Talking Point: €72 billion up for grabs in programme for research and innovation

A €2 billion EU research initiative, commencing in the new year, could hold major benefits for Irish companies, writes Elaine O'Regan.

20th October, 2013

A €72 billion EU research initiative, commencing in the new year, could hold major benefits for Irish companies.

Businesses should start preparing now to benefit from Horizon 2020, according to Professor Mike Hinchey, director of Lero - the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre.

''One of the unheralded achievements of the Irish presidency of the EU was the agreement of a 25 per cent increase in the budget for research and innovation. The Horizon 2020 project commences...

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