Director
Technology Transfer Unit
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: troche@ucc.ie

Research Projects

 Project (ID))RoleDescriptionStart DateEnd Date
Hibergen IP Management (R11936)Principal InvestigatorUC23-AUG-0522-AUG-09
Enterprise Ireland - Technology Transfer Initiative (R11644)Principal InvestigatorUC01-DEC-0530-NOV-08
EI Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative Operational Funding for Technology Transfer Offices (R12570)Principal InvestigatorUC09-MAY-0731-DEC-13
Technology Transfer Initiative at University College Cork (R12337)Principal InvestigatorUC24-SEP-0731-DEC-13
SFI - IP Co-ordinator (R13038)Principal InvestigatorUC01-JAN-0931-DEC-11
Technology Transfer Strengthening Programme 2 (R14871)Principal InvestigatorUC01-JAN-1331-DEC-13

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
1992Travel Award Penn Chemicals
1990Higher research award EOLAS
2002Staff Merit Award Enterprise Ireland
2000Environmental Health and Safety Team Leadership Award Monsanto, St. Louis
2005Staff Merit Award Enterprise Ireland
2007Team Award Enterprise Ireland
2007Staff Merit Award Enterprise Ireland

Associations

 AssocationFunctionFrom / To
Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) Member01-JAN-03 / 31-DEC-07
European Plant Science Organization Irish National Representative01-JAN-01 / 31-DEC-06
UK Biotechnology for Bio-diversity Platform Member01-JAN-96 / 31-DEC-00
Licensing Executives Society, USA & Canada Member01-JAN-07 / 31-DEC-10
Irish Network, NYC member01-JAN-09 / 31-DEC-10
Irish Business Organisation NYC Member01-JAN-09 / 31-DEC-10
Irish International Business Network Member01-JAN-09 / 31-DEC-10
Institute of Food Technologists Member01-JAN-05 / 31-JAN-11
American Society for Nutrition Member01-JAN-07 / 31-DEC-11
Food For Health Ireland Initiative Member01-JAN-09 / 31-DEC-12
New York Hedge Fund Roundtable steering committee Member01-JAN-09 / 31-DEC-10
Global Irish Alumni Network Co-founder01-JAN-09 / 31-DEC-09
California Dairy Research Foundation Scientific reviewer01-JAN-10 / 31-DEC-10
Self Help Africa NYC advisory board Member01-JAN-10 / 31-DEC-10
University College Cork New York/Tri-State Alumni Organisation Co-Chair01-JAN-08 / 31-DEC-11
Agri-food Technology Transfer/business partnering mission to Africa EI representative01-JAN-12 /
Irish Bio-Industries Association working group on Biotechnology Member01-JAN-02 / 31-DEC-06

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Enterprise Board, Fermoy, Co. Cork Member2004 / 2006
Department of Agriculture and Food RELAY Management Committee Member2003 / 2006
EI Bio working group on commercial application of plant Biotech tools in Ireland Coordinator1996 / 1997
Biological Society Committee Auditor/Chairman1994 / 1995
Irish EPA GMO Advisory Committee Member2004 / 2008

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Enterprise Ireland Senior Development Advisor01-JAN-11 / 31-JUL-12
Enterprise Ireland Senior Biotechnology Commercialization Specialist01-JAN-03 / 31-DEC-05
Office of Technology Transfer, University College Cork Director09-JUL-12 /
Enterprise Ireland SVP, Food Industry Investment, Americas01-JAN-06 / 31-DEC-10

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2010Institute of Food Laws and Regulations, Michigan State University, MI, USA CertificateCertificate in International Food Laws and Regulations
2008Harvard Business School, Boston MA., USA CertificateExecutive Education Certificate in Agribusiness
2007Kellogg School of Management, North Western University, IL, USA CertificateExecutive Education Certificate in Innovation Management
2005Cranfield R&D Management Centre, Cranfield, UK CertificateExecutive Education Certificate in Valuing Intellectual Property
2004Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin MScTechnology Management
2003Cranfield R&D Management Centre, Cranfield, UK CertificateExecutive Education Certificate in Technology Licensing
1995UCC PHDPlant Science
1993Cork Institute of Technology CertificateIQA Certificate in Quality Management
1990UCC BSC (HONS)Plant Science