Dr Padraig Doolan
National Contact Point (NCP) for Horizon Europe Cluster 4 - Space
Organisation: Enterprise Ireland
Padraig is the National Contact Point for Horizon Europe's Cluster 4 - Space programme, a member of the National Delegation to the European Space Agency (ESA) and a Senior Executive at Enterprise Ireland. A former Research Fellow with over 20 years’ experience in academia, he has co-authored 45 peer-reviewed publications and filed five patents in biotechnology. In 2012, Padraig launched an ICT digital analytics start-up company, developing extensive expertise in technology commercialisation and SME business operations and benefitting from Enterprise Ireland-sponsored business training – eventually resulting in successful licensing of the company IP. Prior to working in Enterprise Ireland, Padraig won two Commercialisation Awards in biotech and in his current role is seeking to deliver on the objectives & impacts of the Horizon Europe programme as they relate to Space.