Dr. Jimmy Eaton-Evans
Jimmy Eaton-Evans leads the review and mentoring process for “Innovation Out” projects. He is located in NUIG, but is engaged with healthcare workers from hospitals nationwide, and across a broad variety of disciplines. He provides advice, mentorship and works directly with applicants to de-risk and efficiently progress their projects on their journey to improving patient care and outcomes.
Jimmy Eaton-Evans is a mechanical design engineer with over 15 years of experience working in the field of medical device R&D. After receiving his PhD from the University of Limerick in 2006, he completed postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford that focused on early stage medical device development. His industry experience includes working within both large multinational and small start-ups companies to bring new medical device solutions to market. He has published 21 peer review journal articles and is the named inventor on five patent filings.
In 2015 he completed the Bioinnovate Fellowship programme at NUIG in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic (MN, USA), which was focused on identifying new opportunities of innovation in MedTech. This provided the basis for him to secure funding of €500k from Enterprise Ireland to commercialise a new microwave ablation technology for treatment of early stage lung cancer. He has lead the mechanical development of this device, on its the path to clinical use.