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Kevin is responsible for oversight and strategic direction of Walton Institute’s Applied and Commercial Research Activities. He plays a key role in driving the Walton Institute Research Units and staff to get involved in EU applied research, and the EI ComFund, driving proposal strategies for all relevant research funding calls including, but not limited to, the key cross-unit decisions, assisting in commercial, research and proposal development of each unit.

Kevin’s area of expertise is Pervasive Computing, which is the forerunner to ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). Kevin has been involved in this space since he joined Walton Institute in 2004. Kevin has already coordinated a number of key EU projects in this space, for example the €15M EU flagship project, which closed in April 2014 and received significant praise from expert scientific reviewers.

Kevin most recently coordinated the 60 partner, €17m, H2020 Project DEMETER (, which focuses on full supply chain interoperability in the Agriculture sector. 

Kevin was the founder of a Walton Institute startup called ‘Fuseami’. Fuseami provides a service whereby attendees at events and conferences can discover each other based on their degree of relevance.

Research Funding

EU FP6 Daidalos: (participant) €25m, 700k TSSG

EU FP6 Daidalos 2: (participant) €25m, €1m TSSG

Enterprise Ireland IMSARCS: (coordinator) €2m TSSG

Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway: (coordinator) €2m TSSG

EU FP7 PERSIST: (coordinator) €5m, €1m TSSG

EU FP7 SOCIETIES: (coordinator) €15m, €2m TSSG

Enterprise Ireland VSEBaaS: (coordinator) €400k TSSG

Enterprise Ireland CSF: (coordinator) €25k Fuseami Ltd.

EU FIC3 Accelerator: (coordinator) €112k fuseami Ltd.

Enterprise Ireland Support Grants: (coordinator) €200k, TSSG

H2020 NIVA: (participant) €300k, Walton

H2020 SmartAgriHubs: (participant) €150k, Walton

H2020 DEMETER: (coordinator) €17.5m, €2.04M, Walton

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelors Degree, Bachelor of Technology, Electronic Engineering

Award Date: 30 Sep 1994

External positions

Deputy President Waterford Chamber Board of Directors, Waterford Chamber of Commerce

2021 → …


  • T201 Patents. Trademarks
  • Internet of Things
  • Pervasive Systems
  • Securing Funding
  • Research Management
  • Telecommunications


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