Irish startup ecosystem – Gearoid Mooney – OpenReaktor


At 52nd OpenReaktor one of the speakers was Gearoid Mooney from Enterprise Ireland. He shared with the audience how the startup ecosystem looks like in Ireland.
About Gearoid: BEng Electronic Engineering 1984, is Division Manager, Research & Innovation with Enterprise Ireland, Irish government agency that works with Irish companies to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. Geroid has held CTO and project management positions in Irish owned high-tech start-ups and is a Chartered Engineer.
He joined Enterprise Ireland’s Technology Transfer and Business Partnership Programme in 1991. Since then he has been involved in every aspect of Technology Transfer and Business Partnerships, from client consulting through to partner identification and from technology identification through to negotiations.
In October 2004 he became Director of Enterprise Ireland’s ICT research commercialisation function which is charged with maximising the commercial utilisation of ICT research performed in Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology.
In September 2013 he became Division manager Research and innovation which extended his Innovation commercialisation responsibilities to all technology domains and international innovation collaborations.
Gearoid is also a board member at NDRC an early stage investor in tech companies that provides the people, time, space and investment needed at the earliest stages of company creation.
The talk was recorded at #OpenReaktor, a monthly startup meetup taking place in, the coolest startup mansion this side of Atlantic.