Each year MaynoothWorks recognises excellence in the commercialisation of research at Maynooth University. We consider activity such as invention disclosures recorded, licence deals completed, new patents filed, spinout company creation and developing new collaborations and links with industry as key factors in bringing research to the market place.
Dr John Stephens of the Chemistry Department was awarded the first John Scanlan Industry Engagement Award. Dr Stephen's research is focused on the discovery and application of new technologies at the interface of Chemistry and Biology. He is currently leading an interdisciplinary collaboration with a large Irish food company. The main focus of John's research is to add value to existing and new product lines. The project is funded through an Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership.