Sinead Walsh, Director of Operations, BioInnovate Ireland
Sinéad joined BioInnovate Ireland in March 2022 and is leading the programme operations as well as shaping the programme's strategic policies.
Prior to joining BioInnovate Ireland, Sinéad was involved in driving the early stage development and commercialisation of BioInnovate start-up company, Relevium Medical.
Sinéad has a wealth of experience developing and delivering research funding opportunities during seven years leading the Irish Cancer Society's research funding arm, and a further eight years' experience managing research and innovation programmes from basic research to highly commercial MedTech initiatives.
Sinéad's experience working with health tech start-ups began when she joined Trinity College Dublin start-up company Deerac Fluidics in 2008. During her time at Deerac Fluidics, the company was acquired by US multinational Labcyte Inc.
Sinéad's educational background includes a BSc Biotechnology from National University of Ireland, Galway, followed by a PhD at the Department of Surgery at University College Dublin. Outside of Health Tech, Sinéad is a keen sportsperson who received a University Sports Scholarship for field hockey and played hockey for Ireland at all Underage levels.