We are a team of research & development, innovation, technology, software and diagnostics specialists ranging from the fields of mechanical engineering to physics to IT. Our passion is developing metrics for excellence in RD&I and helping our clients achieving excellence.

GB Innovation Ltd. was founded in 2014 in Ireland.

Gerry Byrne


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

David Byrne

Business Development

  • Commerce International (graduate), Msc. Finance (Part Time)
  • Operational Processes within Research, Development, Innovation
  • Benchmarking and Strategic Analysis of Research, Development & Innovation
  • ReaDI-Watch© Digital Platform Implementation & Management
  • R&D Funding Proposals & Reporting (EI, R&D Tax Credit)

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

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
  • Masters of Education, Queen's University
  • Over 20 years experience in sourcing of literature and databases in academic library settings
  • Referencing to current standards
  • Online learning

Garret O'Donnell

R&D Consultant

  • Professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Research in advanced manufacturing technology, process monitoring, sensing, control of HPC operations
  • Experience with biomedical, automotive and aeronautical industries
  • Associate member of the International Academy of Production Engineering (CIRP)

Paul Dunne

R&D Consultant

  • PhD Mechanical Engineering UCD 2002
  • 17 years industrial experience (Marine Renewable Energy/Medical devices)
  • Senior roles (Chief Engineer) in product design, development, certification and commercialisation of complex and innovative engineering systems.
  • Over 30 patents and managed IP generation and IP portfolio.



Pat Scanlan

Software Development

  • Over 30 years of commercial experience in research and development and innovation primarily in the telecommunications and software industry
  • BSc in Applied Mathematics, University of Limerick, 1984, and
    MSc in Technology Management, UCD, Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School 2000
  • Has worked for several leading multinationals as well as start-ups, in roles varying from software and systems engineering to systems and product management
  • Senior Member of IEEE



Martin Curley

R&D Consultant

  • Highly experienced R&D manager
  • Previously Vice-President at Intel Corporation/GM of Intel Labs Europe
  • Led Intel's research and innovation engagement with the European Commission
  • Held management and research positions with General Electric in Ireland and Philips Electronics in the Netherlands