Pat Coman is an Electronic Engineer who worked for a number of years in the Electronic Engineering industry. He held roles with a number of US multinational organisations in both Manufacturing and Product Development. He joined Institute of Technology, Tallaght in the early 90s as Head of Electronic Engineering, in a context of considerable interactions with a significant range of start-up multinational industry in the ICT and Engineering fields in Ireland. He has been Head of Research and Development at the Institute since 2004. Pat Coman has considerable experience in bringing industry and academia together in Applied Research projects, and in the broader area of Enterprise Development and support.