Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Competition Time

A recent post on the Freakonomics blog links to a competition organised by the Fraser Institute which seeks proposals on what economic or public policy issues should be measured. First prize (sponsored by the R.J. Addington Center for the Study of Measurement) is $1,000 and there are five runners-up prizes of $500. (The closing date is May 15th).

Also, a recent article in the Irish Independent describes how an Irish firm is offering €10,000 for a good business idea. The firm is iQ Content, and they are offering the iQ Prize for the country’s best new tech idea. The idea can be anything that’s internet-based; more details are available from www.iqprize.ie (no strings attached). There are 15 entries so far and 42 days to go.

And don't forget, this Friday is the closing date for the HEA/Irish Independent competition for research students --- to win one of two €2,500 travel awards. What needs to be done? Your research - what difference does it make?

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