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Entrepreneurship: Smurfit to offer new Master’s programme for Stem graduates

The pace of innovation and entrepreneurship is growing rapidly, around the world, and here in Ireland. According to Dr Bruce Martin, of UCD, this is because “innovation and entrepreneurship are now seen as the engines of economic growth, and so consi

22nd February, 2015
Dr Bruce Martin, director of the MSc in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design

While popular opinion sees lack of funds as a major constraint to growth for many start-ups and young, innovative companies, a recent study by the Silicon Valley Bank shows that in fact the primary inhibitor of growth is people, particularly the lack of science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) graduates with business experience.

Innovation and entrepreneurship programmes at higher education level have grown rapidly, but Dr Martin believes we need to do much more to...

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