Pintail Ltd is an SME based in Dublin. The main company activities are technology transfer, academic/industry collaboration, consultancy and project management, with an emphasis on the management of EU projects. Pintail personnel have been contributing to or managing EU projects since the early 1990s, in programmes as diverse as Esprit, ACTS, eContent+, eTen, FP6 and FP7. Pintail has acted as a ‘problem manager’ for projects which have received ‘red flag’ reviews, as a specialist subcontractor and as a full project partner (as in the case of In-MINDD). Ciaran Clissmann, the Pintail director who will lead the company’s team in In-MINDD, has worked for two years in Brussels for the Commission, as well as managing and administrating STREPs or similar projects in a number of programmes. In addition, he has a strong background in ageing research, having worked over an extended period on the TRIL Centre (Intel’s ageing health research centre) and with the TILDA (Irish longitudinal study in ageing) project.

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