Microsoft targets Ireland as hotbed of innovation with new start-up supports

Ireland has a ‘‘great opportunity’’ to become a global centre for innovation, despite the current economic challenges, according to a senior Microsoft executive.

8th November, 2008

Ireland has a ‘‘great opportunity’’ to become a global centre for innovation, despite the current economic challenges, according to a senior Microsoft executive.

Speaking on a visit to Dublin last week, Cliff Reeves, general manager of the software firm’s emerging business unit, said he was very impressed with the entrepreneurs he had met in Ireland. ‘‘There’s no reason why Ireland can’t become a hotbed for new companies offering products and services...

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