Dermott Reilly

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Dermott Reilly

Dermott Reilly

Dermott graduated in economics & history from Liverpool University in 1979, moved to London and ran his own food packaging and distribution business until 1996 when, frustrated by wastage and inefficiency in the food supply chain, was attracted to RFID and emerging technology. Having patented the first non-digital tracking device, he moved on to sell RFID training courses to educational establishments and major electronic companies. Among his creations were ChefServe, a PDA designed for chefs to make food ordering efficient and RefServe, the world’s first goal detection systems for FIFA.

From 2004 to 2010 Dermott worked in various projects helping companies and organizations embrace emerging technology. He successfully introduced GS1 barcode methodology to the UK healthcare sector, launched the first UK Discovery NanoLab concept in London and has a number of new products created to address gaps in the agricultural sector caused by the introduction of REACH regulation across Europe.

From 2010 to 2016 Dermott focused on building the world’s most innovative network of 1000+ nanotechnology labs and engineering specialists, a channel of experts which now underpin NanoLandGlobal. 

This knowledge network fast-tracks innovation specifically for commercial and organizational value, helping countries regardless of economic development, leap-frog technology and adapt best practice, whether in transport, agriculture, construction or 3D manufacturing.

Dermott is a firm believer that safe nanotechnology and nanoscience has a major role to play in fighting Climate Change, addressing issues around pollution, food security, energy efficiency, city-life quality, supply chain sustainability, agriculture, population growth, employment, clean water, health and greener commerce. His driving ambition is to dovetail new eco-friendly technologies with business and societal needs, fast-tracking new solutions around Sustainability Best Practice and helping countries, organisations and SME’s identify market-ready practical solutions that drive value. Nature continues to be our best teacher and increasingly developments in nano-instrumentation and research help release these secrets for commercial reward.

Dermott has two daughters, lives between Ireland, UK and France, and travels extensively. A distinguished athlete at University, he continues to harvest that energy by running daily and practising Japa yoga.