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Leonard Hobbs

Director, Trinity Research and Innovation

Hello and welcome to the website for the Trinity Research and Innovation (TRI) team.

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin has a proud tradition of performing world class research and translating this research excellence into solutions with global economic and social impact. From an input perspective to Trinity, the TRI team is responsible for engaging with external funding bodies, in Ireland and internationally, and connecting these opportunities to Trinity's broad research community. The application of these programs enable scientific breakthroughs across multiple disciplines at Trinity in areas such as technology, health and sustainability. As the level of industry funded research has been increasing in Ireland and in the large European programs, we are increasingly collaborating with indigenous and international enterprises delivering innovations in ICT, advanced materials and translational medicine.

From an output perspective from the university, the team at TRI, are responsible for managing the patent portfolio for the university and for licensing the output of the excellent research to industry partners. Other outputs which are facilitated by the team are consultancy contracts and campus spin out companies.

I do hope you enjoy reading more about the TRI function in the following pages and I would welcome any further inquiries you might have as you explore the research and innovation opportunities at Ireland’s leading university. We have many years of university and industry experience within TRI in managing research programs and delivering on technology transfer objectives. We look forward to establishing effective partnerships with you and our many domain experts and research teams.  I know that you will find your experience with Trinity to be both rewarding and productive as we collaborate to produce excellent science with impactful solutions.

Leonard Hobbs 
Director, Trinity Research & Innovation