Past recipients of this prestigious award include: former President of Ireland, Dr. Patrick Hillary; Irish author, Maeve Binchy; and former EU Commissioner and Attorney General to the Irish Government, Sir. Peter Sutherland.
“Pearse Lyons is a scientist, innovator and entrepreneur who, long before the term became fashionable, was engaged in forging the knowledge economy. All of the characteristics of the knowledge economy, notably, a commitment to research and development, a commitment to university-industry links, and a commitment to employee training and development are found in his company, Alltech”, said UCD President, Dr. Hugh Brady.
Passion for science
“I am honoured to accept this prestigious award from a university that I admire and respect. Since graduating in biochemistry from UCD, I have continued to work closely with the university through Alltech and our numerous collaborative initiatives such as the Mini MBA, the Alltech Masters Programme and student internship programmes. I applaud UCD’s outstanding academics who nurtured my passion for science and are continuing to inspire young minds today”, said Dr. Lyons. Related Website
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