NUI Galway shortlisted for two prestigious Impact Awards

NUI Galway is nominated with spin-outs NVP Energy and Qpercom.
Apr 20 2018 Posted: 11:48 IST

The KTI (Knowledge Transfer Ireland) Impact Awards recognise and showcase the success in knowledge transfer carried out in Irish Higher Education Institutions and publicly funded research organisations for the wider benefit of the economy and society at large.

Two categories in the finals on 26 April will feature NUI Galway:

Spin-out Company Impact Award
NUI Galway has been shortlisted  for it's spin-out NVP Energy, which has changed wastewater treatment from a process which traditionally expends large amounts of energy, to a process which produces usable energy.

Through its ground-breaking technology, licensed from NUI Galway, NVP Energy drives down costs and reduces the carbon footprint of its customers. NVP Energy’s technology exploits the natural action of anaerobic bacteria which convert the organic pollutants present in wastewater to high-quality biogas. The technology’s ability to harness nature’s powerful natural processes means it can work at low temperatures and needs no external heat. Since its founding in 2013, the company have secured over €12 million in funding and investment. An outstanding 2017 has seen NVP Energy secure UK-based projects with Heineken and projects with a malting site and a municipal treatment utility in 2018. The company’s head office is in Galway with additional offices in Dublin and the UK.

Licence2Market Impact Award
NUI Galway has been shortlisted for management information software and copyright licence to Qpercom. 

Qpercom has become a global leader in providing advanced assessment solutions and expertise to institutions worldwide. Its software solutions are used in high stakes evaluation-based exams, such those of medicine and law, and in other scenarios where assessing a person’s capabilities in a fair and accurate manner is paramount. Qpercom claims 70% reduction in administration time and elimination of human error by taking out the laborious paper trail.
A 2008 spin-out from NUI Galway, Qpercom took a licence to copyright-protected material and know-how relating to Management Information Systems (MIS) technology and in 2017 launched a new product to market, Qpercom Entrust, based on this licence.



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