Gerry Byrne

CEO

Gerry Byrne

Professor Gerry Byrne is one of Ireland’s most senior international engineers and has been actively involved in applied R&D and Innovation for over 30 years.  A brief overview of his positions and accomplishments:

  • Former College Principal for Engineering and Architecture and Dean of Engineering at University College Dublin
  • Senior Advisor to the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the worldwide leading applied research organisation
  • Expert on the Irish Revenue Panel for R&D Tax Credits and also on the Research, Development and Innovation Board of Enterprise Ireland (RTI)
  • Member of high level commission responsible for overseeing the Excellence University Initiative in Germany which distributed  €4.5billion in research funding for the coming 5 year period
  • Awarded the Fraunhofer Taler Medal for his outstanding international contribution to applied R&D and Innovation

Aisling Malone

R&D Consultant

Aisling Malone
  • Technology innovation and food manufacturing practices and systems
  • Change management and project management
  • Leading, managing and coaching teams, including high performing team management
  • Business commercials and product commercialisation through systematic R&D processes
  • Broad experience working with external academic and regulatory bodies and internal cross functional teams to assess, sell into the business, deliver viable NPD and manufacturing processes
  • Lean manufacturing and customer manufacturing systems
  • Problem solving, risk assessment and root cause analysis techniques
  • R&D tax credit landscape and application processes

Fiona Sammler

R&D Consultant

Fiona Sammler
  • Professor of Manufacturing and Technical Fundamentals and University of Applied Sciences Berlin, PhD in manufacturing technology from the Technical University Berlin
  • 10 years experience in the German and European RD&I ecosystem, both at universities (fundamental R&D) and the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (applied RD&I)
  • Expert in R&D funding on national and international levels
  • Experience in leading large project consortia in RD&I projects

David Byrne

Business Development

  • UCD Commerce International graduate specialising in the field of finance
  • Strategic roadmapping/product roadmapping linked to financial projections
  • Product lifecycle management from conceptualisation
  • Funding and grants proposals/reporting
  • R&D tax credit reporting

Caoilte Cahill

Creativity developer & Digital content Producer

Caoilte Cahill
  • DIT Film & Broadcasting graduate specialised in video and audio production, screenwriting and motion graphics
  • Creative content development, digital media production and idea flow facilitation
  • Research and writing support
  • Administrative, marketing and online support

Gisela Byrne

Administrative support & controlling

Gisela Byrne

Garret O'Donnell

R&D Consultant

Phil Meagher

R&D Consultant

Martin Curley

R&D Consultant