Dr. Paul Maguire

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Head of Innovation & Knowledge Transfer; TU Dublin & TU Dublin Innovation and Lead Partner; Dublin Region Innovation Consortium (DRIC)

Email: paul.maguire@tudublin.ie

Tel: +353 1 220 5418


Dr Paul Maguire has extensive experience in the start-up environment, both in the private and higher educational sectors. He was CEO of a med-tech start-up from 2010 to 2013, securing external seed investment of approximately €1m, and being a launch partner of Government’s Health Innovation Hub Ireland. Prior to that role, he led a start-up and technology company providing process control and diagnostic systems to the semiconductor industry, securing first sales, and was part of the negotiation team involved in the multi-million Euro trade­-sale of the technical assets to a US company in February 2010.

Paul joined TU Dublin Innovation in 2013 where he launched 13 spin­ outs, negotiated and executed 30+ licences and assignments, and secured over €4.5m in commercial research funding. In 2017, Paul was named as the Knowledge Transfer Ireland Achiever of the Year. As Head of Innovation and Knowledge Transfer, Paul provides strategic and managerial leadership for knowledge transfer, innovation and enterprise support across TU Dublin and the partnership comprising the Dublin Region Innovation Consortium. He leads a high-performance team of professionals that delivers best-in-class innovation and enterprise supports to academics, students and industry, with a keen focus on knowledge transfer, industry partnerships and entrepreneurship, all leading to real, measurable, impacts within Dublin and nationally.

Dr Paul Maguire has a B. Eng. in Electronics and a PhD. in Optical Communications, both from DCU, and an MSc. in Technology Management and Innovation from the Smurfit Business School, UCD.









Granted Patents: US8,945,467 / US9,842,726 / KR101343865 / CN102630337

“Method and apparatus for the detection of arc events during the plasma processing of a wafer, surface of substrate”

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