Dominic McLarnon is the Horizon 2020 Northern Ireland Contact Point for Energy. He has a responsibility to engage with EU energy related research and development programmes in order to maximise Northern Irelands opportunities for EU funding under Horizon 2020.
The Horizon 2020 NICP Energy service aims to ensure that NI companies, research institutions and other organisations are well informed when applying for Horizon 2020 funding for energy-related projects. We provide advice and support on accessing Horizon 2020 funding for research, development, demonstration, innovation and market transformation across the energy theme.
The key area of activity is the Horizon 2020 Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy Challenge which covers research, demonstration, innovation and market transformation actions across Energy Efficiency, Competitive low-Carbon Energy and Smart Cities and Communities. The role also works in other cross cutting themes in the Horizon 2020 programme where energy plays a key role.
Mr McLarnon brings a wealth of skills and experience in energy based university research, commercial environmental product design and private practice sustainability consultancy to the role. He has particular expertise in the areas of building integrated solar thermal and solar photovoltaic, sustainable construction, environmental product design, energy efficiency and low carbon technologies.