|Brendan is responsible for developing the commercialisation and business partnership agenda at University College Dublin.
Brendan is an experienced business and technology innovation executive who has worked in the SME and MNC industry sectors in Ireland and the US and also in the Irish public sector.
For most of the 1980s and early 1990s, Brendan held senior engineering and business management roles in the USA at Lattice Semiconductor from the start-up phase through to IPO. On returning to Ireland, Brendan was a member of the launch team for Xilinx Ireland where, as Director of Engineering, he led the expansion of its mandate as an international R&D hub for the corporation.
From 2006 until 2012, Brendan was Director of Technology Transfer at University College Cork where he established this new office and drove commercialisation of a broad range of intellectual property through industry collaboration, licensing and start-up formation.
Brendan graduated with a MEngSc from University College Cork.