"The service we have had from Hothouse has been excellent. Of particular note has been the rapid response to potential industrial partners and your support in relation to the securing of intellectual property. We are very grateful for the support and advice we have received in recent years, which has enabled us to pursue our research with growing confidence in the likelihood of successful commercialisation”
Dr. Vincent Toal, Head School of Physics, DIT
"I found Hothouse to be an exciting development for DIT in providing legal, marketing and commercial advice for industrially orientated research. I am very satisfied with the personal level of attention that our project received"
Dr. Brendan Duffy, R&D Manager, Hygiene and Corrosion Control, CREST
"Having had access to the expertise of the Hothouse team, from patent support and marketing to a full scale commercial deal with the Sony Corporation. Their skills have been invaluable to me in realising the full commercial potential of applied research such as my own".
Dan Barry, Senior Researcher, Audio Research Group
"DIT has impressed everyone with the pace of its research expansion and commercialisation of technology. Quite often one meets commercialisation specialists from third level institutes whose focus is on building the commercialisation statistics rather than the culture.
The DIT Hothouse programme is led, clearly, by people with a passion and belief in the importance of realising a return from the research investment in Ireland over the last decade. Successfully exploitation of R&D relies more on the drive and creativity of the individuals involved, than the system or even the technology itself. It is this that the Hothouse people have in abundance"
Dr. John Colreavy, Commercialisation Manager, Enterprise Ireland.