Eugene Sweeney is the Director of Iambic Innovation Ltd, based in the UK, which he founded in 2000. Iambic Innovation provides consultancy services on innovation, research exploitation and IP management. He has over 40 years of experience taking research results and early stage technologies to the market. His background encompasses research, industry and investment. As a researcher, he formed his first spin-out in 1978. During the 1980’s he worked for a computer manufacturer in the early micro-computer and network industry, where he was responsible for sourcing, licensing-in, acquiring and developing new technologies, and taking them to market. From 1989 to 2000 he was a senior executive at BTG plc, an international early stage technology investment and development organisation, managing, developing and exploiting early stage technologies and IP in the electronics and ICT sectors. He is currently a Senior Advisor for the European Union IP Helpdesk, and a member of the International (ISO) and European (CEN) Standards Committees working on Innovation Management Systems and Intellectual Property Management.