FeedHenry is now set to achieve explosive growth on an international level, all of which was made possible by the work, resource and support of the TSSG and Enterprise Ireland.
Read more about FeedHenry
Zolk C – Bringing Tourism Experience to Life!
Founded in 2006, ZolkC is a TSSG commercial spin in company. The collaborative project with the TSSG, supported by Enterprise Ireland, has enabled ZolkC leverage the TSSG’s researched knowledge. ZolkC is a perfect example of how commercial success is a combination of innovative ideas and underlying fundamental research that creates technology which provides a valuable service to end users. ZolkC provides hand held technology solutions to tourism and heritage sites which enables the delivery of novel interactive visitor experiences.
In 2006/7 ZolkC worked in collaboration with the Culloden Battlefield tourist site to change their visitor experience by implementing a highly intelligent computing based hand held device which enabled the provision of a better tourist experience by automatically triggering content, (audio & video) for its users based on their location. ZolkC went on to win the prestiguous Heritage and Museum Award in 2008 for best use of technology.
ZolkC continually builds and extends their business offering, by exploring ‘add-ons’ for their current technology in order to provide a rich tourist experience across any personal mobile device.
The collaborative project with the TSSG and supported by Enterprise Ireland has led to a great opportunity for Zolk C to lead the way as a ‘large scale interpretive specialists’ for the global tourism and heritage industry.
Read more about ZolkC!
TSSG works through the EI Commercialisation Fund to commercialise its service frameworks directly and can, and has, created new campus companies. In these situations TSSG works through these EI programmes to get its technology into the market and engage in market driving initiatives. Once the product is in the market TSSG works to attract a management team to the company, helps them to raise venture capital and assigns the technology to the company.
*Note year is when the company first started trading
|Waterford Technologies||2000*||Email archiving and monitoring||Spin In|
|ConnectKey.com||2001||SME Portal and Services||Spin Out|
|Aceno Mobile Services Ltd.||2003||Professional Services Company||Spin Out|
|Nubiq Technology Group Ltd||2006||Mobile Website Generation with ‘Zinadoo‘||Spin Out|
|AKruu Ltd||2006||Out-Sourced Billing and accounting as a service.||Spin Out|
|Hash6 Ltd (Catch)||2007||Interactive radio stations platform||Spin in|
|Our Digital Universe Ltd. (MUZU)||2007||Artists on-line TV Networks.||Spin In|
|Headway Software Ltd||2007||Tools for Software development||Spin out|
|ZolkC Ltd||2008||e-tourism solutions for heritage sites||Spin Out|
|Visibility Mobile||2008||Mobile search engine optimization.||Spin-Out|
|GoMoNews Ltd||2008||Strategic mobile news (media company).||Spin Out|
|FeedHenry Ltd||2009||Cloud computing enterprise mobility platform.||Spin Out|
|Zimbie||Current||IM Marketing||Spin Out|