Jenny Melia

Divisional Manager - High Potential Start-Ups

Jennifer Melia

Jenny Melia joined Enterprise Ireland in 1996 after completing a BSc and PhD in Chemistry in UCD. She initially joined the Research and Innovation Division as a commercialisation specialist based in Trinity College Dublin.

Jenny originally planned to stay with the organisation for two years but loved working with companies on their innovation agendas. Twenty three years later, she is as passionate and committed to helping Irish companies to innovate and grow as ever.

Jenny subsequently managed Enterprise Ireland’s national research and technology programmes between industry and third-level research institutes. As the Irish liaison for EU nanotech and advanced materials funding programmes, she was appointed by the EU Commissioner to their high level advisory group.

Jenny then spent a rewarding seven years working with Enterprise Ireland’s food and beverage clients – including start-ups, quickly scaling companies and global players. She later managed the team, working with SMEs across all sectors and regions.

Jenny joined the High Potential Start-Up team in May 2019. Originally from Rathangan. Co. Kildare, she continues to live nearby, in a small and scenic townland in the countryside called Knavinstown.

Jennifer Melia

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