Research & Innovation is the magazine, newletter & website designed to bring together stakeholders involved in Ireland’s research and innovation sector. Irish companies are spending €2 billion a year on R&D activities, according to the latest CSO data.
Innovation is an essential element for business development and success. Over 12,000 copies of the magazine target key decision makers in industry, academia and government bodies. There has never been a better time to engage in research and development in Ireland given the current levels of direct grant aid, R&D tax credits and UE funding available to business and industry.
The key factors for innovation success include an open culture, adequate processes, instruments and a clear focus. Excellence is achieved by not only addressing new products based on new technologies but also by business model innovation.
Agenda 2020 is an ambitious plan to position Ireland as a global knowledge leader. The plan envisions Ireland as the best country in Europe to develop effective partnerships between academia, business, philanthropy and government. Irish business will be able to get up to €1 billion in research funding. Of the total R&D expenditure in Ireland, approximately 72% is by foreign-owned firms, whereas in the UK the equivalent figure is 35%.
Over the past decade, Ireland has built up a quality research capability and there has never been a better time to develop the discovery-to-delivery continuum. Research and Innovation Magazine will link scientists and engineers in partnerships across academia and industry to address crucial questions. foster the development of new and existing Irish-based technology companies and attract industry that could make an important contribution to Ireland’s success.