Dr. Gerard Kennedy
National Contact Point for Cluster 4 Digital
Gerard is an Electronics Engineer, with graduate and post-graduate degrees in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. He has over 30 years’ hands on experience (1977-2007) in the research, simulation, design, implementation, and test of a wide range of electronic and computer systems used in wide range of applications including professional audio, data telecommunications, radar systems, power electronics systems, vision systems, and microelectronic systems. This work was carried out while working with Irish multinational companies and SMEs, and also with the Circuits and Systems Research Centre at the University of Limerick. Since 2007 he has been employed as a National Expert and National Contact Point for Information and Communication Technologies in Enterprise Ireland promoting, supporting, advising and assisting Irish researchers and innovators applying for funding in EU research Framework Programmes (e.g. FP7, H2020 and Horizon Europe). Gerard has also assisted the European Commission in evaluating proposals submitted for funding and also in monitoring/reviewing funded projects.