ReaDI-Watch builds on the years of client experience, platform development and international thought leadership in R&D Management in GB Innovation Ltd., founded by Professor Gerry Byrne in 2014.

Gerry is one of Ireland's most senior international engineers who has been actively involved in international basic, applied and industrial R&D and Innovation for over 35 years. The GB Innovation team, led by Gerry & David Byrne, developed ReaDI-Watch to address its mission: to professionalise the undertaking and management of RD&I in enterprises/organisations.

David founded ReaDI-Watch Ltd. in 2021 as a high-growth start-up to globally deploy the structured & systematic software toolkit, following the ReaDI-Watch Platform’s success in GB Innovation. Driving the development and customer adoption of ReaDI-Watch since 2018, David has now positioned the company to grow internationally.

ReaDI-Watch Ltd. seeks to transform the way companies around the globe manage R&D. By managing R&D in real-time and on the cloud, companies can get the best return on R&D investment and maximise on R&D tax incentives and grants.

Gerry and David Byrne

David Byrne, Founder & CEO, ReaDI-Watch & Professor Gerry Byrne, Founder & MD, GB Innovation

David Byrne

Founder & CEO

  • Founder & CEO of ReaDI-Watch in 2021
  • Prior to ReaDI-Watch, he led a team of 10 consultants working with some 100 companies over 7 years to implement lean Innovation & R&D management structures, strategies & processes.
  • BComm International, MSc. Finance, University College Dublin
  • He helped grow GB Innovation into a successful RD&I consultancy firm since 2014 in the company leadership team.
  • Recognised as Ireland's "30 under 30" 2021 (Irish Independent)

Meet Our Team

Gerry Byrne

Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder

  • Former College Principal for Engineering and Architecture and Dean of Engineering at University College Dublin
  • Senior Advisor to the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the worldwide leading applied research organisation
  • Expert on the Irish Revenue Panel for R&D Tax Credits and also on the Research, Development and Innovation Board of Enterprise Ireland (RTI)
  • Member of high level commission responsible for overseeing the Excellence University Initiative in Germany which distributed €4.5 billion in research funding for the coming 5 year period
  • Awarded the Fraunhofer Taler Medal for his outstanding international contribution to applied R&D and Innovation

Brian Alderman

Consultant CTO

  • Fintech product manager and developer with 10 years experience across payments, wealth management, insurance, core banking, and federal contracting
  • Founder of IvyCo.eco, a climate finance company helping us engage with the climate crisis through our everyday spending
  • Builds software to create maintainable, scalable businesses buy using no-code software like bubble.io
  • Bachelors of Science and Arts in Mathematics and Drama Production from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Kai Meyer

Customer Success Commercial Lead

  • Passionate about business growth and developing strong customer management
  • Seventeen years’ experience in a senior managerial capacity with innovative and pioneering companies.
  • Roles in Sales Management, Business Development, Commercial Lead and Business Consultancy.  Demonstrable track record of business growth and customer development.
  • Solutions focused, challenging the status quo and believing that the customer is the core ingredient of success.

Sharon Keohane

Business Development Lead

  • Sales professional with 20+ year's experience in FMCG industry
  • Held various roles in R&D, Project Management, Procurement, Sales and Account Management
  • Skilled in Account and Relationship management and adept and finding new business leads and converting them into clients
  • A UCC Food Science graduate, also holds a Diploma in Packaging from the Institute of Packaging in the UK

Aisling Malone

Customer Success & Operations Lead

  • Technology innovation and food manufacturing practices and systems
  • Change management and project management
  • Leading, managing and coaching teams, including high performing team management
  • Business commercials and product commercialisation through systematic R&D processes
  • Broad experience working with external academic and regulatory bodies and internal cross functional teams to assess, sell into the business, deliver viable NPD and manufacturing processes
  • Lean manufacturing and customer manufacturing systems
  • Problem solving, risk assessment and root cause analysis techniques
  • R&D tax credit landscape and application processes

Adam Hanna

Associate Product Developer

  • Bsc in Product Design (Marketing & Innovation) at Maynooth University Kildare.
  • Post Grad in Human Computer Interaction & UX design at Maynooth University.
  • Past experience in postgraduate research with AR/VR technologies, Graphic/Interaction  design in international work environments (USA)
  • Experienced in Ethnographic Research, UX/UI design in agile environments

Ranjit Bhinge

Consultant Product Developer

  • Founder @ Blur Apps
  • Blur Apps is a consultancy that helps early stage Startups cut the cost of building their initial SaaS product by using no-code and lean practices.
  • Our Portfolio includes: Webapps (Marketplaces, SaaS, multi-tenant Platforms, Social Networks and more); Mobile Apps (E-Commerce, Dashboards, IoT use cases and more)
  • Founder @ Device Interactions
  • We use Emerging Technologies to help entrepreneurs build physical product MVPs

Ed Leen

Strategic Business & Finance Adviser

  • Over 18 years’ experience in Foods FMCG in Ireland & the UK.
  • Vast experience of partnering with Senior Leaders across Operations, Commercial, Marketing & Procurement to drive business success.
  • Proven track record of delivering growth and cost efficiency across both Branded and Private Label businesses in a challenging marketplace.
  • Demonstrated ability to distil complex financial data into meaningful analysis, insights & trends and to provide effective recommendations to drive positive change.
  • Constantly drive unity & alignment.-passionate about collective team & business success. Collaborative and Inclusive leadership style -passionate about people growth & development.

Ewan Dunbar

Consultant CFO

  • Consultant CFO, business advisor and board member to a portfolio of high growth technology businesses
  • Over two decades of financial and commercial experience, including working for KPMG & EY
  • Formerly Group CFO for Virgin Media Group in Ireland (revenue circa €500 million)
  • Previously Irish Accountant of the Year & Listed as Top 100 CFO in Ireland
  • Also executive coach, trainer and speaker

Fiona Sammler

R&D and Technology Adviser

  • Professor of Manufacturing and Technical Fundamentals and University of Applied Sciences Berlin, PhD in manufacturing technology from the Technical University Berlin
  • 10 years experience in the German and European RD&I ecosystem, both at universities (fundamental R&D) and the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (applied RD&I)
  • Expert in R&D funding on national and international levels
  • Experience in leading large project consortia in RD&I projects