IU35 Speakers 2023


2023 Speakers

Anne Marie Conlon

Head of Economic Development

Charlie McConalogue

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Colin Walsh

Chief Executive

Denise McQuaid

Director of Innovation Scouting at Co-Cubed

Dr Adrian Johnston MBE

Director of Strategic Business Development

Dr Andrew Wood

CATAGEN CEO and Founder

Dr Ciarán Richardson

Research and Development Manager

Dr Luis Alonso

Research Scientist in the City Science group and Principal Investigator of the Andorra Living Lab Project

Dr Orla Flynn

President, Atlantic Technological University

Dr Rick Officer

Vice President for Research and Innovation, Atlantic Technological University

Elaine Smyth

Director of the Innovation Community at Catalyst

Fergus Begley

Start Up Manager for Research & Innovation at Ulster University

Garvan O’Doherty

CEO of Garvan O’Doherty Group (GODG)

Georgios Nounesis

Director & Chairman of the Board of the National Centre for Scientific Research

Giancarlo Di Vece

CEO Unosquare, Guadalajara, Mexico

Gillian Buckley

Investment Manager with the Western Development Commission

Gormfhlaith Ní Thuairisg

Communications and Marketing Manager for Údarás na Gaeltachta

James Brown

Managing Director for Ireland & the UK of Hexicon

John Ferris

Dealmaker, Department for International Trade

John G. McLaughlin

Chief Executive of Donegal County Council

John Kelpie

Chief Executive of Derry City and Strabane District Council

Julia Prakapovich

Partner, Interface Fund

Liam Blaney

Mayor of Donegal

Marga Hoek

Marga Hoek

Global Author & Speaker

Mary McKenna

Co-founders of Learning Pool

Mary Uí Chadhain

Cathaoirleach Eatramhach Údarás na Gaeltachta

Máire Ní Einniú

Development Executive, Údarás na Gaeltachta

Nicklas Bergman

Entrepreneur and Deep-Tech Investor

Paul Phelan

Vice President Operations, Letterkenny Site Director, Optum

Pearse Doherty

Deputy Leader (Dáil), Spokesperson on Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform

Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh

President University of Galway

Professor Jim Livesey

Vice-President for Research and Innovation, University of Galway       

Professor Kristel Miller

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

Professor Paul Seawright

Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Ulster University

Pól Ó Dochartaigh

Deputy President and Registrar at Ollscoile na Gaillimhe - University of Galway

Rachel McCausland

Associate with TaylorWessing

Sandra Duffy

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council

Sean Flood


Sian Farrell

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of StimOxyGen

Sonia Nic Giolla Easbuig

TV Producer / Director

Steve Orr

Chief Executive Officer of Catalys

Ted Hu

MIT Technology Review

Tomás Ó Síocháin

CEO | Príomhfheidhmeannach

Vanesa Arroyo

Head of Innovation Agency - Andorra Research & Innovation