Partner Actionable Innovation | Director Mi:Lab (Maynooth University Innovation Lab)
Trevor Vaugh is assistant professor of strategic design at Maynooth University and the founder and director of the Maynooth University Innovation Lab (Mi:Lab). Recently Trevor appeared as an expert on the critically acclaimed RTÉ series ‘The Big Life’ Fix and presented Science Foundation Ireland’s ‘Science to the Rescue’ documentary. His co-authored book, ARRIVE: A Design Innovation Framework to Deliver Breakthrough Services, Products and Experiences, was published by Routledge. Through his consultancy practice Actionable, Trevor regularly works with and advises public and private organisations on the critical role strategic design now plays as an agent of discovery and a mediator between humanity and technology.
Prior to entering academia, Trevor developed a number of disruptive healthcare innovations, including the Triport system for Olympus. Trevor has accumulated a portfolio of over 50 patents and won numerous innovation awards, including a place in the prestigious Cleveland clinic’s top 10 innovations of 2009. Trevor sits on Ireland’s public service innovation advisory board.