Thursday, 14 June 2012

Innovation policy and perfomance in Ireland

Sinéad Pentony: TASC hosted its second lunchtime seminar yesterday. Professor David Jacobson examined the issue of innovation policy and performance in Ireland, which is based on work that David has been doing for TASC on the wider issue of industrial policy, which will be published in the coming months. The presentation included a critique of innovation policy and highlighted the fact that innovation is much more than R&D; that low R&D industries may be major users of results of R&D generated elsewhere; and that low R&D industries may also be innovators. The presentation also provides a very useful assessment of Ireland's performance as a researching country by examining the international evidence.

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