Allan Shine was recently invited to represent the business community on the Advisory Board of EDEN in NUI Maynooth

EDEN is a unique, university-wide initiative to enhance the quality and level of entrepreneurial activity within the university – both students and faculty. EDEN aims to stimulate creativity, innovation, problem solving and design-thinking. I was invited to join the advisory board in April alongside a number of experienced and renowned professionals within the innovation and business sector. As a board member I play a role in advising EDEN on the strategic direction and decisions to make in order to bring the centre forward.

The board consists of:

Frank Devitt – NUI Maynooth, Dept of Design and Innovation

Ben Finnegan – NUi Maynooth Student Union President

Ray O’Neill, Nui Maynooth, VP of Innovation

Peter Robbins, EDEN Manager

John Scanlan, NUI Maynooth, Commercialisation Office Director

Inez Bailey, Director of National Adult Literacy Agency

Ciaran Black, Coillte, Group Innovation Director

Mark Brennan, SAP, VP Development Ireland

David Byrne, Enterprise Ireland, Regional Director

Orla Graham, Deloitte, Head of HR

Ann Horan, CEO Ryan Academy

Sean mcNulty, MD Of Dolmen Design

Raomal Perera, Insead, Adjunct Prof of Entrepreneurship