Dr Ger Hickey has almost 20 years’ experience of leading research projects, programmes and teams across academic and commercial environments. In his current role as Head of Research Strategy and Integration / Centre Manager, Ger is responsible for managing relationships with key stakeholders, prioritising actions to achieve maximum impact and ensuring that the research programme and operational functions are aligned with Centre’s strategic objectives. Before joining ADAPT, Ger previously held roles at Deloitte R&D, ERICSSON, INTEL and the University of Limerick. Ger holds a PhD from University of Limerick, MSc from TU Dublin and B.Eng from SETU Waterford. Since joining ADAPT, Ger coordinated the 2021-2026 Centre proposal (2021-2026) across the 8 university partners, directed multiple successful Centre Reviews and coordinated initiatives to ensure ADAPT is well-positioned to capitalise on emerging research opportunities.