Saturday June 6, 2020

Ireland must innovate or die

Ireland’s economic future hinges on the nation becoming a leader in Research, Development and Innovation – and collaboration between our academic institutions and industry is key, writes Joe O’Shea

9th September, 2018

Cutting-edge Research, Development & Innovation (RDI) might be popularly thought of as the preserve of the biggest multinationals, an expensive pursuit open only to those who can hire entire laboratories full of world-class minds.

But in an increasingly fast-paced global economy, RDI can no longer be left to the giants of the tech, pharma or any other sectors, operating in traditional global hubs such as Silicon Valley.

Ireland, as a relatively small, open economy with...

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