Development and Public Engagement Manager, LIT
Seamus Hoyne is a Mechanical Engineer with Master of Engineering in Renewable Energy (University of Limerick) and Masters of Science Energy Management (University of Ulster). He has been involved in R&D in the energy sector since 1993. He is an experienced manager with 20 years’ experience in energy, education and flexible learning environments. A proven project manager and team leader with a systematic and structured approached to development activities. He has extensive networks regionally, nationally and internationally in the sustainable energy and higher education fields. He has a thorough knowledge and experience of Europe and National funding schemes with experience of coordinating large scale multi-national projects. In February 2017 he was appointed as Development and Public Engagement Manager within LIT. He leads the Development Unit in LIT, based in Thurles, Ireland, which implemented a wide range of National and EU Fund projects across a range of strategic areas of interest. From 1998 to 2012 Seamus was the Managing Director of the Tipperary Energy Agency (TEA) and grew the organisation from initial concept to where it is one of the leading Energy Agencies in Ireland and Europe. He is the current Chair of the Board of Directors of the TEA. He has been involved in over 25 EU funded R&D Projects including acting as coordinator EU CONCERTO Project SERVE (2007 to 2012) which oversaw an investment of €10.4m in sustainable energy in North Tipperary. From 2017 to 2019 he led the Superhomes 2.0 Research Project assessing the performance of Air Source Heat Pumps In 2018 he as appointed as Secretary General of FEDARNE, the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment, a network of over 80 Energy Agencies and Regions implementing sustainable energy actions and delivering on the energy transition.