Industry Partners

Our research is partly funded and aided by our industrial collaborators; SolarPrint Ltd, Celtic Catalysts Ltd., and and SSE Renewables (formally Airtricity Holdings Ltd., Years 1-3). Please click on their links below and visit their websites.

SolarPrint Ltd

SolarPrint is developing DSSC technology, a novel 3 Generation printable flexible solar cell technology, which uses abundant, cheap raw materials and employs a lowcost, fast and easy manufacturing process. SolarPrint was founded in 2008 by Dr. Mazhar Bari, Roy Horgan and André Fernon to bring DSSC technology to market.

Celtic Catalysts

Celtic Catalysts was co-founded in 2000 by Professor Declan Gilheany and Dr Brian Kelly as a spin-out from UCD’s School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. The company currently employs 17 people and is headquartered in NovaUCD the Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre at University College Dublin. Celtic Catalysts is an innovative venture capital backed company that has developed ground-breaking chemistry that enables our end-user clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech and fine chemicals industries to realise significant manufacturing cost savings


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Mainstream Renewable Power

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Airtricity is No.1 for Renewable Energy in Ireland and supplies cheaper and greener electricity to almost 100,000 homes and businesses in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. At Airtricity, 79% of the company’s electricity is from renewable sources ensuring its supply is the greenest in the market. Airtricity has been recognised as the leading green energy supplier in Ireland, winning the 2008 Green Energy Award.

Nines Photovoltaics

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IP Generation and Commercialisation