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Invention is thrilling...but to achieve real success it must be translated into impact

It is the beginning of a journey, not the end of one. Innovation takes time.

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From Idea to Impact

Queens researchers are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. By working in collaboration with faculty, investors and our network of partners, the commercialisation teams are here to help translate your inventions into societal impact.

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Innovation Programmes

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Business Innovation Contacts

Brian McCaul, Director of Innovation & CEO QUBIS Ltd 

Kerry McCormick, PA to Director of Innovation & CEO QUBIS Ltd

Commercial Development

Paul Donachy, Head of Commercial Development

Ann McConnell, Commercial Development Manager (Chemistry & Pharmacy)

Jason Wiggins, Commercial Development Manager (Engineering & Physical Sciences)

Alex Chacko, Commercial Development Manager (Medicine, Health & Life Sciences)

Dermot Tierney, Intellectual Property Manager

Intellectual Property Assistant

Joan Grieve, POC Programme Support

Spin-outs & Investment

David Moore, Head of Spin-outs & Investment

Darach Neeson, Spin-out Manager


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Belfast, BT7 1NF 

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