Are you maximising your intellectual assets?

With 30 years’ experience, we know the frustrations intellectual asset management can cause even the most experienced professionals. We will help you clearly define your constraints and develop effective solutions.


We provide a free initial consultation and quotation for maximising the value of your intellectual assets to your business


We assess how to optimise your existing intellectual assets and identify strategies for closing any intellectual asset gaps


We deliver a report that defines a strategy for achieving your business goals through optimised intellectual asset utilisation

Don’t let the lack of a management framework for intellectual assets hold your company back, contact us for your free initial consultation

Technology Acquisition

We assist clients in identifying the most expedient acquisition strategy for technologies required to develop and sustain their business. This may come in the form of an off the shelf solution, a collaborative development or commissioned project and may involve purchasing or licensing.

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) by identifying and planning the developmental, regulatory approval and supply-chain building phases as well as undertaking customer value proposition validation and market feasibility assessment.

Our clients grow because we provide the right information in the right form at the right time. 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

Whether your business needs technology, expertise or investment, we will work with you to identify solutions. Our clients include SMEs, MNCs, research institutions and international Governments.


We help research institutions assess market opportunities for new technologies and spin-out companies, and support strategic investment decision-making by Universities and government bodies.


We work with clients from all over the world to find opportunities internationally. From technology scouting to international partner identification we collect and connect solutions for our clients.


We specialise in knowledge & technology transfer and commercialisation. We also source technology and expertise internationally and broker multidisciplinary industry-institutional collaborations.
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.