TCD / UCD Innovation Alliance to Drive Smart Economy Job Creation

“Ireland’s two top universities, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) today (Wednesday 11th March 2009) jointly unveiled a visionary job creation plan as part of the national recovery initiative built around the Smart Economy in the presence of An Taoiseach, Mr Brian Cowen T.D. The TCD / UCD Innovation Alliance is a radical partnership which will work with the education sector, the State and its agencies and the business and venture capital communities to develop a world-class ecosystem for innovation that will drive enterprise development and the creation of sustainable high value jobs. By forming the Innovation Alliance the universities recognise a need to evolve and play a powerful role within such an ecosystem. TCD Provost Dr John Hegarty and UCD President Dr Hugh Brady said ‘This is a time of national crisis. Evidence shows that during recession, innovation thrives. New realities bring with them new opportunities …’ …” (more)

[TCD, 11 March]

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