Patrick Hartigan has been appointed Head of the Master School at EIT Digital, the leading European open innovation organisation.
Prior to joining EIT Digital, Patrick Hartigan was the Director and founder of Moher Technologies Ltd, an Irish marine and environmental informatics R&D company. He also created subsidiary companies in maritime training and online services. As well as directing and delivering professional education services, he has developed undergraduate courses on innovation and design for universities in Ireland and Poland.
In recent years, Patrick has co-ordinated and project managed large EU projects such as Standpoint, a wave energy FP7 project and CORE-Business, an action plan for Renewable Energy. Furthermore, he has undertaken over 100 technology consultancy assignments for EC DG INFSO, ENTERPRISE and RESEARCH as well as other European governmental bodies.
Patrick Hartigan holds a PhD in satellite communications and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET).
"We are very pleased to welcome Patrick Hartigan to the EIT Digital team. His deep knowledge of ICT in combination with developing both educational programmes and business ventures will be an invaluable contribution to the continued high quality and strong growth of the EIT Digital Master School", says EIT Digital CEO Willem Jonker.
"I look forward to joining the EIT Digital team and to delivering excellent entrepreneurial education programmes. It will be my goal to coach the next generation of technologists to apply innovation and entrepreneurship skills," says the new Head of the Master School.
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