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DateWednesday, April 28, 2010
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Tethras Brings Jobs to NovaUCD

Four New Tech Ventures Join NovaUCD's Entrepreneurial Community




Pictured at NovaUCD is Brian Farrell, co-founder, Tethras with members of his  team

Four new start-ups, Cernam, LogScreen,SmartBuilder Software and Tethras, have set up shop at NovaUCD since January, joining its growing community of entrepreneurs.



Tethras was established earlier this year by Brian Farrell (pictured) and Brendan Clavin to develop web-based localisation tools for Smartphone application developers. It  already employs seven people.



SmartBuilder Software, established in 2009 by Richard Mulcahy and Peter Daly, is developing mobile software for use on building and engineering sites and plans to introduce its first product to market later this year.



Cernam is a specialist digital investigations company focusing on online investigations which was established in 2008.



Cernam was founded by Owen O'Connor and is developing solutions for forensically-sound online evidence capture and analysis, as well as providing training and consultancy services for a range of clients.




NovaUCD is now home to 28 tech and knowledge-intensive companies which occupy 39 incubation units  and  employ 170 people. Another  eight entrepreneurs are also based in NovaUCD's desk space facility, which is  available to individuals  designing  new ventures at the pre-incorporation stage.Cernam was originally based in NovaUCD's desk space before moving to an incubation unit.



LogScreen, established in 2009 by Karl Schäckermann and Matthias Jacobs, is a managed security solutions provider providing event or activity log management services to small and medium-sized enterprises on the basis of business process outsourcing.



LogScreen's core services comprise the integrated collection, processing, correlation, assessment, alerting and trending of security and risk information from IT systems and networks and it also provides log retention and digital forensic services.



Other NovaUCD companies that have taken on new staff this year include Aonta Technologies, BiancaMed and Enzolve Technologies, bringing to 30 the total number of new tech jobs created by NovaUCD client companies so far this year.



NovaUCD is the UCD Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre. It is the hub of knowledge transfer activities from the university and  is responsible for the commercialisation of intellectual property arising from UCD research.






NovaUCD Director Dr Pat Frain said: "The creation of new jobs by these NovaUCD client companies is clearly important for the long term development of Ireland's Smart Economy.


"It is particularly satisfying for us at NovaUCD in that these new jobs are further evidence of the growing confidence that has been evident among our client companies in recent months.We are delighted to welcome our latest company recruits to NovaUCD.


"These companies are developing innovative products and services and they bring unique expertise and experience to NovaUCD which will make a significant contribution to our community of entrepreneurs." 


Since  its official opening in October 2003 more than 50 companies have occupied incubation space at NovaUCD and used its innovation services.




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