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HEA postpones review of €64m sale of WIT spin-out company

Waterford Institute of Technology plans to carry out its own study of the sale of Feedhenry

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

12th January, 2020
Waterford Institute of Technology

A Higher Education Authority (HEA) probe into governance and oversight at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) over the €64 million sale of Feedhenry, a campus spin-out mobile software firm, is to be shelved in favour of a review by the college.

The governing body of WIT has told officials at the Department of Education & Skills that it is preparing to hire its own expert reviewer to look into the policy of commercialising intellectual property...

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