CHEM40350 Commerialisation of Chemical Research

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module aims to give students an overview of the process of taking an idea/invention in the lifesciences from early stage research at the laboratory bench all the way through to a successful and lucrative Company Exit. Topics covered will include industry overview, strategic and business planning, fundraising and real-life case studies.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students should:
-Know the factors required to inform the decision as to how to best commercialise new ideas/inventions developed in the laboratory
-Have an understanding of the various elements required in a Business Plan
-Have an understanding of the various mechanisms involved in funding a business in the lifesciences area
-Have a clear idea of the factors which impact upon value generation and the creation of an investible proposition
-Have a clear understanding of the entrepreneurial environment in Ireland and what supports are/aren't available.

Course is Graded as Pass (60%) or Honours (76%).

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active/task-based learning;
Peer and group work;
Case-based learning;
Student presentations, 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: Specific Topic Varies over the Trimester n/a Other No


Presentation: Oral/Written Varies over the Trimester n/a Other No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

The Feedback is directly related to the various Assessments