John Scanlan is the Director of Commercialisation, having set up the office at Maynooth University in 2005. John has overall responsibility for business development, metrics, budgets, operations and marketing. John advises the commercialisation executives on all projects in developing opportunities, working from invention disclosure through to spin-off or licence. He also provides guidance on industry collaborations and contracts. Under John’s guidance the Commercialisation Executives devote time to business development and networking with industry and business partners. Through 2016 John is leading the Technology Transfer alliance of Maynooth University, Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), Institute of Technology Carlow (ITC) and Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).