Spin Outs and Spin Ins

TSSG works through a number of 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 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.

Spin Outs & Spin Ins

TSSG has successfully spun-out a number of high potential start-up companies as outlined below.

Active Companies
Year
Description
Type
LiquidEdge
2017
Management Platform for high density WiFi roll-outs – e.g. Stadiums.
Spin Out
Immersive Virtual Reality Education
2015
Provide fully Immersive Virtual Reality Education experiences to help education students of all ages
Spin In
Fuseami
2015
Relevance based professional networking platform and mobile app.
Spin Out
Kodacall
2014
Carrier Grade Platform-as-a-Service for Real Time Telephony and Multi-media Services
Spin Out
FeedHenry Ltd
2009
Cloud computing enterprise mobility platform (Acquired by RedHat)
Spin Out
GoMoNews Ltd
2008
Strategic mobile news (media company).
Spin In
Visibility Mobile
2008
Mobile search engine optimisation.
Spin In
ZolkC Ltd
2008
e-tourism solutions for heritage sites (Merged with Aceno Mobile Services Ltd. in 2011)
Spin In
Hash6 Ltd (Catch)
2007
Interactive radio stations platform, subsequently led to BetaPond
Spin In
Headway Software Ltd
2007
Tools for Software development
Spin Out
Our Digital Universe Ltd. (MUZU)
2007
Artists on-line TV Networks.
Spin In
Nubiq Technologies Group Ltd.
2006
Mobile Website Generation with ‘Zinadoo’
Spin Out
Aceno Mobile Services Ltd.
2003
Professional Services Company – Merged with ZolkC in 2011
Spin In
Waterford Technologies
2000*
Email archiving and monitoring
Spin In

*Note year is when the company first started trading

Success Story

FeedHenry is 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 apps.

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 commercialisation funding.

Most recently TSSG collaborated with FeedHenry to launch their new developer portal, which enables developers to build an app once using open technologies such as HTML 5 and JavaScript, deploy the app into the FeedHenry cloud and then run the app on any mobile device.

FeedHenry was founded by Barry Downes, CEO TSSG and is now led by Cathal McGloin , former President of Arantech and Founder and CEO of Performis Technologies.

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; and Internet Telephony Magazine 2009 – Product of the Year Award for Outstanding Innovation for its Cloud-based Cross Platform Apps Solution.

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

Prof Willie Donnelly explains why TSSG has become a powerhouse for Start-ups

Ireland: TSSG’s FeedHenry

Inside TSSG at Waterford Institute of Technology – Part 1 of 2

Inside TSSG at Waterford Institute of Technology – Part 2 of 2

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