|Royal College Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)||Head of industry partnerships||Ireland|
Exploring the growing relationship between pharma, digital health companies and data providers
Seamus is Head of Industry Partnership at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His role involves connecting RCSI researcher/clinician expertise with industry need and identifying appropriate funding mechanisms to support this engagement. Since taking up this role in January 2015, Seamus has played a key role in delivering a step-change in RCSI Industry Engagement activities. His current focus is on building large scale strategic partnerships with industry aligned to RCSI’s research strengths. Between 2007-2014, Seamus worked at as Technology Transfer Officer at the University of Limerick. Seamus excelled in this multi-faceted role that extended well beyond the traditional technology transfer role of patent portfolio management and commercialisation. He led complex negotiations on a significant number of UL’s high value, research commercialisation agreements and played a catalytic role in the formation of a significant number of strategic partnerships between UL and industry. Prior to working in UL, Seamus completed a PhD at Trinity College Dublin before undertaking a post-doctoral fellowship and working as a lecturer on the Trinity Access Programme. During this time, he founded and managed two start-up companies.