Leonard Hobbs, Director, Trinity Research and Innovation
Leonard graduated from University College Cork Ireland in 1986 with a 1st class honours degree in Electrical Engineering and was awarded the title of ‘graduate of the year’ by the college. He completed a Masters degree at the NMRC (now called Tyndall), at UCC in 1988.
He has been one of Ireland’s leading technologists in the ICT sector with close to 30 years of experience, mostly with Intel, spanning leading edge research to technology transfer to advanced manufacturing and high volume operations in the US, Europe and Ireland. His last role at Intel was Director of Public Affairs with responsibility for driving Intel Ireland’s policy, communications, education and community agendas. Leonard has a very strong network within the industry and the broader business and academic community. He is a valued contributor on multiple boards and advisory groups in Ireland and Europe.
Leonard is currently the Director of Research and Innovation at Trinity College Dublin where he owns the definition and implementation of the research, innovation and enterprise strategy for the University spanning research programs development, contract management, technology transfer, entrepreneurship and enterprise partnership liaison.