Ireland serious about research

Dr Diarmuid O’Brien, executive director of the SFI-funded Crann CSET, makes the case in The Irish Times for the continued ongoing investment in R&D, coordinated between Irish Universities and Irish and multinational industry.

Dr O’Brien rightly distinguishes between the concrete benefits in terms of successful  projects and the benefit of encouraging the more generic culture of research and entrepreneurship.

Article includes several interesting examples of recent initiatives.