Matthew Kennedy

Head of Strategy and Business, International Energy Research Centre

Dr. Matthew Kennedy is responsible for Strategy and Business within the International Energy Research Centre. Prior to this role Matt led national and international energy RD&D initiatives for the Irish Government as National Delegate for Horizon 2020 in Ireland and as R&D lead in SEAI. He chaired a collaborative group of 10 OECD countries that pooled finance for research collaborative activities. Internationally, Matt lead the technology negotiations for the UN at COP21, is the Chair of the UN’s Climate Technology Centre and Network in Copenhagen, and the Chair of the Programme Board of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership ( REEEP) based in Vienna. Matt has a Phd (Engineering) from TCD and Masters’ degrees from UCD (Business Admin) and NUIG (Development).