Dr. Patrick Lynch- Co-founder and Director of RIKON

  • Dr. Patrick Lynch; a Co-founder and Director of RIKON, WIT obtained his PhD in innovation and new product development and has extensive commercial experience including the creation and growth of early-stage companies. As Director of RIKON, Patrick has amassed considerable industry, consultancy and applied innovation research experience in both management and delivery capacities spanning innovation processes and framework development, market and business research and analysis, new product and service development and business modelling and development and market development. Patrick has been researching and teaching innovation management and market analysis for over 10 years in Waterford Institute of Technology and has extensively published in national and international conferences, books and journals.


    RIKON is a hybrid centre of innovation in Business Technology Management situated on the WIT campus in the heart of the South East of Ireland. Our BizTech strategists specialise in solving business problems and creating commercial opportunities through pioneering research advancements across business strategy, innovation, design, operational excellence, and technology optimisation. We think differently because we are a mix of business strategists, technologists and design thinkers who will create, incubate and deliver a future for your business that will produce extraordinary results and allow you to leapfrog your competition.