Archive for research funding

Innovation Ireland: O’Keeffe urges latest research policy advisory group to focus on new ‘high-quality jobs’

Posted in research with tags , , on 10 November 2010 by Steve

“The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe TD, today told the new group drawing up an action plan for public investment in research to focus on the creation of new high-quality jobs and to set aside sectoral interests …” (more)

[Michael Hennigan, Finfacts, 10 November]

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The Way it was for Research in Ireland

Posted in research with tags , on 29 October 2010 by Steve

“As the buzz of Science Foundation Ireland’s event to celebrate ten years of existence and growth last week dissipated, I found myself thinking back to an earlier period of science in Ireland. The contrast is staggering and seems to be from a different country and world. I returned to Ireland, for the first time, in 1981 …” (more)

[Frank Gannon’s Blog, 29 October]

Despite decent showing in R&D spend, Europe warns of ‘innovation emergency’

Posted in research with tags , on 26 October 2010 by Steve

“The world’s recent financial meltdown did not hit research spending as hard as might have been expected, according to the EU’s latest investment scoreboard. R&D investment from the world’s largest spenders on research dropped 1.9% in 2009 …” (more)

[Daniel Cressey, The Great Beyond, 26 October]

R&D and the economic crisis: top EU firms cut investment less than US rivals, but Europe still well behind

Posted in research with tags on 26 October 2010 by Steve

“The European Commission’s 2010 ‘EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard’ shows that R&D investment by top EU companies fell by 2.6% in 2009, even though sales and profits fell much more, by 10.1% and 21.0% respectively …” (more)

[AlphaGalileo, 26 October]

Government promises continued backing for research investment

Posted in research with tags on 26 October 2010 by Steve

“The Irish government put on a strong show of support for continued state investment in research at an event to mark the 10th anniversary of research funder Science Foundation Ireland in Dublin on 21 October. The Taoiseach Brian Cowen addressed the meeting …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Research, 25 October]

Cowen reaffirms State’s commitment to investment in scientific research

Posted in research with tags , , on 22 October 2010 by Steve

“The government remains fully committed to ongoing State investment in scientific research, Taoiseach Brian Cowen has said …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 22 October]

ERC awards €580 million to novice researchers

Posted in research with tags , on 20 October 2010 by Steve

“The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded €580 million in ‘Starting Grants’ to 427 researchers at the beginning of their research careers. Each award is worth up to €2 million and the total represents an increase of 40% since last year’s funding round …” (more)

[Joseph Milton, The Great Beyond, 19 October]