Friday, 4 September 2009
Jacobson on innovation
"Building Ireland’s Smart Economy calls for Ireland to become an innovation hub for Europe, attracting RD-intensive multinationals and innovative start-up businesses. It aims to do this by encouraging RD in companies, providing capital for new ventures and funding for research projects in universities. However, none of these things alone will engender the diffusion of creativity throughout society that is the bedrock of innovative economies. More attention may have to be paid to education at all levels, including in the national schools". That's the conclusion David Jacobson comes to in this piece for today's Irish Times Innovation supplement.