Our Innovation & Enterprise Team

Our Innovation & Enterprise mission is to turn ideas into a thriving business or plan, helping to drive economic growth within our regions and across Ireland. Inspired by the ‘quintuple helix’ innovation model which focuses on the interactions among five key elements of society: academia, industry, government, culture, and the environment, we aim to maximise the impact of our research and enterprise development for social and economic benefit tackling the key challenges connected to the global goals for sustainable development. We will do this by facilitating and nurturing the advancement of the best ideas of our staff, learners and our engaged external community from discovery to commercial application by providing key supports to our stakeholders and environments for them to grow and build their ideas in.

Gillian Barry

Head of Innovation & Enterprise

Derek Blackweir

Enterprise Manager Tipperary

Mary Casey

New Frontiers Programme Manager

Nadia Hwigi

New Frontiers Administrator

Maria O'Brien

Innovation & Enterprise Questum

Dr Liam Brown

Vice-President for RDI