Nautical Enterprise Centre

Nautical Enterprise is a strategic consultancy specialising in designing and implementing optimal solutions for intermodal transport networks and port and terminal operations.

I am currently managing a Fusion technology transfer project between the company and the University of Ulster to develop a new suite of agent-based software to assist in decision support based on accurate interregional cargo movement data.

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Kaymed

Founded in Dublin in 1898, Kaymed is at the forefront of sleep technology. Kaymed designs and manufactures beds and related specialty sleep products.

Following a purchase led by FL Partners, I was retained by the company through Resources Global Professionals to carry out a high-level IT assessment. This led to a focus on the provision of better management sales information and, ultimately, to the design of a new suite of sales reports.

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InterTradeIreland

InterTradeIreland is a cross-border organisation that has been given responsibility by both Governments to boost North/South economic co-operation to the mutual benefit of Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Amongst its programmes, Fusion is an all-island programme which enables knowledge and technology transfer between business and academia to support innovation and increase capability. FUSION develops and facilitates three-way cross-border partnerships and projects between companies, graduates and third level institutions.

I am the South West Regional consultant for Fusion. I identify companies to participate in the programme, assess their eligibility, find academic partners, advise on applications and manage the projects on behalf of Helix.

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Helix Innovation Partnerships

Helix Innovation Partnerships Ltd is a specialist firm of technical and business advisors working at the interface between Government, Academia and Industry.

Helix delivers the Fusion cross-border technology transfer programme on behalf of InterTradeIreland.

I am the South West Regional consultant for Fusion. I identify companies to participate in the programme, assess their eligibility, find academic partners, advise on applications and manage the projects on behalf of Helix.

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Glantreo

Glantreo commercialises materials science technologies for practical industrial and scientific applications.

I am managing a Fusion technology transfer project between the company and Queens University Belfast to refine the company’s process for developing highly monodispersed sub 2 micron silica porous silica particles.

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FL Partners

FL Partners is a boutique investment firm founded by Peter Crowley and Neil Hughes.

Working on behalf of Resources Global Professionals, FL Partners retained me to carry out strategic IT assignments for ATA Group, the Racing Post and Kaymed.

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Fastnet Mussels

Founded in 1984, Fastnet Mussels is a speciality shellfish farming and processing company which prides itself on the quality and innovation of their shellfish products.

I managed a Fusion technology transfer project between the company and the University of Ulster to develop new products, minimise waste and introduce modified atmospheric packaging.

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European Business Register

The European Business Register s a network of National Business Registers and Information Providers from currently 25 European countries. The EBR provides easy access to European company information online fresh from the source Рeach country’s official register.

I have carried out a number of assignments for EBR including:

    a mid-term review of the governance and processes of the BRITE FP7 integrated project;
    some advice on EBR governance issues; and
    assistance in the design of the EBR’s implementation of online services arising from BRITE.
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Enterprise Ireland

I am a member of Enterprise Ireland’s panel of expert facilitators for the Competence Centres Programme – part of the Government’s Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation. The Competence Centres are being delivered jointly by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland. Clusters of companies will work together to overcome common research challenges and drive opportunities for innovation, growth and jobs.

In this role, I have facilitated the development of a Detailed Description of Needs for one competence centre consortium of companies. This DDN sets out the Vision for the Competence Centre, its Research Programme, its structure and funding requirements.

The DDN is currently going through an external examination process and I hope to be able to say more in relation to it shortly.

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Enbio

Enbio provides innovative technology for medical implant surface modification and the application of drugs to such surfaces with the intent of delivering therapy directly to the surgical site leading to improved patient outcomes.

I managed a Fusion technology transfer project between the company and University of Ulster to determine the osteoconductive properties of their process for conveying functionality and drug eluting capability to the surface of metallic implants.

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