Good news for startups in Ireland (iGAP)

Tidbit of news: I attended the final of the iGAP today. iGAP is the Internet Growth Acceleration Program, which was initiated by Colm Lyon of Realex and hosted by Enterprise Ireland. The 10 finalist startups pitching had participated in iGAP for the previous six months, learning from mentors and instructors drawn together by Brian Caufield. This … Continue reading Good news for startups in Ireland (iGAP)

Models of state research spending: Vannevar Bush v Mike Mansfield

A new statement from Ireland's Science Advisory Counsel calls for an exploration of how "Ireland can maximise the revenue potential of its investment in STI". The Irish Science Advisory Counsel is composed of senior figures in industry and research including Sean Baker of IONA and Roger Whatmore of the Tyndall Institute. The question coming to … Continue reading Models of state research spending: Vannevar Bush v Mike Mansfield

Updated strategic questions for the Digital Competitiveness Report

See http://www.iiea.com/digital/ What are the current policy (or other) opportunities & challenges that Ireland faces in the digital sector? Which emerging trends are potentially dominant in the digital sector? In which niches can Ireland become a world leader? What is the most important strategic investment of relevance to the digital sector that Ireland could make … Continue reading Updated strategic questions for the Digital Competitiveness Report