Dr. Steven Griffin

Innovation from Healthcare Lead, NUI Galway | NUIG

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
Dr. Martin O’Halloran
Dr. Tanya Mulcahy
HIHI Interim Director, University College Cork
Gillian Dwyer O’Mahony
HIHI Research Support Officer, University College Cork
Dr. Steven Griffin
Innovation from Healthcare Lead, NUI Galway
Eimear Galvin
HIHI Manager, Trinity College Dublin (currently on mat leave)
Jane O’Flynn
HIHI Manager, Munster Technological University
Dr. Jenny Gannon
HSE Clinical Iiasion
Dr. Nina Holmes
HIHI Executive Officer, Trinity College Dublin
Noel Murphy
HIHI Clinical Liaison and HSE Biomedical Engineer, Cork University Hospital
Dr. Diana Hogan Murphy
HIHI Clinical Liaison and HSE Senior Antimicrobial Pharmacist, University Hospital Galway
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
Dr. Michael Twomey
HIHI Innovation Specialist, University College Cork
Professor Martin O’Donnell
HIHI Academic Advisor, HIHI PI, CRF-Galway and NUI Galway
Caroline McGarry
Communications and PR Lead
Adjunct Associate Prof. Dan Maher
Course Tutor HIHI/TCD Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation
Professor Joe Eustace
HIHI Academic Advisor, CRF-Cork and University College Cork
Eimer O’Connell
Research Associate, Health Innovation Hub Ireland
Prof. Timothy O’Brien
HIHI Academic Advisor, NUI Galway