What Our Clients Say

‘VARA assisted Trinity College Dublin’s €50M ADAPT Centre in developing Ireland’s largest indigenous sectors, Agriculture & Agri-food. Within a short period, they had set up meetings with senior management from the largest companies in the sector and were enabling open discussions around how ADAPT could help those companies find their way with digital opportunities and challenges. Throughout the process communication and direction was strong and reporting with recommendations was comprehensive and timely. We highly recommend VARA as a suitable market engagement solutions provider for any third level research centre’

Associate Director of Commercialisation – Liam Cronin

‘I have worked with Kieran Fegan of VARA over several years across many projects. I have always found him to be extremely knowledgeable, very understanding and delivers what he has says he will deliver. He has an ability to relate to people at all levels and gain an understanding of the key issues to arrive at an effective innovative solution or strategy. I look forward to working with Kieran on the next project and cannot recommend him highly enough’

Director – Kilian Cawley

‘VARA conducts commercial assessments in a way that few other consultants do – they go out into the marketplace armed with our assumptions about Nimbus technologies and come back with innovative new insights around how we might progress them towards successful commercialisation. VARA consistently puts us in touch with companies we wouldn’t have had opportunity to engage with otherwise and I highly recommend them’

Industry Director & Technology Gateway Manager – Richard Linger

‘VARA’s work with our company has armed us with a new set of skills and tools that will benefit us and the company and enable us to grow more quickly. By focusing on the strategic needs of the business, we are now working smarter and spending less time on activities that would have had lower impact on the business’

Director, Mediskin & The Joneses – Geraldine Jones

‘Hothouse has used VARA on a number of occasions and they consistently provide added value innovation, commercial feasibility and business development services which have led to significant commercial research projects for the Technological University of Dublin. I would highly recommend Kieran for any business development or innovation assessment assignment’

Commercialisation & Intellectual Property Manager – Kieran O’Connell

‘VARA has worked with our company to speak with potential customers and help us identify and understand novel applications for our new organic product.  VARA is also working with us to cultivate new commercial relationships across those applications. We have been very impressed with the VARA approach and will continue to use them as we route forward to market’

Managing Director – Brendan Chambers

‘Kieran has supported many TfI clients in recent years providing a valuable input across our commercial feasibility consultancy projects. Kieran has an extraordinary ability to gain access to and attract interest from key influencers from within all types of organisations including large blue-chip multinational companies. TfI client feedback is always very complimentary, and I have no hesitation recommending Kieran’s proactive market focused approach’

CEO – Noel Halloran

‘VARA has worked with Helix supporting innovation development across several projects. Kieran also works with Helix providing the customer discovery training as part of the boot camp delivery team on the North by Northwest ICURe (Innovation-to-Commercialisation of University Research) Programme for Universities across Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Kieran is a very capable and versatile innovation consultant who always exceeds expectations’

Managing Director – Peter Grant

‘I have worked with Kieran Fegan across several projects. Kieran led a €2.5 Million Open Innovation project where he oversaw its development & delivery ensuring all targets set for the project were exceeded. He has acted as business advisor for our Lean Launchpad programme on two occasions and he is presently involved in delivering the very successful Innovate UK funded North by Northwest ICURe programme. Kieran takes ownership of any project he is involved in and makes it happen. We have always had a very positive experience of working with Kieran and continue to avail of his support’

Head of Commercial Development – Paul Donachy

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