Dr. Breda Kenny

Munster Technological University

Biography: Dr. Breda Kenny, BBS, MBS, MMII Grad PhD is Head of School of Business at Munster Technological University Cork, Ireland. She has over 28 years lecturing, management, and research experience in entrepreneurship and international business. Breda has led and project managed several EU funded programmes under Interreg NPA, Interreg Europe, Erasmus Plus, Daphne and Leonardo da Vinci in the areas of entrepreneurship education, business development, regional innovation strategies, senior and female entrepreneurship. She is involved in research supervision and external examining to PhD level. She is editor of Small Enterprise Research and has published in international peer reviewed journals such as R & D Management, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, Industry & Higher Education, The Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development and Small Enterprise Research. At a European level, Breda was an elected member of the board of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) from 2013 – 2019 with responsibility for collaboration and industry engagement. From 2018 Р2021, she was appointed as external expert evaluator and rapporteur for the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) for the review and evaluation of EIT labelled masters and doctoral programmes. Breda was appointed by the European Commission as an Evaluator for H2020-SwafS and HORIZON-MSCA-2021. In Ireland, Breda is a Chair of the Campus Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Network (CEEN) Initiative. Breda is co-founder and director of Surecom NS Ltd, and director of the Rubicon Innovation and Incubation Centre.

Research Interests: Connected Health; Entrepreneurship, Collaborative Innovation, Internationalisation