Invent is DCU's Innovation and Enterprise Centre based on the main DCU campus. Our mission is to work with both external companies and our researchers to promote innovation, knowledge transfer and commercialisation of DCU innovations through licensing and start-up companies. The team at Invent provide the critical link between the university and business and help entrepreneurs to identify suitable translational research opportunities, consultancy expertise and contract research options.

A vital part of our work is to identify opportunities for partnership between DCU and industry through state funded innovation partnerships.Invent promotes and encourages industry sponsored PhD programmes, student placements and industry sponsored post-doctoral fellowships availing of financial incentives from Science Foundation Ireland and the Irish Research Council. Invent also provides business incubation facilities, entrepreneurship training programmes and a range of supports for start-up technology businesses.