David Gardiner


David is the lead on Open labs and the Innovation Business Development Manager for DIT Hothouse. Open Labs creates an external R&D facility for small firms, giving them access to more than 600 DIT researchers and facilities in product prototyping, virtual reality, internet of things, data analysis for business and innovative surface coatings.  

David joined DIT Hothouse as the lead on DIT’s student business support programme. The programme, entitled I-Cubed, develops DIT students and alumni as entrepreneurs with the intention to create viable and sustainable businesses.

David holds a Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting & Finance, Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Development, Postgraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise and has studied a Degree in Digital Technology, Design and Innovation. David has held positions in Marketing, Operations, Business Development and was a participant on IBEC’s Export Orientation Programme/Global Graduates.