Gráinne Lennon works a collaborations broker with InterTradeIreland. Her responsibilities include running the Horizon 2020 north/south support programme, secretariat for the US-Ireland R&D partnership and exploring new opportunities for all island collaboration/clusters that will result in mutual economic benefit for Ireland and Northern Ireland. Prior to this, she managed InterTradeIreland’s Funding for Growth programme, which aims to assist companies become investor and funding ready. Gráinne has a wide range of experience gained from working in an executive capacity with a number of SME’s across the island. Her skills stretch from business planning to raising finance and financial control. She has worked with early stage/start up businesses and more established ventures. Gráinne is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.