Speakers

    • Ian Collins - Partner and Head of Research & Development Tax Services, EY

      Ian Collins – Partner and Head of Research & Development Tax Services, EY 

      Ian is a partner and head of EY Ireland's Research & Development tax group, which is a multi-disciplinary team comprised of engineers, scientists, and tax professionals. Ian advises multinationals and small and medium-sized companies on all matters related to the Irish R&D regime across industry sectors. He has significant experience dealing with Irish Revenue on all matters related to the Irish R&D tax credit regime, has lectured extensively on the subject, and published multiple articles.   Ian also leads EY’s Irish tax depreciation group, overseeing capital allowances...

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    • Martin Curley

      Martin Curley 

      Martin Curley is Senior Vice President at Mastercard and is group head for Global Digital Practice based in Dublin, Ireland. Previously Martin was vice president at Intel Corporation and Director/GM of Intel Labs Europe, Intel’s network of more than 50 research labs across the European region. He also served as a senior principal engineer at Intel Labs Europe leading Intel's research and innovation engagement with the European Commission and the broader European Union research ecosystem. Previously Curley was Global Director of IT Innovation and Director of IT Strategy and Technology at Intel....

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    • Denis Hayes - Managing Director, IRDG

      Denis Hayes – Managing Director, IRDG 

      Denis has been with the IRDG since July 2011, he became Managing Director in 2011. He has over 30 years experience in the fields of research, development and innovation. During this time he has worked for leading brand companies and been involved in a variety of new market activity, product launches and product renovation. He has played a leading role in innovations associated with brands such as Cadbury, Yoplait, Avonmore, Kilmeaden, Heinz, Bulmers, Magners and Ballygowan.

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    • Mr. Donnacha Curley-Director, European Patent Attorney, European Trade Mark and Design Attorney,Hanna Moore &Curley

      Mr. Donnacha Curley-Director, European Patent Attorney, European Trade Mark and Design Attorney,Hanna Moore &Curley 

      Donnacha is a European Patent Attorney and Trade Mark Attorney as well as an electronic engineer, whose specialties include patent prosecution for both university spin-outs, start-ups and Irish SME clients as well has large multinational clients. Donnacha focuses mainly in areas such as software, electronics and medical devices.  Donnacha and the team at Hanna Moore + Curley have in combination over 150 years’ patent and trademark experience.  Our firm is known for friendly service, pragmatic solutions to real-life problems, and achieving real value for our clients by obtaining intellectual pr...

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    • Robert J McCarthy (MBA, Dip.Mgmt) Program Director -  Innovation, Business Development and Operations – IBM Ireland Lab.

      Robert J McCarthy (MBA, Dip.Mgmt) Program Director – Innovation, Business Development and Operations – IBM Ireland Lab. 

      For over Sixteen years Robert McCarthy has worked at the leading edge of IBM's software business. He has during his time held various positions in Business Development, Transformation, Research and Analytics. Robert was a key member of the team that transformed IBM’s operations in Ireland. Today, operating from IBM’s Ireland Lab, he established and leads IBM’s Innovation Exchange, a team focussed at the bleeding edge of IBM’s innovation which acts as a hub for collaboration on applied research and development projects, working closely with academia and SME’s to drive value and impact. Areas of...

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    • Dr. Seán McCarthy- Managing Director- Hyperion Ltd Cork, Ireland

      Dr. Seán McCarthy- Managing Director- Hyperion Ltd Cork, Ireland 

      Dr. Seán McCarthy is Managing Director of Hyperion Ltd (www.hyperion.ie). Hyperion designs training courses to help organisations develop their European Research and Innovation Strategies. In 2016 the European Commission published the list of the top 100 organisations involved in Horizon 2020 (EU Research and Innovation Programme). Hyperion provides training courses in 74 of these top 100 organisations. Since 1995 over 65,000 researchers have attended Hyperion’s courses in 29 European countries.   Hyperion Courses are designed for: Directors -...

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    • Dr. Deirdre Quinn-Research Support Officer, IRC Enterprise Suite

      Dr. Deirdre Quinn-Research Support Officer, IRC Enterprise Suite 

      Dr Deirdre Quinn is a Research Support officer with the IRC. She liaises with industry and academia to promote the Enterprise Suite of Programmes, coordinates funding and contributes to scheme development. Previous roles include Graduate Development at Maynooth University and Project Officer with the digital humanities institute, An Foras Feasa.

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    • Dr. Jennifer McKenna -R&D Intel

      Dr. Jennifer McKenna -R&D Intel 

      Dr. Jennifer McKenna has worked on leading edge semiconductor technologies for the past 14 years including process engineer roles for two technology transfers to the Intel Ireland site. Jennifer currently works in the Silicon and Nano research group and has responsibility for the Silicon and Nano Intel IRCSET program.

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    • Dr. Justin Sinnott-Programme manager on the IRC Enterprise Suite

      Dr. Justin Sinnott-Programme manager on the IRC Enterprise Suite 

      Dr Justin Sinnott is the Enterprise Programmes Manager with the Irish Research Council. Previously roles included managing European based research programmes. Justin has also worked with the Higher Education Authority in a range of higher education roles including ones in research policy, funding, apprenticeships and labour market activation initiatives including Springboard.

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    • Tom Maher CTO & Co-Founder, Asavie

      Tom Maher CTO & Co-Founder, Asavie 

      As co-founder of Asavie, Tom is the technical visionary behind the Asavie PassBridge™ platform, which enables companies securely deploy mobility and IoT projects globally. Tom has a long engineering career, delivering data/telecommunication and security products for industry leaders such as Baltimore Technologies, AT&T Network Systems/Lucent, Eicon Technology and AEP Systems. Tom has computer science qualifications from Trinity College, Dublin City University and an MBA from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, UCD. Tom is Asavie’s representative on the Industrial Internet Cons...

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    • Dr Hubert (Hugh) Henry- Head of Innovation and R&D, Bord na Mona Plc.

      Dr Hubert (Hugh) Henry- Head of Innovation and R&D, Bord na Mona Plc. 

      Presentation Title: Collaboration – The key to successful research and innovation in Business? Presentation Synopsis: In order to maximize the impact of our research and innovation activities it is becoming increasingly necessary to extend the confines of our usual business reach by partnering with ‘others’ to achieve our goals. It is argued that this is a skill which needs to be developed and recognizes all the individual partner requirements in the collaboration team. This paper explores how an iconic Irish semi-state company, Bord na Móna, is do...

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    • Chris Keely- Senior Business Development Manager, Industry Engagement- Trinity College Dublin

      Chris Keely- Senior Business Development Manager, Industry Engagement- Trinity College Dublin 

      Dr. Chris Keely is the Senior Business Development Manager in the Office for Corporate Partnership and Knowledge Exchange (OCKPE) at Trinity College Dublin. He has responsibility for industrial engagement and new business generation. He had worked with technology focused multinationals and indigenous Irish companies in the areas of advanced materials, new product development, manufacturing technologies and reliability engineering. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Keely was Head of Industrial Engagement at CRANN (the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices), the coll...

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    • Brendan Lawlor CMC MBA Partner (Innovation 21)

      Brendan Lawlor CMC MBA Partner (Innovation 21) 

      Consultant, project and programme manager and business advisor with 25 years experience of assisting Multinational companies, SME's, funding agencies, VC's, organizations and individuals. Worked across a range of industries and sectors. Particular strengths in research and innovation management, strategic and operations management, project and programme management and leadership, management development and business development. Worked with clients across all of the major industry sectors in Ireland including Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Re...

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    • Jim Fitzsimons –Technical Consultant Helix Innovation Partnerships

      Jim Fitzsimons –Technical Consultant Helix Innovation Partnerships 

      Bio: Jim Fitzsimons is a Past President of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors, the representative body for the consultancy sector in Ireland. Jim set up and is also Lead Partner in Riverwest Management, a company focussed entirely on funding for Innovation and growth. He has also worked as a Technical Consultant for Helix Innovations Partnerships and  Intertrade Ireland’s Innovation programmes for 13 years. In that time has been put together hundreds of Fusion projects across the island between SME’s and Third Level Colleges. Mostly he has worked partnerin...

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    • Dr. Annaik Genson  - Consultancy Manager-Dublin Institute of Technology

      Dr. Annaik Genson – Consultancy Manager-Dublin Institute of Technology 

      Dr Annaik Genson manages consultancy services at CREST DIT as part of the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway Network. CREST provides a range of professional technical services and expertise in corrosion control, materials surface characterisation and development of novel surface coating solutions for a range of industries from Irish SMEs to multinationals. CREST is an ISO 9001:2008 accredited national approval laboratory for many Irish government bodies including the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, NSAI, OPW, NRA, several city and county council bodies.   ...

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    • Damian Costello - Managing Partner, Decode Innovation

      Damian Costello – Managing Partner, Decode Innovation 

      Speaker Bio: Damian has more than 20 years’ consulting experience, having delivered successful strategy, product, process and service breakthroughs in Ireland, Europe, North America and Asia. For the last 12 years Damian has specialised in Disruptive Innovation – helping incumbents resist attacks or helping insurgents take the maximum market share. Damian has worked with leaders and executive teams across the full spectrum from global multi-nationals to local start-ups. His background in Industrial Design has seen him operate primarily in the Manufacturing Supply Chain i...

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    • Maurice O'Sullivan -Lecturer in Food Science at University College Cork

      Maurice O’Sullivan -Lecturer in Food Science at University College Cork 

      Dr. Maurice O’ Sullivan, a sensory scientist working in the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, UCC launched his book “A Handbook for Sensory and Consumer Driven New Product Development (Innovative Technologies for the Food and Beverage Industry) on the 14th September at the 3rd National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition, CityWest Convention Centre, Dublin. In the past he has worked in the food industry as a sensory scientist and flavor chemist for Diageo Baileys and Guinness as well as holding the position of Global Regulatory Affairs Manager for Diageo Baileys. He has...

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    • Grace McCarthy Research Officer-Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions & EURAXESS at Irish Universities Association

      Grace McCarthy Research Officer-Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions & EURAXESS at Irish Universities Association 

      Grace is a Research Officer for Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions
 & EURAXESS Ireland. Grace holds a BSc in Public health and Health Promotion from University College Cork and an MSc in Biotechnology and Business from University College Dublin. During the masters Grace did training programmes on Horizon 2020 through Hyperion Ltd. Part of this involved working with researchers to develop Horizon 2020 strategies on their different research areas. After the completion of the masters in UCD Grace began supporting and advising start-ups with their opportunities in Horizon 2020. Before arriving ...

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    • Bernard Chanliau -Business Innovation Coach H2020 EASME - BC Leadership Team Coaching

      Bernard Chanliau -Business Innovation Coach H2020 EASME – BC Leadership Team Coaching 

      Bernard Chanliau is the owner of BC Team Leadership Coaching (http://www.teamleadership.ie/) and a registered European Business Innovation Coach with the SME instrument managed by EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) in Brussels.   As part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the European Commission is hand-picking potentially disruptive businesses to invest and support as part of the SME Instrument. Businesses can receive up to €2.5 million in funding, and world-class busine...

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    • Achim Schmalenberger - Lecturer at University of Limerick

      Achim Schmalenberger – Lecturer at University of Limerick 

      Achim Schmalenberger holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Braunschweig and has 20 years of research experience in microbiological processes in plant roots and soil. After research positions at the University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield, he joined the University of Limerick as Lecturer in Microbiology. In 2011 he became a Marie Curie Research Fellow and in 2016 he joined the editorial board of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group). His research group is investigating the soil and plant root microbiome and their capabilities to promote plant growth through micro...

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    • Dermot Brabazon- Director of Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre and Professor at Dublin City University

      Dermot Brabazon- Director of Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre and Professor at Dublin City University 

      Dermot Brabazon received his BEng (Mechanical Engineering) and PhD (Materials Science) from University College Dublin. From 1995 to 2000 he worked with Materials Ireland, a state materials science research centre. He was appointed as a lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Dublin City University (DCU) at the start of 2000, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006, Deputy Head of School in 2007, to Associate Dean for Research in 2009, and to Professor in 2014. In recognition of his academic achievements and contributions to development of engineering technologies, he ...

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    • Sinéad Murnane -Research Fellow at Innovation Value Institute, Maynooth University

      Sinéad Murnane -Research Fellow at Innovation Value Institute, Maynooth University 

      Sinéad Murnane is a Research Fellow at the Innovation Value Institute, Maynooth University. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and recipient of the JFK Memorial Scholarship. Her research is concerned with exploring collaboration, knowledge sharing, and skills development in multi-disciplinary and knowledge-intensive environments. Sinéad lectured extensively at postgraduate and undergraduate levels on Collaborative Knowledge Sharing, Innovation Management, and Information Systems Management.  She has presented her research internationally and been an invited speaker at the Irish Computer Soci...

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    • Fiona Maverley- Digital Marketing Lead for Global Innovation Pharma at Pfizer

      Fiona Maverley- Digital Marketing Lead for Global Innovation Pharma at Pfizer 

      I currently work as the Digital Marketing Lead for Pfizer Healthcare Ireland. Working closely with brand leads and our technology team, I lead across social strategy, web development and AR/VR in the Irish market.

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    • Juan Valverde Ph.D.-R&D Programme Manager, Monaghan Mushrooms

      Juan Valverde Ph.D.-R&D Programme Manager, Monaghan Mushrooms 

        Juan Valverde has over 10 years’ experience working in the food and drink industry, in the public and private sectors, in policy and innovation roles. Dr. Valverde has worked with diverse stakeholders such as department policy makers, academia, marketing, private enterprise, retails and the media. As R&D Food Science and Technology Programme Manager at Monaghan Mushrooms, Dr. Valverde has implemented key strategic R&D programmes to service new industry trends and shoppers needs, in particular in the area of taste and nutritional development. Dr. Valverde also has previo...

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    • Noeleen McDonald-Soil Researcher-Teagasc, Agricultural Catchments Programme, Johnstown Castle Environmental Research centre, Wexford, Ireland.

      Noeleen McDonald-Soil Researcher-Teagasc, Agricultural Catchments Programme, Johnstown Castle Environmental Research centre, Wexford, Ireland. 

      Noeleen McDonald (PhD, B.Ag.Sc) has been a soil researcher with the Agricultural Catchment Programme for the last 3 years. Where her role is to provide an enhanced understanding of the processes involved that are pivotal in assessing the efficacy of the nitrates directive measures, and improve the understanding of the linkages between nutrient sources and their availability for transport and loss to water. Noeleen is responsible for overseeing the collection, monitoring and quantifying of nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics on farms within the six catchments. Previous to this role her PhD was als...

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    • Cormack Mc Elhinney, CEO Entobia, Ireland.

      Cormack Mc Elhinney, CEO Entobia, Ireland. 

      Cormack Mc Elhinney holds a Ph.D.  from the Institute for Global Food Security (QUB) and has over 10 years’ research experience in the area of food/feed safety and sustainability. Cormack is founder and CEO of Entobia (www.entobia.eu) - a start-up that is focused on the bio-conversion of pre-consumer food waste into a high protein, insect-derived animal feed, ideal for poultry and fish. Presentation Title: Bioconverting waste food into insect-derived animal feed Presentation Synopsis: In Ireland, we waste over 1 million tons of food annually. Corma...

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    • Paul Dillon Director-Technology Transfer Office at University of Limerick

      Paul Dillon Director-Technology Transfer Office at University of Limerick 

      15 Years experience working in electronic design and developement. Founder member of high tech start up company. Developing quality intellectual property support services to academia and industry. Building and scaling new campus companies with high survival rates. Specialties: Strategic Management of intellectual Property IP protection and Commercialisation Univeristy-industry research collaborations. Microelectronics Engineering Presentation Title: Building an Innovation Ecosystem

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    • John Rainford, Chief Executive at Strawberry Fields, Innovation & Technology consultant.  CISCO Network partner and Inventor of the Darwin Innovation Matrix.

      John Rainford, Chief Executive at Strawberry Fields, Innovation & Technology consultant. CISCO Network partner and Inventor of the Darwin Innovation Matrix. 

        Strawberry Fields helps to empower companies and organisations by using a diagnostic process and empowerment tools that defines and maps out the needs and aspirations of the business teams and then plots a course for successful implementation of the innovations that arise from the ‘Darwin Matrix’ collaborative process. It transforms mediocre companies and organisations into highly creative and dynamic businesses.   John has testimonials and proven metrics for his process for Global companies including Research and Technology companies such as Shell Global Solutions. &nb...

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    • Dr Magdalena Wislocka  EURAXESS Ireland officer, Manager of the Scientific Visa Scheme (Hosting Agreement)

      Dr Magdalena Wislocka EURAXESS Ireland officer, Manager of the Scientific Visa Scheme (Hosting Agreement) 

      Dr Magdalena Wislocka (Irish Universities Association, EURAXESS) has been managing the Scientific Visa Scheme (Hosting Agreement) since its introduction in 2007 in Ireland. She is also responsible for responding to helpdesk queries at the EURAXESS office based in the IUA. Magda has been particularly successful in building links and collaboration with various key institutions in Ireland such as: the Office of Science &Technology and the Work Permit Section in the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and the Irish Naturalisation Immigration Service in particular. Magda promoted the ...

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    • Dr Mark Auty, Senior Researcher, Teagasc, Ireland

      Dr Mark Auty, Senior Researcher, Teagasc, Ireland 

      Mark has an honours degree in Microbiology from Surrey and a PhD in food chemistry from UCC. He has published over 60 peer reviewed articles and 4 book chapters.  Research interests are centred on structure-function relationships in food at the nano/micro scale. Examples of previous research include understanding creaminess perception and food nanotechnology. He set up and manages the National Food Imaging Centre based at Moorepark, the world’s first publically funded integrated imaging centre dedicated to agri-food. On-going research projects include nano-structuring of food emulsions via hig...

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    • Darragh Gaffney- R&D Manager at Monaghan Biosciences

      Darragh Gaffney- R&D Manager at Monaghan Biosciences 

      Investing in a Sustainable Future; In his role as R&D Manager for Monaghan Biosciences, Dr Gaffney develops and implements the R&D strategy for the industrial enzyme development company. He manages a team of more than 20 multidisciplinary research and development scientists across Fermentation & Process Technology, Applications Development, Molecular Biology and Analytical Development groups. Monaghan Biosciences has recently been awarded two multimillion euro projects under the H2020 funded Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking. Darragh holds a PhD from the University of Limerick...

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    • Calvin Coffey -General, laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgeon at University Hospitals Limerick

      Calvin Coffey -General, laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgeon at University Hospitals Limerick 

      Recently appointed as Foundation Chair of Surgery at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick and University Hospitals Limerick.  Professor Coffey is a general and colorectal surgeon with a special interest in minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery.  His clinical focus is in colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), pelvic floor abnormalities. He is the recipient of the international James IV Travelling Fellowship Award which is arguably one of the most prestigious international surgical awards.  This was for his work in colorecta...

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    • Conor McTiernan Lecturer at Letterkenny Institute of Technology

      Conor McTiernan Lecturer at Letterkenny Institute of Technology 

      Currently researching the role of trust in knowledge transfer within inter-organisational networks. I am interested in assessing the impact of organisational culture and innovation system structure on knowledge transfer between collaborating organisations and specifically I am examining if the absence or presence of trust between partners has a mediating impact.

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    • Harriet Doig - Information, Advocacy and Research Officer, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland

      Harriet Doig – Information, Advocacy and Research Officer, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland 

      Speaker’s Bio: Harriet graduated from King’s College London in 2005 and has worked in a variety of information provision and advocacy roles in the voluntary sector since, in the UK and Ireland. She has worked at MS Ireland since 27th October 2015. Her role includes promoting and supporting the MS Ireland research agenda and disseminating information on research to our stakeholders. Harriet is also currently studying a Social Science degree at Dublin Business School. Presentation Title: “Multiple Sclerosis research in Ireland in 2016”. Prese...

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    • MÍCHEÁL  O’LEARY – OD PROGRAMME DESIGNER -IRISH MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE-IRELAND

      MÍCHEÁL O’LEARY – OD PROGRAMME DESIGNER -IRISH MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE-IRELAND 

      Mícheál is an Organisational Development specialist with over 9 years’ experience designing, developing & delivering effective and performance enhancing OD solutions for clients in the public, private, semi-state and not-for-profit sectors in Ireland and Asia. Mícheál’s experience includes working as a 3rd level lecturer, HR/OD Consultant and HR Project Manager.

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    • Dr Christine Mullan-Jensen- Research Project Manager at Spark market research

      Dr Christine Mullan-Jensen- Research Project Manager at Spark market research 

      Christine is a qualitative researcher with Spark Market Research. She’s gathered extensive experience in health, social and market research roles across her career. Her inspiration for research began back in the late 90s while studying Psychology in Trinity College Dublin and her early career was in market research on the agency side. She then spent 10 years in health and social research roles most recently as a psychosocial researcher in Novo Nordisk. She’s worked in several countries (Belgium, US, Sweden, France and Denmark) and sectors (voluntary, private and public). With a PhD in Social W...

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    • Sheila Kelly, Strategic Director, Commercial Affairs

      Sheila Kelly, Strategic Director, Commercial Affairs 

      Sheila holds the post of Strategic Director, Commercial Affairs at ICON plc, a specialist clinical research organisation (CRO) that conducts clinical research on behalf of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. She has over 16 years’ experience in the conduct of phase II-IV clinical trials and has a special interest in devising strategic data capture solutions and the implementation of customised clinical data management systems and analytical solutions. In her current role, Sheila is responsible for defining innovation projects for alignment with the overall business strategy, an...

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    • Colin Orr, Senior Director, Product Innovation at Icon PLC

      Colin Orr, Senior Director, Product Innovation at Icon PLC 

      Colin Orr is a senior director in product innovation at ICON plc. Colin has a primary degree in computer science and has over 20 years’ experience implementing data warehousing and business intelligence solutions across a broad range of industries. Colin works in the highly regulated and conservative world of clinical research focused on developing innovative technology solutions to accelerate and reduce the cost of clinical trials. He has a passion for healthcare and is a strong advocate of using the vast amount of data already collected from patients to improve the quality of healthcare, imp...

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    • Sean McNulty-Chairman and Director at Dolmen

      Sean McNulty-Chairman and Director at Dolmen 

      Sean McNulty founded Dolmen product design in 1991. In the last 25 years Dolmen has developed award winning, IP rich products for multinational, SME and entrepreneurial clients across the FMCG, ICT, Telecoms and Life Sciences sectors. Clients include ABB, Diageo, Hollister Inc, Stryker, Moocall, Klas Telecom, Merlyn Showering and Ash Technologies. Sean is a national expert on Lean Product Development and has led working groups on the development of a new CEN in Innovation Management as well as new award winning standards of Universal Design in the energy and tou...

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    • David Trevitt Delivering Business Value from Innovation

      David Trevitt Delivering Business Value from Innovation 

      A highly qualified and accomplished manager and consultant with substantial recent experience of helping organisations build their capability to deliver value from their information and technology investments. Utilises a wide range of objective, non-judgemental assessment and facilitation techniques to help client companies deliver pragmatic change across full commercialisation life-cycle. Significant working experience in dynamic international markets, including: * Interim and permanent senior executive management * Innovation of diverse products, services and processes * Managing complex...

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    • exhibitor - Dr.Heather Hayes-Director of Food Innovation- Devenish Nutrition Limited United Kingdom

      Dr.Heather Hayes-Director of Food Innovation- Devenish Nutrition Limited United Kingdom 

      Dr Hayes graduated from Queen University Belfast with a PhD in animal nutrition before developing a career in the animal feed industry as a multi-species nutritionist. She has been responsible for the development & management of poultry R & D facilities within Devenish & since 2014 has been Director of Food Innovation responsible for the development of bio-enriched primary food products for the benefit of human health.   Presentation title : 'One Health - from Soil to Society' Presentation Synopsis:  Metabolic diseases have become ...

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    • Himanshu – EU Marie Curie Researcher at Teagasc

      Himanshu – EU Marie Curie Researcher at Teagasc 

      Himanshu is an EU Marie Curie Researcher working at the Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre at Teagasc. He is currently working on optimization of biogas production from grass silage and other feedstocks in an EU funded project - ATBEST (Advanced Technologies for Biogas Efficiency, Sustainability and Transport). Himanshu has extensive experience in optimization and production of biogas, software development, hydrological modelling, 3D design & printing and IoT solutions

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    • Armin Kukuck, Product Manager, C. Gerhardt GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

      Armin Kukuck, Product Manager, C. Gerhardt GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 

      After his apprenticeship for a higher degree lab technician at Bayer AG in Leverkusen, Armin Kukuck worked in different R&D labs of the company, mainly in the field of crop science. A MA in International Management at Magdeburg University and further work experience at Grünenthal Pharma, GE Healthcare and German governmental institution followed. Armin has worked for almost ten years as product manager at C. Gerhardt GmbH & Co. KG developing automatic reference methods for food and feed analysis, his special field is the Kjeldahl method for nitrogen and protein determination. Arm...

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    • Dr Diane Cooper -Coordinator and Lecturer BSc Sports Science in AIT

      Dr Diane Cooper -Coordinator and Lecturer BSc Sports Science in AIT 

      I am a clinical exercise physiologist with a degree in sports science and a PhD in exercise physiology and metabolism from DCU. My PhD research focused on developing the optimal lifestyle intervention for weight loss and health, and I continue to be an active researcher in this area. I coordinate and lecture on the BSc Sports Science with Exercise Physiology in Athlone Institute of Technology and have done since September 2011. I lecture predominantly in the areas of exercise physiology and metabolism, and clinical exercise physiology, and I supervise masters and PhD research in these areas. I...

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    • Patrick Hall – Development Director -Maddison Product Design

      Patrick Hall – Development Director -Maddison Product Design 

        Patrick joined Maddison in 2010, and has a mixed role covering business development, project management and technical consulting.  He has 20 years’ experience in product development as a design engineer and project manager working in companies including IDEO and P&G.  He has worked in a broad range of industries including medical devices, life sciences, FMCG, business electronics and industrial products.  He has a deep understanding of how products are transformed from ideas into reality and how to limit technical risks.  He acts as a panel member on University innovation clinics...

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    • Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Freelance Technology and Commercial Law Solicitor, Ireland

      Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Freelance Technology and Commercial Law Solicitor, Ireland 

        Elizabeth is a freelance technology and commercial law solicitor, co-founder of Dublin Legal Hackers and member of the Technology Committee of the Law Society of Ireland. Elizabeth has extensive experience of commercial contracts and regulatory issues in the technology sector.   Presentation Title: Managing for Brexit – Hope is not a plan

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    • Stefano Messori - Design Strategist @ Strategic Desing Hub

      Stefano Messori – Design Strategist @ Strategic Desing Hub 

        Stefano’s aim is to facilitate a design thinking agenda in organisations pursuing a strategic innovation approach. Stefano collaborates with the management of medium sized and large organisations (on ad hoc projects) but also with start-ups, through online learning and group facilitation sessions.   In addition to promoting and facilitating the adoption of a design agenda within organisations, Stefano encourages managers to challenge their current understanding of their work and the mental models they have created to explain reality.   Stefano’s on-line courses ...

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    • Bob Gray-Design Director-Red&Grey

      Bob Gray-Design Director-Red&Grey 

      With a background of design and education both in Ireland and Holland, Bob understands the value of a design ecology and the importance in creating innovative programs that contribute functionally, economically and culturally to society.  Bob is the Design Director of Red&Grey, an undergraduate lecturer in the National College of Art & Design and a partner in the strategic consultancy Adaptive Cultures, Dublin/Amsterdam. Bob is a visiting lecturer in the Dublin Institute of Technology, Trinity College Dublin and L’école de Communication Visuelle in Aix-en-Provence, France. Bob was the ...

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    • Mark O’Sullivan-Director & Head of R&D Technical Services- BDO Ireland

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      Mark O’Sullivan-Director & Head of R&D Technical Services- BDO Ireland 

      Mark has significant experience in working with companies across all sectors having worked solely in R&D tax credit practices in both KPMG and BDO since 2011. During this time Mark has been involved in compiling hundreds of R&D tax credit claims and qualifying over 1,000 projects. This includes compiling and defending a number of the largest R&D tax credit claims made in the country to date.   As head of R&D Technical Services, Mark liaises with clients’ technical personnel to establish what qualifying R&D activities were undertaken in the relevant period of the ...

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    • Duncan Rowe-UK Sales Manager for Milestone products Analytix Ltd

      Duncan Rowe-UK Sales Manager for Milestone products Analytix Ltd 

      Duncan is the UK Sales Manager for Milestone products and has been with Analytix for over ten years. He has overseen the expansion and growth of the Milestone product line in the UK and is excited to now be offering these systems in Ireland. Analytix Ltd supplies sample preparation and analytical instrumentation for the chemical and life science markets. Products include analytical pyrolysis systems, microwave digestion, ashing, extraction, and synthesis systems, mercury analysers, micro GC gas analysers, nitric oxide analysers, supercritical fluid extraction systems,  and Labtech general l...

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    • Dr Manoranjenni Chetty Scientific Adviser and Project Co-ordinator Simcyp Ltd (a Certara Company) United Kingdom

      Dr Manoranjenni Chetty Scientific Adviser and Project Co-ordinator Simcyp Ltd (a Certara Company) United Kingdom 

      Dr Manoranjenni Chetty is a Projects Co-ordinator and Scientific Advisor in the consultancy arm of Simcyp Ltd (a Certara company). Simcyp is a platform for physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modelling and is used by all the major pharmaceutical companies. Simcyp is used during development and therapeutic applications of drugs to simulate the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drug molecules in virtual populations. This tool can also be used in toxicological studies and food technology. Manoranjenni has extensive experience in Academia, hospital pharmacy, and the pharmaceutical ...

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    • Marc Mulligan Author, Motivational Speaker & Public Speaking Coach

      Marc Mulligan Author, Motivational Speaker & Public Speaking Coach 

      Author, Motivational Speaker & Public Speaking Coach, Marc Mulligan delivers the inspirational presentation: Outside the Comfort Zone. This presentation was inspired by Marc’s struggle to recover from brain trauma which left him unable to work for two years. He realised that we stagnate inside of our comfort zones and we thrive outside of our comfort zones. Marc’s passion is in understanding fear, how to overcome it and how by overcoming it we open up a world of possibilities. Marc also advises & guides people with upcoming speeches and presentations through his coaching se...

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    • Mary White-Business Development Standards Manager, at the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI)

      Mary White-Business Development Standards Manager, at the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) 

      Mary White manages the Standards Business Development Department in NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland). This department was established in 2014 to support and promote the relevance, importance and impact of standardization to Irish businesses as a tool in gaining competitive advantage in the market place. It also educates researchers and academia on the benefits of standards, the role of standards in research funding and it encourages more companies to engage with the standards process. Prior to this role, Mary established the Temperature and Humidity Laboratory in the Nat...

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    • Derek Henry- Partner, Head of R&D Tax Services, BDO

      Derek Henry- Partner, Head of R&D Tax Services, BDO 

      Presentation Title: Life Cycle Funding for R&D Projects- From Inception to Exploitation. Presentation Synopsis: The talk will briefly discuss the various sources of funding for each phase of an R&D project such as: 1. EI grants 2. SFI 3. LEO 4. EIS schemes both private placement and fund options 5. Traditionally banking 6. Development capital 7. VC 8. Listing 9. Sale Speaker Bio: Derek Henry is Partner in BDO’s R&D Tax Services department. Derek leads a team of experts, including engineers and accountants,...

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    • Dr James Kennedy, R&D Manager, Mazars Ireland

      Dr James Kennedy, R&D Manager, Mazars Ireland 

      Speaker Bio: Dr. James Kennedy is the R&D Manager in Mazars’ Research and Development Tax Credit Group. James is responsible for advising clients on R&D tax and scientific issues, analysing organisations and maximising their R&D potential and tax benefit.He is also a Science Foundation Ireland Principle Investigator and Chartered Engineer. Presentation Title: R&D Tax credits and the Knowledge Development Box- A driver for your Innovation Presentation Synopsis: With increased demands on Industry to develop the nex...

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    • John Tiernan-Clinical Engineer & Service Manager-SeatTech, Enable Ireland, Dublin.

      John Tiernan-Clinical Engineer & Service Manager-SeatTech, Enable Ireland, Dublin. 

      John Tiernan BE MEngSc MA CEng MIEI, Clinical Engineer & Service Manager, SeatTech, Enable Ireland, Dublin. John’s introduction to the field of posture and mobility came through undergraduate work for the OT department in the Royal Hospital Donnybrook, Dublin. This experience led to a Research Masters (MEngSc), the subject of which was wheelchair design. Since completing this Masters in 2001 John has worked as Clinical Engineer for Enable Ireland SeatTech (www.enableireland.ie/seattech), with N...

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    • Jean Williams- UCD

      Jean Williams- UCD 

      Jean Williams is a graduate student at the University College Dublin Innovation Academy. Her educational achievements include a Masters (Hons) in Geography, a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development and a Bachelor of Arts in History, and Geography (Hons), from University College Dublin. Her research interests focus primarily in Environmental Geography and more particularly on sustainability, climate change and green infrastructure. Jean has co-authored a paper termed ‘The green ‘signature’ of Irish cities: An examination of the ecosystem services prov...

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    • Mary Carroll-Business Strategist & Coach, Growth Potential, Ireland

      Mary Carroll-Business Strategist & Coach, Growth Potential, Ireland 

      Mary Carroll is a Business Strategist & Coach with over 25 years experience in design engineering, management consulting and business development. She has worked in senior management and management consulting roles, in various sectors, most recently in medical devices. She has supported clients in strategy development, feasibility studies, inclusion & diversity, business process change, systems implementation, technology acquisitions and executive coaching. Mary now specialises in helping organisations to grow and realise their full potential through her business ...

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    • Richard Linger CEng, MIEI  TEC Gateway Manager, Nimbus, Cork Institute of Technology

      Richard Linger CEng, MIEI TEC Gateway Manager, Nimbus, Cork Institute of Technology 

      Richard has over 25 years experience in high tech startups, innovation and energy projects across the globe. He now manages a Technology Gateway in Cork, developing  IoT technologies for new and established companies with a team of over 65 full-time researchers. They deliver over 70 new IoTrelated projects per annum. Presentation Title: The realities of delivering new IoT (Internet of things) innovation  

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    • Margaret Shine, CEO, SRL Pharma

      Margaret Shine, CEO, SRL Pharma 

      Margaret Shine is the CEO of SRL Pharma (www.srlresearch.com) where we specialize in product understanding through the application of sensory and consumer research, supporting the pharmaceutical community, CRO’s, academia and government with robust business and technical solutions for confident decision-making. Margarets’ global experience spans across prescription and OTC medicine, working in particular with pediatric and geriatric medicine. Margaret is experienced in delivering sensory & consumer training courses across Europe, Asia and the U.S. She is the recipient of the 2014 Rubico...

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    • Liz Sheehan- Researcher SRL Pharma

      Liz Sheehan- Researcher SRL Pharma 

      Dr Liz Sheehan has worked for over 25 years in sensory and consumer research. She is responsible for leading the sensory and consumer science team at SRL Pharma, in driving local as well as global R&D, sensory training, and innovation activities.  Her expertise in sensory and consumer research has helped SRLs pharmaceutical partners in the development of palatable medicinalproducts that are acceptable to patients/consumers.

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    • Tim Daniels, Marketing Manager, Autoscribe Informatics

      Tim Daniels, Marketing Manager, Autoscribe Informatics 

      Tim has over 30+ years of experience working in national and international markets across a range of software/high-technology products. He is currently the Marketing Manager at Autoscribe Informatics, based near Reading in the UK. Autoscribe Informatics provides database management solutions such as Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) that, uniquely, are graphically configurable requiring no scripting or custom coding to configure solutions. Tim‘s broad background provides a unique blend of practical knowledge and insight to drive all aspects of product and corporate marketing wit...

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    • Dr. Conor Burke, Associate Director (Commercialisation), Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, DCU

      Dr. Conor Burke, Associate Director (Commercialisation), Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, DCU 

      Conor is Associate Director (Commercialisation) with the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI)at DCU. He is a Ph.D. physicist and strategic innovation executive with 17 years’ experience in life sciences R&D.His focus is on building partnerships with industry and supporting spin-out formation to commercialise BDI and DCU research in diagnostics. Presentation Title: "Development of Health Technologies at DCU"

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    • Peter Parbrook-head of the nitride material group,Photonic Centre Tyndall National Institute

      Peter Parbrook-head of the nitride material group,Photonic Centre Tyndall National Institute 

      Peter Parbrook was awarded a first class honours degree in Physics from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland in 1987. His Ph.D., also from the University of Strathclyde, was on the study of the growth and characterisation of wide-bandgap II-VI semiconductors. The majority of this work was carried out on secondment to the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment, Malvern, England. In 1991 on completion of his Ph.D. studies he took a Toshiba Fellowship to continue his research in II-VI materials, working a...

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    • Eoin Nicholson- Business Development and Projects Coordinator for SMARTBAY Ireland

      Eoin Nicholson- Business Development and Projects Coordinator for SMARTBAY Ireland 

      Eoin Nicholson is the Business Development and Projects Coordinator for SMARTBAY Ireland.  He is responsible for the research and development of new projects and opportunities, preparation and submission of funding proposals and the coordination and management of Research and Development projects for the program and test site.  Eoin holds a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Melbourne and a Diploma of Project Management.  His previous experience in the hydropower and water utilities industry includes consulting, asset management, dam upgrade projects and the constructi...

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    • Alistair Hurst-Sales at Marketing Director at emp Biotech.

      Alistair Hurst-Sales at Marketing Director at emp Biotech. 

      Alistair Hurst is the Sales at Marketing Director at emp Biotech. With a background in chemical engineering and inorganic chemistry, he has been involved not only in sales and marketing for more than 25 years within the life sciences industry, but has developed several biomolecule separation technologies.  These range from small (laboratory) scale sample preparation prior to analysis (proteomics 2D-gels, LC/MS, etc.) through the development of large-scale manufacturing of bio-therapeutics (antibodies, proteins, etc.). Presentation Title: SMART Chromatography™...

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    • Mark Bannon- CEO of VT Networks

      Mark Bannon- CEO of VT Networks 

      CEO of VT – the operator of Ireland’s only dedicated Internet of Thingsnetwork. Presentation Title: Internet of things - enabling innovation through the Sigfox network

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    • Helen Hasenfuss- PhD Researcher, University of Limerick

      Helen Hasenfuss- PhD Researcher, University of Limerick 

      Helen Hasenfuss is a PhD researcher in the Interaction Design Center at the University of Limerick. She received an Irish Research Council scholarship in 2013 and is in her final year of study. Her research question explores the characteristics and technology required for designing physical agents to be used in swarm or hive computing arrangements. Her research interests include multidisciplinary approaches to designing interactive interfaces, modeling for 3D printing, automation, smart fluids and bio-mimicry. Presentation title  An exploration of real-time progr...

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    • Gary Rainsford- Clinical & Innovation Program Manager , Biomedical Research

      Gary Rainsford- Clinical & Innovation Program Manager , Biomedical Research 

      Gary is the clinical and innovation program manager at BMR, a global SME medical device company who specialize in electrical muscle stimulation therapy. He is responsible for delivering and managing clinical projects for regulatory submissions and marketing purposes as well as coordinating innovation projects and pre NPD concepts prior to their entry into the product portfolio. Gary holds a degree in Sports Science (University of Limerick) and also trained as a Physiotherapist at Kings College London before entering the medical device sector in 2008. Since moving into industry he has completed...

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    • Paidi O Reilly- Adjunct Innovation Lecturer, UCC

      Paidi O Reilly- Adjunct Innovation Lecturer, UCC 

        Speaker Bio: Dr Paidi O’Reilly is a plain talking innovation workshop facilitator, trainer and speaker. He is a Research Fellow at the SFI funded Infant Centre in University College Cork (UCC). He is on the global lecturing panel at the Irish Management Institute and is an adjunct innovation lecturer at UCC. In the past he has been Director of Innovation & Research with a UK headquartered technology company. Presentation Title: Innovative Thinking. Moving from ‘playing not to lose’ to ‘playing to win’” Presentation Synopsis:...

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    • Dr John Carrigan-Chief Scientific officer, RebelBio

      Dr John Carrigan-Chief Scientific officer, RebelBio 

      SOSV’s Cork-based global bioaccelerator initiative, which is dedicated to funding and building startups for the purpose of aiding humanity. RebelBio is short for ‘Rebellious Biotechnology’, a new way for scientists, entrepreneurs and tinkerers to shape their own destiny and make something that matters. RebelBio provides seed funding and mentorship to drive this transition in only four months, before launching its graduate companies into the world of biotechnology to make their fortune, buffered by the company’s many alumni, partners and partner investors.

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    • Frances Mitchell-Business Development Manager – Dolmen

      Frances Mitchell-Business Development Manager – Dolmen 

      Dolmen are Ireland’s leading product design and innovation consultancy. Frances manages sales, marketing and business development for Dolmen since 2015.   Previous to this role she was Head of Programme Development for the Innovation Academy UCD, CEO of Crash Ensemble and a Process Engineer for Procter&Gamble. She has a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from UCD, a Masters in Music and Media Technology from TCD and an MBA from DCU. She has also trained with the Kaos Pilots in Denmark, Steve Blank in Berkelely, NatCen Social Research and RocheMartin.   Throughout her...

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    • Michael Hill- Founder & CEO, Sensipass

      Michael Hill- Founder & CEO, Sensipass 

      Originally from the US, Mike is the Founder and CEO of SensiPass.  He has been awarded patents for his interactive user authentication method and recognised as a thought leader for his approach to digital identity.  Mike brings more than 25 years of experience in risk management, physical and digital security and served as a nonproliferation consultant and contractor to the US DoE for commercialising technologies from the former Soviet weapons labs. Presentation Synopsis: With the growing adoption of mobile computing, the Internet of Things and machine learning, our ...

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    • Marie Mc Carthy, Director, Product Innovation ICON

      Marie Mc Carthy, Director, Product Innovation ICON 

      Marie Mc Carthy, Director Product Innovation, is part of the multidisciplinary Innovation Team at ICON PLC with responsibility for developing solutions in the direct to patient paradigm.  Here the primary focus is on the use of wearables and sensors to collect clinically sensitive endpoints in non-clinical settings, such as the patient home.  Previously worked with Philips Respironics, building awareness of the value of Actigraphy endpoints as objective measures of clinical change among Clinicians and Researchers.

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    • Willie Muehlhausen, Head of Innovation, DVM

      Willie Muehlhausen, Head of Innovation, DVM 

      Willie developed his entrepreneurial skills early in his career and started his first venture when he was still in training at the Free University of Berlin School of Veterinary Medicine. He provided technical research services for a number of pharmaceutical and bio-chemical clients. His clients were seeking environmental (safety) data of chemical and pharmaceutical compounds. After he graduated from vet school, he provided veterinary research services to veterinary pharmaceutical sponsors who studied environmental impact of their drugs. In 1998 Willie moved into corporate organizations and...

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    • Gerry Byrne-Director, GB Innovation Ltd

      Gerry Byrne-Director, GB Innovation Ltd 

      Professor Gerry Byrne is one ofIreland’s most senior international academic mechanical engineers. He is the former College Principal for Engineering and Architecture and Dean of Engineering at University College Dublin, UCD reporting directly to the President. He has been the Professor of Mechanical Engineering in UCD since 1993. Prior to taking up his professorship, he led a division of Daimler Benz AG in Germany in the area of Manufacturing Processes and the Environment within the Corporate Research and Development Directorate. He worked for several years as an Expert on the Irish Revenue Pa...

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    • Ciarán Duffy-Senior Scientific Officer with Enterprise Ireland,

      Ciarán Duffy-Senior Scientific Officer with Enterprise Ireland, 

      Ciarán Duffy, is a Senior Scientific Officer with Enterprise Ireland, Ireland’s government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets in addition to being Irelands national contact agency for EU Framework programmes. Ciarán currently holds the role of European Advisor – EU horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme 2014-2020, and is one of two National Contact Point for Societal Challenge 1 (Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing). Ciarán is also the Member States Representative for the Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking a...

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    • Raymond McGreal-Employer Service Manager, Seetec Employment & Skills Ireland

      Raymond McGreal-Employer Service Manager, Seetec Employment & Skills Ireland 

      • Results driven leader with over 20 years business experience and MBA. • Proven ability to motivate and develop staff. Creates and implements strategic plans. • Improves structures/controls, governance and reduces costs. • Optimising finances, sourcing new revenue streams. Manages human resources/mentors staff • Aligns individual activities with organisational goals and improves employee morale • Builds strong culture and brand. Has turned organisations around. Presentation Title: ‘free recruitment for employers’

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    • Bernadette McGahon – Research & Innovation Services Manager at Industry Research & Development Group ,IRDG

      Bernadette McGahon – Research & Innovation Services Manager at Industry Research & Development Group ,IRDG 

      Over 17 years leading high performance innovation and business development within the public and private sectors. Shaped highly successful research development & innovation strategies and support programmes, delivering significant return on investment and commercial impact. Mature skills in designing and commissioning research to drive innovation with numerous published policy reports. Excellent communicator, influencer and relationship manager who has established positive networks with key government departments, R&D funders and industry bodies throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland, US...

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    • Breda O’Toole, Head of Business Development and Client Networking IDA Ireland

      Breda O’Toole, Head of Business Development and Client Networking IDA Ireland 

      A native of Connemara, Breda joined IDA Ireland 13 years ago after spending much of her career in the UK.  She has worked as IDA’s Head of HR, Regional Business Development and most recently Heads up a team supporting the growth of 230 small to medium sized multinational companies in the IDA portfolio.  Breda’s team also works on new product offers for clients of IDA and particularly for those clients who want to travel a transformational journey towards continuous improvement and product/services innovation. Previously, Breda worked as Head of HR and Policy at Bolton Metropolitan Borough C...

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    • Willie Muehlhausen, DVM Head of Innovation

      Willie Muehlhausen, DVM Head of Innovation 

      Willie developed his entrepreneurial skills early in his career and started his first venture when he was still in training at the Free University of Berlin School of Veterinary Medicine. He provided technical research services for a number of pharmaceutical and bio-chemical clients. His clients were seeking environmental (safety) data of chemical and pharmaceutical compounds. After he graduated from vet school, he provided veterinary research services to veterinary pharmaceutical sponsors who studied environmental impact of their drugs. In 1998 Willie moved into corporate organizations and...

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    • Arran Dowling-Hussey- Editor, Construction, Engineering & Energy Law Journal of Ireland

      Arran Dowling-Hussey- Editor, Construction, Engineering & Energy Law Journal of Ireland 

      Arran Dowling-Hussey is a practising Barrister, Arbitrator and Mediator. He edits the Construction, Engineering and Energy Law Journal of Ireland. Arran is a former full time member of the School of Law of Dublin City University Presentation Title: Managing Intellectual property rights

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    • Dr Liam Lewis - Centre Manager, Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis, Cork Institute of Technology

      Dr Liam Lewis – Centre Manager, Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis, Cork Institute of Technology 

      Speaker’s Bio: Dr Liam Lewis Completed his PhD in 2007 in UCC in the area of Semiconductor materials for light sources. After a one year post doc he joined the CAPPA centre in CIT with the aim of bridging the gap between research and industry and in particular to show how the use of photonics and advanced imaging techniques can add value to the industrial cycle. He is currently manager of the CAPPA centre gateway, with an annual turnover of ~ €2M per year.  

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    • Margaret Clancy, Head of Global Sales Transfermate

      Margaret Clancy, Head of Global Sales Transfermate 

      Margaret Clancy is Head of Global Sales for one of Ireland’s most innovative FinTech companies specialising in international payments. Leading the change within the global payment FinTech sector, TransferMate offer client’s better exchange rates, eradicates bank fees and offer faster payment service when sending and receiving international payments. Margaret has been instrumental in the growth of TransferMate, which has processed in excess of $7 billion in transfers to date. In 2016, Margaret was named as Employee of the Year at the Kilkenny Business Awards and finalist in The Irish Early C...

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    • Peter Conlon, Commercialisation Executive, Maynooth University, Ireland

      Peter Conlon, Commercialisation Executive, Maynooth University, Ireland 

      Responsible for industry collaborations, development of licensing opportunities with industry, fostering of high-tech spin-out companies from Maynooth University, supporting business planning and product roadmap development.Advisesindustry on maximising strategic impact through collaboration. Peter is part of a team that provides technology transfer supports to consortium partner’s IT Carlow, Athlone IT and Waterford IT. Presentation Title: “Beyond Collaboration: Leveraging expertise in Universities and Institutes of Technology”  Presentation Synopsis:...

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    • Ray Walshe- Funded Investigator (FI) in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in Dublin City University.

      Ray Walshe- Funded Investigator (FI) in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in Dublin City University. 

      Ray Walshe is a Funded Investigator (FI) in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in Dublin City University. He runs Big Data projects in the areas of Health/Human Performance, Power Electronics and Personal Communication Platforms. Ray is a recognised expert in Big Data Standards where he some of his work includes : - Lead Editor of ISO WG9 Big Data Standards, -  Head of Ireland Delegation for Big Data at NSAI, - Member of Cloud Select Industry Group (C-SIG) for DG-CNECT, Software and Services, Cloud Unit at European Commission , - Steering Board member for  NetWorld2020, the...

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