About The Speaker
Paul Maguire is a Head of Innovation and Enterprise, TU Dublin (City Campus).
Dr Paul Maguire has extensive experience in the start-up environment, both in the private and higher educational sectors. He was CEO of a med-tech start-up from 2010 to 2013, securing external seed investment of approximately €1m, and being a launch partner of government’s Health Innovation Hub Ireland. Prior to that role, he led a start-up and technology company providing process control and diagnostic systems to the semiconductor industry, securing first sales, and was part of the negotiation team involved in the mutli-million Euro trade¬-sale of the technical assets to a US company in February 2010.
Paul joined TU Dublin Hothouse in 2013 where he launched 13 spin¬ outs, negotiated and executed 30+ licences and assignments, and secured over €4.5m in commercial research funding. In 2017, Paul was named as the Knowledge Transfer Ireland Achiever of the Year. Paul has a B. Eng. in Electronics and a PhD. in Optical Communications, both from DCU, and an MSc. in Technology Management and Innovation from the Smurfit Business School, UCD. Paul is a Registered Technology Transfer Professional since January 2017.
As Head of Innovation and Enterprise, Paul provides strategic and managerial leadership for knowledge transfer, innovation and enterprise support across TU Dublin (City Campus) and the partnership comprising the Dublin Region Innovation Consortium. He leads a high-performance team of professionals that delivers best-in-class innovation and enterprise supports to academics, students and industry, with a keen focus on knowledge transfer, industry partnerships and entrepreneurship, all leading to real, measurable, impacts within Dublin and nationally.