Barry joined the BioInnovate Fellowship with a wide commercial and fundraising background within the sports, not-for-profit and healthcare sectors. His clinical area was obstetrics and gynaecology and observed at over 10 hospitals throughout Ireland during the Fellowship. His masters thesis was based on surgical site infection following caesarean delivery which is directly associated with his team’s novel technology in women’s health. On completion of BioInnovate, Barry has held consultancy roles with BioExel, CURAM and EIT Health. Joined by two engineers, he commenced a Commercialisation Fund in November 2018 and they aim to spin out from NUI Galway as NUA Surgical in 2020. In December 2018, NUA Surgical was selected to take part in the inaugural LaunchPad Lift Powered by Techstars accelerator programme in New York. This identifies top-performing University start-ups from across the LaunchPad global network of 20 Universities, and pairs them with resources and opportunities to help their ventures succeed.