NDRC Cover Story: Fuelling the hothouse

It's the hub for some of Ireland's brightest start-ups, Emmet Ryan spoke with NDRC chief executive Ben Hurley about the body's purpose and evolution.

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
5th October, 2014
Start-ups find working together beneficial at the NDRC. Picture: Bryan Meade

Ben Hurley has been with the National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) since day one. The body's chief executive was the first employee hired in 2007, with an aim to give a business focus to traditionally research-focused ideas.

''I think at the very outset it was all about doing some good collaborative, translational research which is trying to push research a stage much closer to the commercial coalface than it had been before, Hurley told Connected.

''That's...

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