Introduction to Vara

At VARA we provide professional services to small to medium sized enterprises and third level sectors in Ireland and the UK. We are delivering impactful results for a range of clients across many business and technology areas. Our primary support activities focus on Innovation Management, Market Engagement and Business Development. With a dedicated team of experienced and qualified innovation and commercial experts we are successfully delivering unique value and advantage for client organisations using innovation and collaboration as effective enablers.

What we do
Innovation Management

We are often asked - what do you believe innovation is? In simple terms our response is - it’s turning ideas into invoices! Expanding further - Innovation is the successful management and exploitation of change.

Commercial Feasibility

At VARA, we draw on our proactive approach and wide business network across many industry sectors to investigate, scope and develop commercial cases for new innovations in support of further commercialisation activities

Business Development

We work with SME and research centre clients to target new business in a proactive way. We can provide you with qualified leads and appointments to pitch your product or service to and develop a sales plan appropriate to your service / product offering.

VARA client shortlisted for SLUSH

Massive congratulations to University of Galway spin out company and VARA Innovation Specialists client Lua Health which has made it to the Slush 100 Top 20 semifinalists. The… Read More

DCU Invent Explore 2023 – Research to Impact Workshop Series 

A huge turnout of nearly 70 Dublin City University researchers participated in the first of the DCU Invent Explore 2023 - Research… Read More

Funding secured for VARA client Trinity College Dublin’s IntegrityIQ.

VARA Innovation Specialists has helped a team of researchers from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) secure €365,000 in funding from Enterprise… Read More

Our Expertise
Kieran Fegan

An engineering graduate of both the University of Ulster and Queen’s University, Belfast, Kieran's background spans engineering design, own successful business start-up, business development / sales, innovation management, project management and technology transfer.

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