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 in the fields of cutting technology, composite material manufacturing and additive manufacturing, particularly in the context of Industry 4.0.
  • Progressing  the ReaDI-Watch product suite 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.

Role

  • Supporting the Fraunhofer Senior Advisor, Professor Gerry Byrne with marketing, communication, administration and comparable activities in Ireland through the office of the Senior Advisor.He supported the coordination and project management of the “Biologicalisation: Biological Transformation in Manufacturing” activities between 6 leading manufacturing experts who are CIRP members and the Fraunhofer Think Tank.He also advises and works closely with a number of Multinational Corporations on technical optical engineering projects..

R&D Speciality

  • Insight into Irish R&D infrastructure both from university, applied research and industrial perspective, e.g. into funding agencies, requirements, applied and commercialisation grant applications
  • Expert in R&D project management, execution and completion

Field of expertise

  • PhD in the field of optical engineering for the development of non-contact sensors for use in both the biopharmaceutical and biomedical sectors
  • Particular focus on lensless microscopic imaging systems, novel non-contact sensors for use at the edge of the cloud, applied speckle and biospeckle metrology, both in basic and applied research

Experience 

  • Senior Researcher at UCD’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Director of BRS Research and Innovation Consultants Ltd. specialising in industrially orientated optical engineering solutions
  • Consultant to a number of companies on research strategy, project development and product management
  • Project Leader working on a number of industry funded R&D projects in lensless imaging systems and free space optical switching system for DWDM
  • Project Chief Engineer leading to a successful university spin-out company



 

Associate, 

GB Innovation Ltd.

Role

  • Consultant for Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) excellence

R&D Speciality

  • Information Systems/Strategy

Field of expertise

  • Information Systems
  • Innovation
  • Strategy



Experience 

  • Professor of Innovation at Maynooth University and co-founder of the Innovation Value Institute. 
  • Senior Vice President and group head for Global Digital Practice at Mastercard
  • Vice President at Intel Corporation and Director/GM of Intel Labs Europe, Intel’s network of more than 50 research labs which he helped grow across the European region
  • Senior principal engineer at Intel Labs Europe leading Intel's research and innovation engagement with the European Commission and the broader European Union research ecosystem
  • Global Director of IT Innovation and Director of IT Strategy and Technology at Intel.
  • Ph.D. in information systems from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth
  • Chair of the EU Open Innovation and Strategy Policy group which is driving the further development and adoption of the Open Innovation 2.0 paradigm in Europe
  • Previously a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan Centre for Information Systems Research and currently a visiting research fellow at the CERN Open Lab in Geneva
  • Member of various advisory boards including the EU CAF and the Smart London Board.




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.