About

Founders

DR RACHEL C. EVANS
Advisor and Co-Founder

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BIO

Rachel is the originator and co-inventor of the idea and has overseen the development of the project from inception. She is currently working in Cambridge University, UK furthering research interests in the science underpinning the Senoptica Technology. Rachel holds a PhD (Physical Chemistry) from University of Wales Swansea, UK.

DR STEVE COMBY
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

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Steve is the co-inventor of the technology and led the development of the project from early stage research to successful industrial scale production. Steve’s academic research has focused on the design of optical probes for sensing, imaging and more recently on their application in intelligent packaging. Steve holds a PhD (Inorganic Chemistry) from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

BRENDAN RICE
Chief Executive Officer and Co Founder

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Brendan has extensive experience in the food industry with strong background in the commercial disciplines of innovation, marketing and sales. He has grown portfolios worth over £500m and led large cross functional teams to deliver award winning World first innovations. Brendan holds an MBA (1st Class) from UCD Smurfit Business School, Ireland.

Team

DR STEVE COMBY
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

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Steve is the co-inventor of the technology and led the development of the project from early stage research to successful industrial scale production. Steve’s academic research has focused on the design of optical probes for sensing, imaging and more recently on their application in intelligent packaging. Steve holds a PhD (Inorganic Chemistry) from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

BRENDAN RICE
Chief Executive Officer and Co Founder

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Brendan has extensive experience in the food industry with strong background in the commercial disciplines of innovation, marketing and sales. He has grown portfolios worth over £500m and led large cross functional teams to deliver award winning World first innovations. Brendan holds an MBA (1st Class) from UCD Smurfit Business School, Ireland.

SHREYAS PHADKE
Research and Development Chemist

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Shreyas has a master’s degree in chemistry and is submitting a PhD in Physical chemistry from University College Dublin. His research focuses on studying the photophysical properties of fluorescent dyes and fluorescent nanomaterials. In addition, Shreyas has three years of work experience in ink manufacturing and ink development.
ROISÍN MULLEN
Start-up Operations Manager
 
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Roisin has a background in the food industry with experience working in a technology consultancy as Operations and Project Manger. She has worked with global clients and cross-functional teams to efficiently deliver mobile and desktop apps for a range of clients. Roisin holds an MSc Food Business Strategy (1st Class) from UCD Smurfit Business School and BSc Food Science (1st Class) from UCD.

Board

BRENDAN RICE
Chief Executive Officer and Co Founder

Extensive experience in the food industry with strong background in the commercial disciplines of innovation, marketing and sales. 

DR STEVE COMBY
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

Experienced in the design of optical probes for sensing, imaging and more recently on their application in intelligent packaging.

DAVID BUCKLEY
Investor & Director 

Expert in machine inspections and ex-Sparc Systems MD. Advising on the machine system development.

DAMIEN CASHIN
Investor & Director

Expert in industrial printing and ex-MCC Ireland Managing Director. Advising on the ink and printing development.

BRUCE CLIBBORN
Investor & Board Observer

Expert in venture investment and a leader in Ireland’s most active angel investment syndicate where he has evaluated and led investments in a number of deep tech start-ups. 

Investors/ Stakeholders