Whether you need technology for your business or business for your technologywe form the perfect fit

Technology Acquisition

Our discrete TechScoutR™ technology search service finds products, suppliers, intellectual property owners and licensors while ensuring your business needs and technology interests are not disclosed. 

Our DealmakR™ service delivers powerful benchmark deal information and terms to help you define your negotiating position and structure the deal that works best for your business.  

Our Deal-managR™ service keeps you on top of your contracts and licensing agreements through systematic scheduling of royalty reports, stage payments, interim reviews and other performance and compliance reporting obligations. 

Collaborative Research

Our international network of Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) enables us to find the right collaborator for you. We can also identify relevant sources of public funding and assist with proposal writing and research agreement finalisation.

Technology / Product Development

We assist clients in advancing their Technology Readiness Level (TRL) through technology, regulation and supply-chain roadmapping, customer value proposition validation and market feasibility assessment.

Our research, networks and training services provide access to new thinking, technologies, markets and partnerships that facilitate informed decision-making with greater business impact.

Tim and I have worked on a number of projects together. He has great depth in technology sourcing, across several industries, and is very well connected. Tim is especially effective at defining client challenges and finding creative and non-traditional solutions. I highly recommend Tim and Formium Consulting.
Richard McArdle -VP Research & Innovation, ConAgra Foods

We Want To Work With You

Our clients are diverse and come with different needs. They include SMEs, MNCs, research institutions and international Governments. We’ve worked on projects that include sourcing bioactives, African & middle-east agribusiness development and business sector opportunities in space.


We help Research Institutions across the world to assess market opportunities for new technologies or companies they are developing. We also perform economic feasibility analyses to support strategic investment decision-making by Universities and local governments.


We work with clients from all over the world to find opportunities from all over the world. From technology scouting to international partner identification we deliver value-driving connectedness to our clients.


Formium Consulting Limited specialises in knowledge & technology transfer and intellectual property commercialisation. We help companies to identify sources of technology and expertise and to develop collaborative partnerships with institutional researchers. 

We also assist research institutions in commercialising their research output and we assist governments in identifying and building support for collaborative research with strong economic impact.

Three Decades of Experience

Formium Consulting Ltd was founded in 2016 by Dr. Tim Roche. Tim has 30 years’ experience in innovative technology and business development, scaling, commercialisation and operations management in University, SME and MNC settings.

Tim has lived in Ireland, Australia, SEA and the USA and has advised international companies and government departments on business development opportunities in Ireland, the USA, Japan, Africa and the Middle East. He recently served as a start-up business mentor on the NSF/SFI i-CORPS program in Boston, USA.

Tim is a graduate of University College Cork and of executive education programs at Harvard, Kellogg School of Management, UCD Michael Smurfit Business School and Michigan State University. He is also a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) and a member of ASTP Proton.