Dr Steven Griffin

HIHI Manager, University of Galway | UG

Steven joined the Health Innovation Hub Ireland team in Galway in early 2019. He works closely with the healthcare community and academic partners from across a diverse range of disciplines to identify and investigate opportunities for innovation, and to progress projects based on unmet clinical needs. Steven also engages in technology evaluation with Irish companies to develop HIHI projects. In collaboration with the HIHI team, Steven is responsible for the  continued development and implementation of the HIHI strategy to support healthcare employees to progress their ideas into products.

Steven has 13+ years’ experience in product R&D and commercialisation in the lifescience sector. He spent 11 years as a product researcher with a multinational biotechnology company. As part of the operations team in CÚRAM – Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) €37 million flagship Centre for Research in Medical Devices, Steven was responsible for identifying, writing and coordinating funding applications, coordinating partner meetings, and business plan development. The role also included developing funding, communication, and recruitment strategies. As the COO of Cell Stress Discoveries, an innovative startup focused on developing novel therapeutics for cancer, Steven was involved in the day to day running of the company in addition to networking, business development, commercialisation, and fund-raising activities.

Steven has a PhD in Biotechnology, an MSc in Neuropharmacology, a BSc in Biotechnology and a certificate in business management.

Team Members

Mr Dave Shanahan
Chair of the National Oversight Group of Health Innovation Hub Ireland
Professor John R. Higgins
HIHI Lead PI, University College Cork and Cork University Maternity Hospital
Professor Seamas Donnelly
HIHI PI, Trinity College Dublin
Professor Martin O’Donnell
HIHI Academic Advisor, HIHI PI, Executive Dean CMNHS, University of Galway
Professor Martin O’Halloran
HIHI PI, University of Galway
Dr Conor Judge
HIHI PI, University of Galway
Dr Tanya Mulcahy
HIHI Director, University College Cork
Jane O’Flynn
HIHI Manager, Munster Technological University
Eimear Galvin
HIHI Manager, Trinity College Dublin
Dr Steven Griffin
HIHI Manager, University of Galway
Noel Murphy
HIHI Clinical Liaison and HSE Biomedical Engineer, Cork University Hospital
Noreen Lynch
HIHI Clinical Liaison and HSE Clinical Nurse Manager, Bantry University Hospital
Niamh Allen
HIHI Clinical Liaison and Clinical Nurse Manager, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital
Eimer O’Connell
Project Manager, Health Innovation Hub Ireland, University of Galway
Michael Duane
HIHI Clinical Liaison and Principal Clinical Engineer, University Hospital Galway
Caroline McGarry
Communications and PR Lead
Professor Joe Eustace
HIHI Academic Advisor, CRF-Cork and University College Cork
Prof. Timothy O’Brien
HIHI Academic Advisor, University of Galway