Conrad Burke

UCD Alumni Award in Science 2022

Conrad Burke grew up in Bray Co. Wicklow. He graduated with a BSc Hons (Physics) from UCD in 1989. Conrad resides in Silicon Valley, California as co-founder and managing partner of MetaVC Partners – a VC firm, backed by Bill Gates. Conrad is known as an entrepreneur and investor who has worked and lived in the U.S., Japan, Germany, and the U.K building successful new businesses in renewable energy, optical communications, nanomaterials, and biosciences. He was founder and CEO of Silicon Valley based, Innovalight, a specialty nanomaterials startup which was acquired by DuPont Corporation. Conrad has served on the boards of a number of technology companies, including the European Solar Energy Industry Association in Brussels. He was a Technology Pioneer awardee at the World Economic Forum in Davos and a recipient of an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ award. Conrad also has a MSc (Physics) from Trinity College, Dublin.