What We Do
MaynoothWorks (formerly the Commercialisation Office) comprises the activities of knowledge transfer, enterprise partnership and entrepreneurship innovation (business innovation centre) at Maynooth University.
This includes developing links with industry, protecting and exploiting Maynooth University generated intellectual property (IP) via licensing and business start-ups and embedding a culture of research commercialisation across the University. A key asset is our team of experienced people - Dr Duncan Casey is our Director, Lorraine Kane is the Operations Manager, Dr Karen Griffin, Dr Paul Tyndall and Peter Conlon are Commercialisation Executives, Joe Moore is the Business Incubation Centre Manager, and Hyehmi Nolan provides administration support. Our team has over 100 years combined industry experience.
Each year MaynoothWorks produces an annual report which highlights our previous years' activity and introduces plans for following year.
The Office is supported by Enterprise Ireland and Knowledge Transfer Ireland under the Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative (2017-2023) and Maynooth University is now part of a technology transfer consortium, an alliance led by Maynooth University in partnership with the technological universities Technological University of the South East (SETU formerly Waterford IT and IT Carlow), and Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS formerly AIT) . The Consortium is focused on ensuring a professional and efficient approach to the identification, protection and commercialisation of research at each institution and are committed to enhancing the innovative capacity of Irish based industry, working with researchers to ensure collaboration of technology transfer is in line with best practice nationally and internationally.