The founders of Creme Software, a company which assesses consumer exposure risk to food contamination and environmental concerns, has won the Trinity College Dublin Innovation Award for 2010.
Provost, Dr John Hegarty, presented the award at a special award ceremony yesterday, in recognition of the company’s continuing success in growing and expanding into new markets.
“Creme Software is a wonderful example of what can happen when academic researchers from very different disciplines get together and spark the unpredictable," Hegarty said.
"In this case, a nutritionist and a mathematician spawned a company that is spreading its tentacles across the world and addressing a societal need.”
Co-founder and CEO of Creme, Cronan McNamara, said staff at the company was delighted to accept the award.
"We believe that our focus on innovation will lead to even greater success for the company in the future," McNamara said.
Co-founder and director of Creme, Audrey Crosbie, added, “Industry and governments have a duty of care to protect consumers; Creme can accurately quantify consumers’ safety, allowing the governments to focus resources in those areas that have greatest impact on public health.”
Creme Software was founded as a TCD spin-out company from research in mathematical physics and medicine at the university.
Located on the Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus, Creme Software was incorporated in 2005 and provides high performance computing exposure assessment software and services to international organisations, such as the European Food Safety Authority, the US Department of Agriculture and Unilever, and is expanding its services into new areas of chemicals and cosmetics exposure assessment.