Our Team

Our team is passionate about cultivating and fostering entrepreneurial growth to help companies realise their true potential.

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Gemma Purcell BDes MBA – Enterprise Development Manager

Gemma Purcell is responsible for the promotion, management and growth of the Institute’s Enterprise & Research Incubation Centre and its allied range of support services and training programmes to new and existing enterprises including the New Frontiers programme. Gemma has a proven track record in business development, enterprise support and multi-project management. She holds a BDES honours degree in Industrial Design from NCAD and an MBA from the Institute of Technology Carlow.

+ 353 59 9175208

Mary Beck IATI BBUS MA – New Frontiers Co-ordinator

As Co-Ordinator and Administrator of the Institute’s Enterprise & Research Incubation Centre, Mary provides a range of supports to tenant companies. She is also Programme Co-Ordinator for the New Frontiers Programme, being responsible for the promotion and activities of the Programme and working closely with participants, consultants and external organisations over the course of the programme.  Mary has extensive experience in managing projects and collaboration, having worked in Industry for over 15 years, and in numerous positions within IT Carlow. She holds a BBus Honours Degree and Masters in Business.

+ 353 59 9175220

Brian Ogilvie BSc MSc MBA MRSC – Head of Research and Commercialisation Support

Brian has 25 years management experience in product development & commercialisation, innovation, technical and business development. Key interests include implementing supports for regional and national SMEs and entrepreneurs through developing key mechanisms, specialised and tailored programmes, infrastructure and targeted access pathways through which businesses have greater engagement with HEI facilities, researchers, and networks.

+ 353 59 9175223