Seán J. Burke, Managing Director

Seán Burke has more than 20 years consulting, business management and evaluation experience, acquired within both big-4 consulting environments, within small consulting companies and in small business management. He has undertaken evaluation work across a wide spectrum of EU policy and development co-operation areas.

He played a key role in the launch and development of the European Tech Investment Forum programme (EIF/ETIF) into one of the most successful investment forum programs for ICT companies in Europe and provided a commercialisation platform for RTD projects from the EU Information Society Technologies programme (IST). Mr. Burke has also reviewed key European research and innovation initiatives such as PROTON, the IRC Network and IPR Helpdesk. For the Eureka! Research Programme, he co-authored a guide on raising finance, as part of the latter's training and development programme, and has provided communication and content development services to the UNDP. He has significant experience across a wider number of policy areas, including: research and innovation, high-growth entrepreneurship, venture capital, business management, business leadership, private sector development and general economic development, clustering, regional policy, information society development and civil society, e-health, education, e-government, human rights and democracy. Geographical experience includes most of the EU-25 and Accession States, Eastern Europe and Russia, USA, as well as numerous countries in Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific.