Contract Research Unit
Atlantic Technological University
Leo is a co-founder of the Contract Research Unit (CRU) attached to the Atlantic Technological University Sligo research office. The CRU provides dedicated RD&I expertise, knowledge transfer & industry outreach support services focused on sustainable solutions that meet the ‘triple’ bottom line of social (people), environmental (planet), and economic (profit) enterprise.
He has forged strong SME relationships and RD&I appetite across multiple industry sectors seeking to adopt a circular approach to implementing resource efficiencies & bio-based added value-chains from their respective waste accumulations.
Responsible for coordinating ATU industry/academic collaborations, defining project RD&I boundaries and objectives in line with pre-determined funding criteria and timelines. He has worked proactively with wool industry stakeholders in realising new potentials afforded by the functional attributes of wool fibres.