The Smart Economy and Innovation within Irish Universities – How are we doing?

Ireland“Since 1998, the Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions (PRTLI) has invested €865 million (including exchequer and private matching funds) into strengthening national research capabilities via investment in human and physical infrastructure within Irish Universities. In 2000, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) was established as a key organisation in the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP 2007-2013) and the Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation 2006-2013. A sum of €8.2 billion has been allocated for scientific research under the NDP and SSTI of which SFI has responsibility to invest €1.4 billion …” (more)

[Watchdog on Higher Education in Ireland, 24 April]

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