CHANGE MAKERS AND ENABLERS

We're a team comprising diverse specialisms, industry experience and backgrounds with a shared purpose to change business, change sectors and change lives. Our combined skill sets enable highly successful collaborations with industry, government, funders and education institutions - partnerships that deliver real world results.

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WHAT DRIVES US

The biggest single challenge facing every nation over the next decade is the transition towards a climate-neutral society. Just as this transition is vital, so too is speeding up the transition to digitalised industry. Digitalisation will support product safety and quality, industrial efficiency and resilience, and with the right mindset from the offset can deliver sustainable operations and innovations that tackle climate change. Re/up-skilling of people needs to happen alongside. Only then will global competitiveness, sustainable livelihoods and net zero goals be attainable.

 

This set of challenges is immense, but we firmly believe at InnoGlobal that integrated strategies on the twin transition to digitalisation and sustainability will deliver real opportunities to change how the world works – for people, industry and the planet, for the better.

HOW WE’RE MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN

OUR REACH AND RESULTS

Through training and education, partnerships and innovation, best practice and sector benchmarking, we’re changing how the world works.

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We're the largest provider of training and education programmes for the high-tech manufacturing sectors of (Bio)Pharma, MedTech, FoodTech and ICT, involving over 15,000 citizens.

 

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Our industry aligned education programmes and processes have contributed to a 75% employment rate amongst re-skilling learners.

 

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We work with 8 of the Top 10 Pharma companies globally, committed to a digital and green transformation of manufacturing through digitalisation, people, culture and skills.

 

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The number of criteria embedded within our Digital Maturity and Sustainability Assessment platform, enabling benchmarking across sectors, vision setting and improvement initiatives.

 

MEET THE TEAM

Ian Jones

PROFESSOR IAN JONES

Founder & CEO

Dr Ian Jones is the Founder and CEO of the Innopharma Group. He has worked for the past 25 years supporting high-tech manufacturing (particularly (Bio)pharma and Agri/FoodTech) where he has become a global thought leader on Industry 5.0 and the associated technologies and skills strategies to drive the digital transformation of these key industries. Ian holds a PhD in Process Analytical Technologies from Technological University Dublin and has studied Strategy, Leadership and Innovation at the Harvard Business School, Boston and Accelerated Growth Strategies at Judge Business School, Cambridge, UK. Ian also sits as an adjunct Professor within the Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Ian is driven by the mission to lead a team of educators and scientists who help people and businesses succeed in hi-tech manufacturing. 

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Sean Costello

DR SEAN COSTELLO

Director

Sean leads the Technology Division of Innopharma, applying Industry 5.0 solutions to pharmaceutical, food and fine chemical industries. He is responsible for Innopharma’s R&D programme. Sean sits on the Technology Advisory Committee for the Enterprise Ireland/IDA Technology Centre for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Solutions, PMTC and is involved in the SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals, SSPC. Prior to Innopharma, Sean was a founder of Medical Device company and University spin-out SlidePath, subsequently acquired by Leica Biosystems, which developed cloud-enabled AI-driven diagnostic decision support and automated workflow solutions for clinical histopathology, pharma drug discovery and drug safety. Sean holds a PhD in Pathology Imaging and Medical Informatics and a BSc in Biotechnology.

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Daniela Angione

DR DANIELA ANGIONE

Head of Funding & Innovation

Daniela is responsible for research and grant applications in Innoglobal since she joined the company in 2021.  As an experienced innovation strategist and evaluator, she leads the analysis of opportunities for research funding and collaborations at a National, European and Global level, and she is in charge of grant writing and management. Her extensive experience as a Principal Lead of research and commercialisation research projects is witnessed by the several awards won as an individual recipient of National and International Research Grants, and by the private investment of a Multinational Company for the commercialisation of the technological innovation she conceived and developed. Daniela has been recently elected Chair of the Ambassador to the Member States Group for the Process4Planet (P4P) European Partnership.  

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Ann Ryan

Ann RYAN

Head of Business Development 

Ann has over 20 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry across various commercial roles and disciplines including microbiology, immunology and veterinary medicines. Over the past 10 years, Ann has specialised in the area of training and education, working closely with pharmaceutical and MedTech organisations in relation to training needs analysis, training design and delivery.  This role involves assisting organisations to plan, develop and coordinate customised training programmes specifically tailored to their needs.  In addition, as a programme manager and lecturer, Ann works closely with Innopharma Education students managing all aspects of programme management from induction to graduation. This involves assisting students to transition into industry roles and developing learners' key transversal skills in critical thinking, problem-solving ability and team leadership. Ann holds a BSc in Pharmaceutical Technology, a BBs in Management, and a MA in Education and Training and is currently completing a PhD, specialising in training effectiveness in regulated environments.  

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Prosper Anaedu

DR PROSPER ANAEDU

Research & Innovation Specialist 

Prosper is a life science specialist, with experience in integrating business and education strategies across medical and pharmaceutical sectors. Adept at leveraging his proven knowledge and experience in medicine, (bio)pharmaceutical manufacturing, process validation and PAT applications to improve drug product quality and regulatory compliance. A strong commitment to research and continuous learning has helped create a dynamic professional keen on digital transformation, operational excellence and process improvement. Prosper holds an MSc in Pharmaceutical Business and Technology, a Professional Diploma in Cyber Security and a Doctor of Medicine.  

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Gareth

DR GARETH CLARKE

Head of Data Science and Analytics

Dr Gareth is Head of Data Science and Analytics at Innopharma, responsible for the design and development of Innopharma’s Digital Maturity and Sustainability Assessment, as well as being part of the team of internal subject matter experts who carry out the assessments. Having previously held a role as Product Manager for Innopharma’s Multieye2, an industrial automation sensor, Gareth also is part of Innopharma’s Education Programme Development team, helping to design, develop and deliver course content up to master’s degree programs on data analytics, industrial automation, digitalisation and digital transformation. Awarded a PhD in Clinical Medicine by Trinity College Dublin, his expertise includes nanomaterial and crystal synthesis and characterisation, spectroscopy and chemometrics, crystal structure analysis and refinement, nonlinear optics, colloidal stabilisation, antibody functionalisation, biomedical targeting, cell culturing, automated high-content image analysis, and data modelling.

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Lauren Wojnar

LAUREN WOJNAR

Marketing & Partner Relationship Executive

Lauren holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin and has worked in marketing for the life science industry for over four years. As a skilled marketing professional, she has led successful campaigns and is focused on strengthening the InnoGlobal brand in the marketplace and growing the business. She is responsible for digital marketing, social media, copywriting, analytics and reporting as well as content creation. Lauren also assists in managing InnoGlobal's partner relationships, always on the search for new opportunities.   

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Noel Kelly

NOEL KELLY

Head of Digital Transformation

As an experienced transformation leader, Noel has created performance-based partnerships with leaders of prominent high-tech manufacturing companies to facilitate digital transformations. An engineer with post-graduate qualifications in Applied Finance and Executive and Leadership Coaching, Noel has more than 30 years' experience as a Global Business Leader. Most recently Noel was a Senior Business Unit Director in Jabil Healthcare responsible for a global $200M complex medical device manufacturing business. He has held senior leadership roles with Jabil Healthcare, Nypro Healthcare, Honeywell and Waterford Crystal. Noel is a dynamic passionate and forward-thinking leader, with a strong track record of success. He has led a fast-moving career in Business, Engineering, Operations and Supply Chain, with a proven history in the development and leadership of high-performance teams, to deliver superior performance.

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Sandra Mooney

SANDRA MOONEY

Head of QA & Enhancement

Sandra holds an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies and a Master’s in Human Resources and has worked in HR and learning and development for over 25 years in Med Tech and Pharmaceutical multi-nationals. After transitioning to the education sector almost seven years ago, Sandra has been responsible for establishing regional locations for the delivery of Innopharma Education programmes, liaising with industry in the West and North- West regions and supporting learners to return to employment. Sandra is currently Head of QA and Enhancement with Innopharma Education with responsibility for academic policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with QA standards of QQI and collaborative partners of Innopharma Education. .

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Luke Kiernan

LUKE KIERNAN

Director of Technical Services

Luke has over 25 years’ experience within the pharmaceutical industry, having worked with Pfizer, Wyeth, Elan and Gerard Laboratories prior to joining Innopharma in 2012. Luke has held various management roles, in Technical Services, Validation, Process Development, Regulatory Affairs, Analytical Development, QC and QA.  He now leads the Technical Services division at Innopharma supporting the (bio)pharmaceutical and Med Tech industries with technical resources under contract basis. Luke also lectures on modules such as QA, GMP, Validation, PAT and Technology Transfer.

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Partnerships

HERITAGE IN PPP

We work in partnership with public and private education and research institutions globally for the purposes of advancing the digitalisation of these high-tech manufacturing sectors and sustaining future positioning in support of the transitions toward a greener, more competitive and digitalised society.  

This public-private partnership collaboration is delivered in partnership with many stakeholders including national governments and European agencies. InnoGlobal employs over 100 staff and over 50 associate professionals globally.

PARTNERSHIP STORIES

At Innoglobal our mission is to bridge the technical, digital and transversal skills of learners to assist the high-tech manufacturing sector to maintain competitiveness and sustainability. As one of Europe's leaders in people skills development, Innopharma Education has a significant experience in public-private partnerships and collaborations, providing up-skilling solutions that consistently deliver positive outcomes for all stakeholders.

These success stories, forged through our participation in agile public-private partnerships illustrate how the Irish government's sustained investment in human capital through the Higher Education Authority has leveraged the capabilities of public and private Higher Education to serve the public good.

Partnerships
Our students

PROJECTS AND PROGRAMME DELIVERY

 

We empower people of all ages and backgrounds to take a leap forward in their careers through our specialist, industry-linked courses.  

 

Our unique approach pairs industry context and practical applications to prepare our students for the future of high-tech manufacturing. 

 

INNOPHARMA COMPANIES

Our Students

INNOPHARMA EDUCATION

At Innopharma Education, our mission is to bridge the digital skills gap and assist high-tech manufacturers maintain competitiveness in a sustainable way.

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INNOPHARMA TECHNOLOGY

Innopharma Technology is leading the digital and green transition through the development of advanced automation and control technologies that raise the bar for standards of process insight, process robustness and product quality.

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INNOGLOBAL

 

InnoGlobal is helping businesses, nations and global regions make a people-centric, twin transition to a green and digital next generation economy. We’re successfully reshaping how industry and people work.