Category Archives: SFI

A Guide to the Innovation Taskforce Report

I was asked to write a 900 word piece for the Irish Times on the Innovation Taskforce report,  and my article was duly published yesterday.   It was difficult to distil the thinking and analysis of 7 months of intensive … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property – the Irish opportunity

I spoke this morning at the Intellectual Property Ireland 2010 conference in the Davenport hotel in Dublin.   A summary of my speech follows::

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A few weeks ago I posted a link to an article which I had written for the Irish Times Innovation monthly magazine. I’m becoming an occasional columnist for it, and another article appears here in today’s edition. The spelling mistake … Continue reading

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Accident and Emergency Beds ? Or…

On the morning that today’s Irish Times announced that our health service minister is seeking a further 900Meuro reduction in the 14,000Meuro health budget, our deputy prime minster (“Tanaiste”) Mary Coghlan announced a further 45Meuro investment in three large national … Continue reading

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"You’re not playing at Croker…"

Earlier this week,  I had an article published in the monthly Innovation supplement of the Irish Times newspaper. The general thrust of the article was the synergy between the multinationals present in Ireland,  and the planned and unplanned benefits to … Continue reading

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Irish Science Policy

A couple of weeks ago, I gave a keynote address at a Science Foundation Ireland seminar in UCC. A few people have asked me to post a copy on my blog, so with apologies to those of you uninterested in … Continue reading

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