Dr Ruairi Friel

Dr Ruairi Friel

CEO & Co-Founder

Ruairi is the founding CEO of GlasPort Bio and has 20 years’ experience in the biotechnology industry. He has previously co-founded an agri. biotech company and raised approximately €5m.

Ruairi has held senior research positions in several European biotech companies, and worked as an executive within the Technology Transfer Office at the University of Galway, where he was responsible for commercialisation of
technologies relating to biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

Ruairi received a 1st class honours Bachelor of Science, Biotechnology from the University of Galway, a PhD in Neurovirology from the University of Glasgow, and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh.


The greatest problem solvers

We are, after all, the greatest problem solvers to have ever existed on Earth. If working apart, we are a force powerful enough to destabilize our planet. Surely working together, we are powerful enough to save it.

Veteran British broadcaster and documentary maker David Attenborough.

The GasAbate innovation is disruptive

The [GasAbate] innovation is disruptive and would be a game-changing technology. The impact for the environment is significant and it would put Europe worldwide on the leading edge

European Commission, EIC Review panel

2019 Climate Action Summit

The climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win.

António Guterres - Remarks at 2019 Climate Action Summit

The strongest lever

Cutting methane is the strongest lever we have to slow climate change over the next 25 years

Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environmental Programme