Budget 2017: More allocated for scientific and humanities research

Posted in Research on October 12th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The Departments of Jobs and of Education have both receive additional money to spend on scientific and humanities research. The Jobs allocation will see Science Foundation Ireland receive a 3.5% increase to €162.5 million, and Enterprise Ireland will have €122 million to invest in research supports, up 3.7% …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 11 October]

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Former EI CEO Frank Ryan appointed chair of Athlone Institute of Technology

Posted in Governance and administration on April 27th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Former CEO of Enterprise Ireland Frank Ryan has been appointed chairman of the governing body of Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). Ryan succeeds Paul Breen who was in the role from 2006 …” (more)

[Grainne Rothery, Business and Leadership, 27 April]

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International research: if you’re not in you can’t win

Posted in Research on April 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The International Research Organisation review panel is considering if Ireland should stump up cash to join research bodies. Most times a deal too good to be true really is and can be dismissed. But every now and then a good deal genuinely is a good deal and should be grabbed with both hand …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 20 April]

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WIT expands university partnership in Brazil

Posted in Governance and administration on January 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“During the Enterprise Ireland led education mission late last year, Brazil announced that it is more than doubling the number of undergraduate scholarships to Ireland this year …” (more)

[Munster Express, 28 January]

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Poor language skills of Irish workers barrier to export market growth – Sinnamon

Posted in Life on November 26th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Irish people’s language skills are one of the main obstacles to Irish companies getting the most out of the growing Chinese market, Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon has said …” (more)

[Gavin McLoughlin, Independent, 26 November]

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Taoiseach to launch €5m technology centre in Cork

Posted in Research on November 21st, 2014 by steve

Ireland“An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will today launch a €5 million technology centre in Cork designed to create new business opportunities for Irish financial services and technology companies through addressing governance and compliance issues …” (more)

[Barry Roche, Irish Times, 21 November]

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Minister English visits India to highlight education and research opportunities in Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, is currently on a trade mission in India. He is working with Enterprise Ireland to highlight a range of education and research opportunities in Ireland, and a particular emphasis is being placed on partnership opportunities at third-level …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 13 November]

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Education in focus as O’Sullivan visits China

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on November 4th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“One of the great Irish exports to China has been education, and Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan was in China last week on a trade mission organised by Enterprise Ireland, to promote the deepening ties between the two countries, especially at third level …” (more)

[Clifford Coonan, Irish Times, 4 November]

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Could Ireland become a leading country for studying Chinese?

Posted in Teaching on October 29th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The ties between China and Ireland are growing thanks to two new initiatives being introduced by Trinity College Dublin (TCD). The university has just announced a new Masters in Chinese Studies and the opening of the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies …” (more)

[The Journal.ie, 29 October]

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UCD opens Beijing office as Irish universities seek to expand into China

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on October 26th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin has announced plans for recruitment and alumni offices in China, India, Malaysia and the US as it joins other Irish universities in trying to boost international student numbers …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 26 October]

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Education Minister leads trade mission to China

Posted in Governance and administration on October 24th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, today embarked on an important trade visit to China. The Education in Ireland mission, organised by Enterprise Ireland, is an important step in deepening the strong education ties between Ireland and China, particularly in the third level sector …” (more)

[The Labour Party, 24 October]

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Research and innovation among Budget winners

Posted in Research on October 14th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Research and innovation are among the winners in this year’s budget, securing a small increase on the funding allocations of last year. Science Foundation Ireland has been given €154m, an increase of €9.46m on its 2014 allocation …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 14 October]

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A fresh approach to the business of tech transfer

Posted in Research on June 23rd, 2014 by steve

“A fresh approach to the commercialisation of research may be on the way following the recent launch of tech transfer body Knowledge Transfer Ireland. Its head, Dr Alison Campbell, says she wants to try novel approaches to the business of exploiting research, including ‘easy IP’, in which a company might gain access to a licence for next to nothing with no strings attached …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 23 June]

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Knowledge Transfer Ireland – Keeping Dead Academic Experts Alive …

Posted in Governance and administration on June 18th, 2014 by steve

“Knowledge transfer Ireland is, as I have noted, rather error ridden. It is designed to allow companies to find experts in academia with whom they can work. This was launched with great fanfare to be a new portal …” (more)

[Brian M Lucey, 18 June]

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WIT researchers receive €1.2m in EI Commercialisation Fund

Posted in Research on June 18th, 2014 by steve

“Three researchers from the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) have jointly been awarded €1.2m by Enterprise Ireland (EI) as part of its Commercialisation Fund to help them make their ideas viable …” (more)

[Colm Gorey, Silicon Republic, 18 June]

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Knowledge Transfer Ireland – Partial, Error ridden and Naïve

Posted in Research on May 30th, 2014 by steve

“Knowledge is only useful if people know it exists. So it is great to see Knowledge Transfer Ireland established, to start to allow organisations and individuals to seek out the knowledge in Irish third level institutions. At least, it would be if it worked. It doesn’t …” (more)

[Brian M Lucey, 30 May]

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Entrepreneurship shortfall targeted by €500,000 graduate fund

Posted in Governance and administration on May 29th, 2014 by steve

“Enterprise Ireland has launched a new half-million euro fund to try and encourage graduates to start-up their own business. The EI Competitive Start Fund was launched by jobs minister Richard Bruton today …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 29 May]

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Launch of Knowledge Transfer Ireland

Posted in Research on May 28th, 2014 by steve

“Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation today (28th May 2014), launched Knowledge Transfer Ireland. The purpose of the resource is to make it easier to commercialise – and ultimately create viable businesses and jobs from – State-funded research from all third-level institutes across the country …” (more)

[Irish Universities Association, 28 May]

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Making the magic of Silicon Valley happen more quickly

Posted in Legal issues, Research on May 26th, 2014 by steve

“Ireland has long struggled to see research and technology discoveries in higher education laboratories transferring readily into the private sector. There were a host of reasons, with academics and third-level officials blaming the companies …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 26 May]

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A Snapshot of Technology Transfer Efficiency of Irish HEIs

Posted in Legal issues, Research on April 18th, 2014 by steve

“To build up the technology transfer system in the country, Enterprise Ireland in 2006 commenced a five year programme called the Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative. According to a 2012 HEA report, up to €30m had been invested into the programme during 2007 and 2012 …” (more)

[Research on Higher Education in Ireland, 17 April]

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