Padraic comes to the Acceleration Consortium from the Ontario Centre of Innovation(OCI) where during his time there co-lead a pan-Ontario business development teamwho are seen as key commercialization brokers in the innovation communities across Ontario. His team helped industry partners commercialize innovations, transfer technologies and develop promising talent across unique and diverse stakeholder groups to grow the Ontario economy. More recently as Director, Regional Partnerships he managed, built and strengthen OCI’s relation with many innovation and ecosystem partners across Ontario and Canada. Padraic brings an ability to connect the right people at the right time to bring mutual benefit to multiple parties. Padraic also has a chemistry background with graduate degrees from University CollegeDublin, Ireland and McMaster University.