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Mark Pollock Speaking Highlights

Mark Pollock helps people to build resilience and collaborate with others so that they achieve more than they thought possible. Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark became an adventure athlete competing in ultra-endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar...

Exploring The Frontiers Of Spinal Cord Injury Recovery

In the aftermath of Mark’s catastrophic spinal cord injury in 2010, he drew on his experiences as an adventure athlete. It started with the simple principle that moving was better than staying still. And, that has led onto a personal quest to cure paralysis in our...

A Cocktail Of Interventions Across Disciplines

Mark speaks about what it will take to cure paralysis in our lifetime. In particular he focuses on why it will take a cocktail of interventions and the importance of collaboration across...

Providing Others With Access To Exoskeletons

We launched an Exoskeleton Access Programme at Dublin City University to provide access to paralysed people, stroke patients, those with MS and other neurological conditions for a nominal fee. One of those people talks about her experience of using the Ekso Bionics...

Catalysing Collaborations Across The Globe

The therapies that have the ability to make a difference are locked inside university labs or underfunded start-ups. Mark presented that problem to his colleagues in the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders during an education module in Oxford along with his...

Facilitating a Venture Philanthropy Investment

Through Mark’s connections in the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, we supported NeuroRecovery Technologies to move one step closer to commercialising their trans-cutaneous spinal stimulators. As a founding member of WEF’s Druid Collective Initiative –...

Mark’s Story Captured in Award Winning Documentary Feature Film

Mark’s rollercoaster  story of blindness, spinal cord injury and work to cure paralysis with his fiancee, Simone George, is chronicled over the course of six years in Unbreakable – The Mark Pollock Story. Director, Ross Whitaker, said: “The film is really a testament...