Horse breeding tech firm Equilume spins out from University College Dublin.

University College Dublin (UCD) has spun-out Equilume, a firm that is developing a light mask for horse breeding seasons.

The mask, based on research at UCD’s School of Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering, utilises light therapy. It produces a blue light that simulates the sunlight produced during the late-spring months, tricking the horse into advancing their mating season. Currently, breeders use indoor artificial lighting, but this can prove very costly.

The spin-out process was supported by government commercialisation agency Enterprise…

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