Tim Joyce

Director, Risk Assessment and Technology Validation




Tim Joyce is the director of risk assessment and technology development at the University of Notre Dame's IDEA Center. Tim de-risks technologies in the 4 Cylinder stage of the Commercialization Engine by achieving commercially relevant milestones. He works with entrepreneurial teams and researchers to design and conduct programs that demonstrate the potential of novel technology.


Tim has established himself as an expert in matters relating to the commercialization of early stage technology in over 10 years at Notre Dame. He has worked with faculty to review market dynamics and opportunities relevant to disclosed technologies and university research programs. He has managed the university's patent filings, and continues to work with companies who have a vested interest in the commercial development of Notre Dame technology through the execution of a license. In his ​past roles,​ Tim ​led the technology, patentability and market evaluation efforts for​ a broad range of technologies. He is able to quickly identify and breakdown the critical aspects of a technology in order to focus further development. Previously, Tim was employed as an engineer in The Linde Group where he specialized in the production of gasses for the healthcare, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, advanced material, and steel industries. Tim directly supported the operations of four cryogenic air separation plants in addition to a number of bed reactor sites. His efforts were critical to change management projects for the purposes of operational efficiency and compliance. Tim spent 6 years in the US Navy where he qualified as a submarine warfare officer and nuclear propulsion engineer.


Tim has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University South Bend.