Discover how researchers at Maynooth University can help give your company the extra edge and take your business to the next level.

With access to our researcher community expertise anything is possible. Below we share some company collaboration experiences.

PMS Pavement Management Services

PMS Pavement Management Services is a civil engineering consultancy firm specialising in testing and management of pavement surfaces on roads, airports, and ports. With a history of collaborating with Maynooth University, the company joined a LERO led SFI programme focused on developing driverless autonomous vehicles. The project will develop a cloud-based AI platform classifying road surface images to identify surface defects, enabling preventative maintenance and offering major cost savings. So far, our partnership has delivered the proof-of-concept technologies, techniques, and methodologies that will provide the foundations for a new product family. PMS Pavement Management Solutions is expanding on this research in a follow-on project and building a strategic partnership with Maynooth University that will underpin the R&D efforts going forward.

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Neuromod Devices is a Maynooth University spin-out company who have launched a novel treatment for Tinnitus (ringing in the ears). The Dublin-based company was created in 2010 to commercialise technology developed as part of an Enterprise Ireland-funded project at Maynooth and has raised some $30m investment to date.  They now employ a range of scientists, engineers, and clinicians including many Maynooth alumni, generating high-quality jobs to retain the best talent in Ireland. Their unique Lenire® Tinnitus treatment device is based substantially on IP licensed from Maynooth University, and we continue to work with Neuromod developing new product features and ranges.   

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Code On

Code On Technologies is a US-based technology enabling company specialising in high data-content communications.  Our relationship grew from a long-standing research relationship between Prof Doug Leith of The Hamilton Institute and Prof Muriel Medard of MIT. Prof Leith’s work on information transmission efficiencies, which enable control of congestion in a packet-based communications network, was licenced to Code On in 2015 and has since been augmented in line with developments in our laboratories.

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Alltech helps farmers feed the world, raise healthy animals, and protect the environment through nutritional innovation. More than thirty years of research in animal nutrition and health have allowed them to develop and manufacture innovative, natural feed supplements that improve animal performance, the feed industry and the farmer’s bottom line; naturally! Alltech improves the health and performance of people, animals and plants by adding nutritional value through innovative use of yeast fermentation, enzyme technology, algae and nutrigenomics. Our on-going partnership focuses on delivering solutions for real world problems and has been maintained through a four year PhD project.


“We were excited by the opportunity to further strengthen our collaboration with Dr Walsh and Maynooth University and build on the data generated through our previous PhD scholarship”. Dr Richard Murphy CEO Alltech Ireland


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Hexafly an Irish company pioneering the use of insects and insect-based products for inclusion in feeds and as plant nutrients. Hexafly cultures black soldier flies (Hermetic illucens) and derives products from these with a variety of applications. Larvae are cultured, dried and ground to yield a meal which can be used as an animal food additive; oil can be extracted from larvae and used as a chemical starting material; and the waste product of insects (frass) can be collected and used as a soil enhancer. 

“The collaboration with Maynooth University has allowed us to co-develop novel applications for our products that will have commercial value in the coming months and years. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Professor Kavanagh and Maynooth University as we continue to advance our R&D program and bring more discoveries to market”.

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Trinity Biotech

Trinity Biotech a leading manufacturer of diagnostic platforms and tests in Ireland. In pursuit of new in-vitro diagnostic products, they licensed technology from the Maynooth University which they believe will be revolutionary in their marketplace. Their experiences have led the company to actively encourage entrepreneurs and organizations to tap into the research potential of Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology and to familiarize themselves with the new technologies coming that are available to companies across the country.

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