Fergus Begley

Start Up Manager

Innovation & Impact

Magee campus

Room MT106,
BT48 7JL,
Start Up Manager

Fergus Begley


As Start Up Manager at Ulster University, Fergus brings over twenty years’ experience in senior positions across design, business development and process engineering in the manufacturing, nanotech and healthcare industries.

Fergus manages a range of technologies developed from our world class research, ensuring a pipeline of high-quality, sustainable spinout companies. Fergus seeks to generate a financial return to the University by growing our existing portfolio as well as taking new ventures to market - demonstrating the University’s economic impact and the commercial relevance of our research.

Fergus holds a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, an MSc in Polymer Science & Engineering, an MSc in Energy Management & Renewable Technology and an Executive MBA, and provides mentoring to the university’s potential entrepreneurs, ensuring access to start-up capital through Innovation Ulster Ltd and beyond, and facilitating business advice.

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