GB Innovation Ltd.

Team Overview


Executive Director, 

GB Innovation Ltd.

Founder of GB Innovation Ltd, with specialised expertise in R&D and Innovation.

 

Technology Monitor, 

GB Innovation Ltd.

Role

  • Monitoring national and international "ahead of the curve" technology developments  and  progressing  the ReaDI-Watch Lite product for GB Innovation Ltd.

R&D Speciality

  • Insight into German R&D infrastructure both from university, applied research and industrial perspective, e.g. into funding agencies, requirements, grant applications
  • Expert in R&D grants and proposal structuring

Field of expertise

  • PhD in the field of diamond coated cutting tools for machining of aluminium alloys
  • Particular focus on machining of fibre reinforced plastics, both in basic and applied research
 

Experience 

  • 10 years experience at Production Technology Centre, Berlin, Germany
  • Chief Engineer at Fraunhofer IPK and Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management
  • Leading of team with 20 engineers working in R&D on machine tool and manufacturing technology development
  • Project lead in large-scale publicly funded projects such as ULTRASPAN with industrial partners including BMW AG, Brembo SGL Carbon Ceramic Brakes GmbH, CeramTec GmbH, Oerlikon Balzers Coating Germany GmbH, Sauer GmbH (http://www.benchwerk.de/projekte/projekt-detailsei...)
  • Leading of directly funded industry R&D projects at Fraunhofer IPK, primarily in the field of cutting tool development




 

Associate, 

GB Innovation Ltd.

Role

  • Consultant for Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) excellence, specialising in the establishment of systems and processes to manage RDI and increase the commercial yield of research and innovation at companies.

R&D Speciality

  • Structuring of R&D and Innovation activities to enhance ideation and accelerate commercial realisation through systematic methodologies and processes.
  • Measuring and assessment of Research, Development and Innovation readiness levels and systematic identification of measures to enhance research performance.

Field of expertise

  • Product Development Systems in particular for automotive products
  • New Technology Management and Advanced Engineering Planning
  • Product Planning and Portfolio Management
  • R&D Program Management
  • Corporate Strategy Development
  • Sales Channel Development
  • Lean Production and Lean Operating Systems  

Experience 

  • Formerly a Senior Engineering Manager with Daimler AG’s Truck and Bus Division in Stuttgart, Germany with project activities in North America, Latin America, India, China and Japan.
  • Extensive experience leading cross-functional and international teams in industrial R&D and Innovation Programs to commercial realisation.
  • Led Corporate Strategy and Sales Push activities with a view to product planning and sales channel development for developing markets that contributed to top-line growth at the company.
  • Project lead for a multi-million Euro new product development and industrialisation project in China with a Chinese partner company.
  • Experienced lean consultant having carried out multiple lean transformation projects at Daimler AGs production and headquarter facilities worldwide, with particular specialisation in Operational Metrics and Performance Management.
  • Project lead for multiple R&D projects at Daimler AG Corporate Research facility with focus on integrated manufacturing and laser-assisted machining.





Associate, 

GB Innovation Ltd.

Expert in the field of R&D and Innovation including manufacturing technology, Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, measurement and sensor systems.


 

Associate, 

GB Innovation Ltd.

Expertise in the field of R&D and Innovation, specialising in optical technology.

 

Associate, 

GB Innovation Ltd.

Expertise in the field of R&D and Innovation, medical technology.

 

Director, 

GB Innovation Ltd.

Founding Director working primarily in Business Administration.

 

Business Development Officer, 

GB Innovation Ltd.

Founding member of GB Innovation Ltd. Current Commerce International student in UCD specialising in the field of Finance. Several roles in GB Innovation Ltd. since its incorporation (2014) including driving product development, managing (and assisting with the execution of) R&D Projects, exploring the strategic direction of the company, and overseeing all administrative activities within the company.