Belfast Telegraph

Technology tycoon lands award

By Margaret Canning

A Northern Ireland technology entrepreneur has been nominated as innovation founder of the year after a public vote.

Dr Hugh Cormican is a founder of Andor Technology, formed by a team of researchers which developed scientific cameras to overcome light-measuring problems.

In 2004 he guided Andor through its successful stock market listing on the AIM, transforming it from a university spin-out into a global company employing nearly 300 people.

Dr Cormican later set up Cirdan Imaging, which designs medical imaging solutions for the treatment of cancer.

The NISP (Northern Ireland Science Park) Connect innovation founder of the year award recognises business people who have built a life sciences or technology-based business organisation in Northern Ireland.

Dr Cormican will be honoured at NISP Connect's £25K Awards gala dinner for his contribution to innovation on Thursday.

He said: "I was surprised and humbled when I heard that I was going to receive this award. It is a great honour."

And Dr Cormican added: "This is a great incentive for me to do more and to do more to encourage entrepreneurship."