How to tap into the third level to innovate and scale your business – Upcoming event hosted by The Sunday Times and The Times Ireland Edition in partnership with KTI (Knowledge Transfer Ireland)

  • Free ‘Knowledge Connects’ webinar takes place Tuesday, 25th May from 12-1pm
  • The event will cover key topics including how businesses can effectively tap into Research and Development (R&D) opportunities in the third level
  • Panellists include Brian Carey, Business Editor of The Sunday Times, Alison Campbell, Director of Knowledge Transfer Ireland, Sean Costello, Head of Innopharma Technologies and more!

The Sunday Times and The Times, Ireland Edition is hosting a webinar in association with KTI (Knowledge Transfer Ireland) for businesses of all sizes on how they can tap into the Research and Development (R&D) options available from third level and other public research organisations to effectively innovate and grow.

Entitled “Knowledge Connects”, the event aims to help businesses access research centres of excellence within Ireland’s third level and public research institutions. This free webinar takes place on Tuesday 25th May at 12pm. A panel discussion will outline the role of KTI and how they can help your business harness innovative and collaborative solutions to deal with a post-pandemic world and prevailing market conditions.

Brian Carey, Business Editor at the Sunday Times, said:Few Irish businesses may know the true value of the public research and development opportunities available to them and more importantly how to avail of this resource. During this webinar, our expert panel will discuss these innovative resources and tools that are available to help businesses of all sizes achieve a sustainable competitive advantage in the post pandemic world.” 

Alison Campbell, Director at Knowledge Transfer Ireland said: “Engaging with the research base is proven to make companies more competitive, and in our current challenging landscape standing out from the rest is more important than ever. There is a wealth of expertise waiting to be tapped into across the Irish research sector, and this event is going to show companies how they can leverage that expertise by availing of funding opportunities and gaining an insight into the process of research collaboration.”

The event is open to all businesses and there will be an opportunity for questions at the end.

Those taking part are:

  • Brian Carey, Business Editor at The Sunday Times, will moderate the discussion
  • Alison Campbell, Director at KTI
  • Domhnall Carroll, County Lead, Digital at Siemens Ireland who has worked extensively with NIBRT (National Institute for Bioprocessing & Research & Training)
  • Sean Costello, Head of Innopharma Technologies
  • John Browne, Founder & CEO of Kastus, an Irish nanotechnology company specialising in anti-microbial coatings

To find out more, or to register, please visit