Innovation and Patent Management

Created and developed innovation culture for local teams, focus on metrics for innovation within work packages and responsibility splits as well as project content and collaborative opportunities with industry partners and academic institutions. Output metrics in terms of internally published corporate standards and technical documentation, externally published scientific papers and patents, as well as successful government funded project applications with external partners. Approach adopted throughout engineering organisation, with significant exposure for innovation leads to board members.

Developed corporate technical approach for patent-based tax strategy, delivered evidence base for rebate application. Successful application for 1/3 reduction of corporate tax rate over following six years, leading to multi-million euro benefit from existing patent catalogue. Roll-out of subsequent innovation strategy for patent creation, financial incentives for deployment and inventor recognition.