Why did the government of Northern Ireland help sponsor a conference for Indian-American entrepreneurs in Boston last week? Because “the next great idea can come from anywhere,” says Gary Hanley, Senior Vice President for Invest Northern Ireland, in an interview with Latitude News. Hanley thinks Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, has a lot in common with Boston, where he’s based. “In Northern Ireland, we’ve put education at the center of economic development,” he says. “We have two excellent universities and a lot of young engineers. We invest in telecommunications and infrastructure…, it’s a great place to build software and produce technology. ”Northern Ireland has become a popular destination for Indian companies looking to expand in Europe, Hanley told the audience at a conference hosted by the Boston chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). He believes it’s a natural fit for American business too… read the press release