Why shaking up third-level R&D would pay economic dividends

Ireland“If Ireland is to create more start-up companies out of third-level research and compete in emerging global industries, it needs to attract academic talent and be prepared to significantly increase its university funding, according to a lecturer at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. Rory O’Shea has made academic entrepreneurship his research speciality. He is currently adding the final touches to a book that identifies what universities need to do to spawn commercial success stories and create clusters of companies that benefit the economy …” (more)

[Ian Campbell, Irish Times, 4 September]

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