Luke Upton, editor of Bio-based World News recently interviewed Professor Orla Feely, UCD vice-president for research, innovation and impact to talk about linking academia to entrepreneurship, why Ireland is a perfect fit for the bio-economy and much more.
This interview first appeared in Issue #10 of the 'Bio-Based World Quarterly', which had a special focus on the Irish bio-economy.
[caption id="attachment_44885" align="alignright" width="250"] Professor Orla Feely, UCD vice-president for research, innovation and impact[/caption]
Luke Upton (LU): Thanks for the time today. With the first National Policy Statement, the development of the National Bioeconomy Campus at Lisheen as well as a growing number of start-ups, we are seeing a real focus in Ireland on developing its bio-economy. What’s driving this change?