Dr. Alan Hynes is currently Director at the national Collaborative Centre for Applied Nanotechnology (CCAN) in Ireland which he has led since its foundation in 2010 and has grown the centre membership in that time from 7 to 22 companies. He designed and implemented CCAN’s open innovation model, IP structures and valorization strategies. He is passionate about translating technologies into profitable products and has 18 years’ industrial experience in new product development and technology commercialisation, in both start-up & multi-national environments. During that time he has held executive and leadership positions in product development, product marketing and key account management roles serving global customers in electronics, medical device, technical textiles and process technology industries.
Alan is a named inventor on 7 patents, is a member of the EU High Level Group on Nanotechnology and sits on the external advisory board to Tyndall National Institute and on the executive committee of NanoNet Ireland. He has completed PDMA-certification as a New Product Development Professional, holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Durham, England and a first class honours degree in chemistry from NUI Galway, Ireland.