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Dr Siobhán Jordan is Head of the Technology Transfer and Commercialisation in Teagasc

Dr Siobhán Jordan commenced her role as the new Head of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation in Teagasc. Dr Jordan will play a key role in the development and leadership of Teagasc’s innovation strategy. She will have responsibility for leading and developing commercialisation relationships with industry, university partners and other stakeholders.

Congratulating Dr Jordan on her appointment, Professor Frank O’Mara, Teagasc Director said; “Siobhán brings a wealth of experience to this important role in Teagasc, and will lead the transfer of research outputs including intellectual property, capabilities and related information between Teagasc, the business community and other stakeholders.  I look forward to working with her over the coming years.”

Dr Jordan holds degrees in Biotechnology and Process Engineering from Dublin City University and a PhD in human genetics from Trinity College, Dublin.

Prior to joining Teagasc she was the founding Director of Interface programme in Scotland implementing the vision of a central point of access for matching business challenges to world-leading research across all Scottish Universities, Research Institutes and Colleges.   The contribution to the Scottish economy by Interface from research and development projects between businesses and academics was estimated in 2021 at £88.9 million GVA, and supporting 1,595 jobs.

A native of Co. Westmeath, previous posts include senior researcher at the Medical Research Council, Human Genetics Unit and Applications Manager for the Proof of Concept Programme, Scottish Enterprise.  Dr Siobhán Jordan has a wealth of experience in the worlds of business and academia and has been a member of many policy organisations including Scotland Can Do Business Innovation Forum, industry Leadership Groups and the Board of Colleges Development Network. 

Dr Jordan said; “I am delighted to be joining Teagasc to head up the Technology Transfer and Commercialisation team to lead commercial engagement with industry and other client organisations.   With sustainability a key priority, I am excited to leverage my track record in industry engagement and networks to explore and develop significant opportunities to enable new partnerships and collaborations.  Harnessing the excellence in research to add value to Ireland’s agri-food sector will further enhance Teagasc’s reputation nationally and globally.”