Dr. Breda Kenny

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)

Biography: Dr. Breda Kenny is head of School of Business at Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland.   She is responsible for the effective general management of the School and its constituent departments. She was the former Head of the Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence and has over 25 years lecturing, and research experience in entrepreneurship, international business and management. Breda has led and project managed a number of 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 in Chief of the International Journal – Small Enterprise Research. She 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 – 2020, she was appointed as external expert evaluators and rapporteur for the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT). In 2019, Breda was appointed by the European Commission as an Evaluator for the H2020-SwafS-2019-1 single submission call. In Ireland, Breda is a Chair of the Campus Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Network (CEEN) Initiative.  On industry experience, Breda is co-founder and director of Surecom NS Ltd, and director of the Rubicon Innovation and Incubation Centre.

Research Interests: Entrepreneurship, Collaborative Innovation, Internationalisation