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Declan Kirrane

ISC Intelligence in Science
Declan Kirrane is Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, a specialised science, technology and R&D public affairs firm based in Brussels. ISC develops and implements Strategic Research Agendas for science and technology-based organisations in the EU and US. His practice area covers IP, R&D consortia development, management and dissemination and his specialities are in themes of ICT, health, security, defence, space and related policies, legislation, programmes and funding mechanisms. Mr. Kirrane has a background in analysing the relationship between public and private R&D funding and the impact on R&D performance: he has worked extensively on science and technology policy evaluation methodologies and technology options for policy- and decision-makers. The EU’s Digital Agenda, emerging European space, security and defence policies are part of his remit. He launched the CORDIS Science News Service for the EU, has edited CORDIS Focus and the Innovation and Technology Transfer (ITT) Newsletter, both published by the European Commission. Declan is a graduate of University College, Dublin and the Dublin Institute of Technology.