2015 Speakers

    • 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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    • Dr Barry Fennell, KTI

      Dr Barry Fennell, KTI 

      Presentation Title: “Inspiring Partnerships – the National IP Protocol 2016” Speaker Bio: Barry Fennell holds a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Limerick.  He joined the ceramics research unit in Enterprise Ireland in 2000 where he worked with Industry and Academia on a wide range of glass and ceramic research-based projects.  A number of years later he managed the Proof of Concept Programme under the EI Commercialisation Fund.  In 2006, he was nominated as National Contact Point for FP7 Space and served as National Delegate to the Euro...

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