Innovation & Research Project Management

Research Project Manager for the Environmental Protection AgencyTechnical writer for R&D Tax Credits submissions to Revenue and HMRCEnterprise Ireland  EIT Food Export Evaluator and Coach/Mentor EUREKA Eurostars European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

EIT Food Export Evaluator & Coach/Mentor

EIT Food is a consortium of more than 50 partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities across 13 countries that has been selected by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) in the agrifood sector. As one of the largest public-funded initiatives in the EU agrifood innovation space, the EIT Food KIC acts as a people-centric and resource-smart transformer of the European food system, driving consumer confidence and improving global health.
Oonagh Monahan started as a Coach on the EIT Food Seedbed accelerator bootcamps that were held in Belfast (Northern Ireland), Munich (Germany) and Aarhus (Denmark) in 2020. She was subsequently invited to become an expert evaluator for funding applications. Oonagh is currently the coach for FeJuice, a University spin-out science-based nutrition drink company in Serbia.  

My role:
• evaluation of project proposals submitted by entrepreneurs and startups
• 1:1 discussions with shortlisted applicants to determine fit for the funding
• to provide short term business coaching support as agreed between the funding recipient and EIT Food
• assisting EIT Food by providing opinions and advice in specific cases (ad-hoc tasks)  

EUREKA Eurostars

Oonagh Monahan is an Expert Evaluator for businesses applying for funding to the EUREKA Eurostars programme.


Oonagh is an International Business Advisor with the EBRD since 2021. The EBRD helps SMEs access business advice in a number of countries, from the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean to Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. As a business advisor with the EBRD, I help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop and thrive and to tap into international best practices and industry advice to improve their performance and grow. They are dynamic companies with dedicated and passionate management.  

Technical writer for R&D Tax Credits submissions to  Revenue & HMRC

To qualify for the R&D Tax Credit, a company’s research and development activities must meet the qualifying criteria laid out by Revenue or HMRC.  

Our role is to get to know your business, we will meet with your team to discuss and explore R&D opportunities and activities, identify the qualifying activities, articulate the detail of the project, and prepare the Science Test element of the report for submission.  

In addition, we can advise on how best to prepare and manage the documentation needed, and identify R&D funding and other supports that may be available.


Research Project Manager for the EPA

The EPA has a statutory role in supporting and coordinating environmental research in Ireland.  The EPA Research Programme has a strong focus on policy and has been driven by national regulations and European Directives.  Policy-related research plays a vital role in ensuring that European Union (EU) and national policies are implemented in the most cost-effective manner.   

Our role is to provide project management expertise, coordinating with the funder, co-funders, research teams and international Steering Committee members. 

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