Jill is a Manager of the InnoTech Centre.
Jill has worked in innovation and technology development for 14 years within the high-tech start-up business sector and more recently within the Further Education sector. In her role as research lecturer Jill is responsible for co-ordination of the delivery of a range of technical innovation support services to local employers in the private and public sectors, as well as other local support agencies and stakeholders. Jill has also successfully developed and implemented SME innovation training programmes and business support programmes.
Dr Fergal Tuffy is a Manager of the InnoTech Centre
Fergal was formerly Project Manager for the Beyond Computing project, between the South West College and IT Sligo, where the project focused on rapid prototyping, media production and GIS mapping. Fergal specialised in the rapid prototyping and reverse engineering strand of the project.
Aaron Black is a Research Lecturer in Sustainability within the InnoTech Centre.
Since graduation, Aaron has been employed by the South West College firstly as a researcher and now as a research lecturer in sustainability. His work to date has included renewable energy technologies demonstration, waste management, composting technology and on farm anaerobic digestion.
The main focus for Aaron’s work over the last three years has been on farm anaerobic digestion.
Nicola Quinn is Office Administrator within the InnoTech Centre.
Nicola has a Bsc Hons Degree in Business Studies and a HNC in Business Information Technology.
Dwayne Duncan is a furniture and product designer based within the InnoTech Centre, Cookstown.
Dwayne graduated from University of Ulster school of Art and Design, Belfast with a BA Hons (2.1) Degree in Industrial Design (Furniture, Product and Interior). During his years at University of Ulster he also completed a years study as part of the Business Education Initiative (BEI) at Florida Southern College, Florida, USA. Previous to this he was a student at the Causeway Institute of Further and Higher Education completing a BTec Nat. Diploma in Land Administration.
Shirley Lamont is an Industrial Technology and Training associate for Design within the InnoTech Centre.
Shirley graduated from University of Ulster in 2008 with BSc Hons Interactive Multimedia Design and Diploma in Industrial Studies. Previous to this Shirley completed AVCE’s in Double Award Business Studies and ICT.
He has previously attained; a 2:1 BSc (Hons) Degree in Interactive Multimedia Design from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown; an HND Software Engineering from Southern Regional College, Portadown (where he was awarded Computer Student of the Year) and a BTec Diploma in Engineering from East Tyrone College, Dungannon.
Chris has recently completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Communication and was awarded the Ulster Farmers Union award for highest marks achieved.
Stephen Smith is an Industrial Training and Technology Associate within the Innotech Centre, Stephen was previously employed by Acheson & Glover Ltd where he was involved in producing technical drawings using autocad and also in producing design calculations, primarily in relation to concrete products. He has most recently worked for a local structural engineering firm Fabricat Ireland Contractors Ltd where he was a Project Manager.
Matthew Quigley is an Industrial Technology and Training Associate for the Design team at the InnoTech Centre based in Cookstown.
Matthew graduated from University of Ulster in June 1999 with a HND in Computing Science and again from I.T. Tralee in June 2007 with BSc Honours (First Class) in Agricultural Engineering Management.
Karen Anderson is an Industrial Technology and Training Associate for the Electronics, Software and ICT Team within the InnoTech Centre.
Karen had formerly worked as a Datix and Datix Web Project Officer within the Western Health and Social Services Trust for Northern Ireland. This role involved data administration, management, normalization, configuration, quality and security of the system, analyzation for reports, enhancements for the system, budgetary control and the delivery of training for the system to approximate 3600 staff at all levels and grades. The successful role out of the database system was based on Prince 2 Methodology techniques.
Paul Cairns is an Industrial Training and Technology Associate (ITTA) in Sustainability within the InnoTech team based in the Cookstown Campus.
Paul formerly worked for 22 years in the Agricultural/Dairying Industry. Most recently he was a Farm Liaison Officer with Lakeland Dairies (N.I.) Ltd, based in Omagh, with responsibility for managing advice, milk collection and payment to 250 milk suppliers.
Gemma Keenan is employed as an Industrial Technology and Training associate working in the Sustainability team within the InnoTech Centre. Gemma graduated with a HND in Estate Management in 2004 from the Belfast Institute of Higher and Further Education. She has recently graduated from Queens University Belfast with a Foundation Degree in Rural Sustainability.
Brian Moss is employed as the GIS Project officer for the ANSWER (Agricultural Need for Sustainable Willow Effluent Recycling) project, based within the Innotech Centre. Brian specialises in the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Geo-Visualisation and Spatial Technology programs, having recently graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with a MSc. (Distinction Hons.) Degree in Heritage …
Allison is an Industrial Technology and Training Associate working in the Mechanical Team. Allison graduated from University of Ulster with a BSc (Hons) in Technology with Design. Previously Allison worked in Coote Engineering, Ballygawley as Design Engineer, specializing in Solid Edge drawings. She was also responsible for developing technical handbooks for large Concrete Systems such as Auto-garage Panel and Pig Slat Systems. Allison also …
Emma McGirr is the Office Administrator within the InnoTech Centre Emma has over 5 years Administration experience and achieved NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Business Administration. While working for Omagh Enterprise Company as Receptionist and Facility Hire Manager, Emma gained 4 years experience providing administration support for both the business development team and other …
Laura is an Industrial Training & Technology Associate for Sustainability within the InnoTech Centre specialising in Sustainable Construction projects. She has received 1st Class BSc (Hons ) Degree in Architectural Technology and Management and a Diploma in Industrial Studies from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown; a 2:1 BA (Hons) Degree in Architecture from Lincoln University …