Peter joined the office in 2013 as a Commercialisation Executive to focus on the broad area of information and communications technologies working from invention disclosure through to spin-off or licence across all projects. Peter is responsible for industry collaborations and contracts, and for the development and negotiation of licensing opportunities with industry. He plays a key part in fostering the development of high-tech spin-out companies from the University by supporting business plan and product roadmap development, by advising on how licensed University intellectual property can have maximum strategic impact and by supporting companies through their various funding rounds. Through MaynoothWorks, Peter provides technology transfer supports to partners in TUS and SETU. Peter became Director of MaynoothWorks in 2023 having been interim Director of Commercialisation in 2019/2021. Previously, Peter worked as Technology Transfer Project Manager with the Office of the Vice President of Innovation in University College Dublin. Peter has extensive industry experience having worked in various product development and management roles with Agilent Technologies, MV Technology (a successful Irish start-up company), and ABB. Peter graduated with BEng in Electronic Systems from University of Ulster and is a chartered engineer (CEng MIEI). He has an LL.M in Intellectual Property Law and Management from the University of Strasburg (CEPI) and is a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP).