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

New project: The Digital Competitiveness Report

On 1 May, I will be starting a round of high-level stakeholder consultations on behalf of the Institute of International & European Affairs on means to maintain Ireland's competitive edge and the implications of change in the Digital Future. I anticipate the report being delivered to Government in September. Here below Peter Sutherland, Chairman of … Continue reading New project: The Digital Competitiveness Report

What issues to monitor when discussing digital competitiveness for Ireland?

I'm putting together a document at work that will define the scope of our Digital Future group. The question is, what issues should be included and why if the group is to examine digital competitiveness in Ireland in the coming years? In 1999 the Government's Action Plan to Implement the Information Society noted that: "we … Continue reading What issues to monitor when discussing digital competitiveness for Ireland?