Declan was appointed as Senior Advisor to ERINN Innovation in 2020. With a successful career in innovation and fundraising, his acumen includes executing profitable business plans, monetizing original concepts, and writing children’s books. His experience in fundraising spans across the European Union, and includes both public and private sectors. In 2016, Declan launched Zoan BioMed, a company specializing in medical-grade coral as a disruptive orthopaedic therapy. He was instrumental in raising over €3 M, and completing pre-clinical trials to validate the efficacy and safety of orthopaedic devices. Declan is a Founding member of Hatchery of Ideas, and has worked as co-founder to launch a diversity of food, life science and on-line retail companies - bringing products through the innovation life-cycle to market.