Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 24 January 2019
Public Accounts Committee
Special Report No. 104 of the Comptroller and Auditor General: Waterford Institute of Technology - Development and Disposal of Intellectual Property in FeedHenry
Professor Willie Donnelly:
Yes. It takes about 80% of my time at the moment. We have an application ready to go, and we have worked hard on that between the two institutes. We have an issue in the sense that we have an engagement with the TUI, which is the academic union, and we are in negotiation with it to look at how we complete a memorandum of understanding, MoU, which it wants to complete before we move to the next phase. Things are progressing, maybe not as fast as we would all like, but it is extremely important that we engage the staff and that the staff are fully part of the process.