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Creating a Rural Hub at the Centre of the Bioeconomy Ecosystem: Repurposing the Lisheen Mine

  • Professor Kevin O'Connor.
  • Agrifood, Biotechnology, Bioeconomy

Professor O'Connor's expertise, research and vision have positioned UCD and Ireland as a European leader in bioeconomy research. Developing from an innovation partnership with Glanbia in 2014 and his work as part of a taskforce to look at the repurposing of the former Lisheen mine site in Tipperary, Kevin helped to create the Lisheen Bioeconomy Campus which has the potential to create over 1,800 jobs and return €75M to the local area.