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Kenneth Germaine PhD

Founder & CEO, Funding Master

Dr. Ken Germaine is a self-employed entrepreneur, European funding consultant, business advisor, trainer and mentor.  Ken is founder of Funding Master ( which aims to increase the number of organisations accessing EU-funded programmes such as INTERREG, ERASMUS+, HORIZON2020, Europe for Citizens, Creative Europe etc.  He has been involved in EU-funded projects since 1997; including writing, managing and evaluating projects.

He is a fellow and past President of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers (IMCA, Ireland) and was Chief Executive Officer of the BASE Enterprise Centre for nearly 10 years.  Since 2010 he has been an independent consultant and undertaken a range of projects including an Interim CEO role and setting up the EU Lab for Dublin City Council.

Academically, Ken holds a B.A. (Hons) in politics and economics, as well as, an M.A. in political science from University College Dublin (UCD) and a PhD from Trinity College Dublin on community-based social enterprises in Ireland within economic geography.

Ken can be contacted at