Sunday, May 10, 2009

How Applied Research Can Help To Revive The Economy

Damien Mulley links to the new Enterprise Ireland blog on research commercialisation. The blog mentions that Enterprise Ireland are currently working on getting this year’s applied research forum organised (to be held on June 18th). The website is live and posters have gone out to the colleges to advertise it. The main focus is on how applied research can help to revive the economy.

Also, Enterprise Ireland has commissioned a special award called 'One to Watch'. The 2009 winner will be announced at this year's Applied Research Forum. The winner of 'One to Watch' 2008 was Dr. Declan Dagger from Trinity College Dublin. Dr. Dagger and his team developed a new personalised e-learning tool to tackle the challenges presented by the fact that no two people learn the same way. A new company called Empower the User has since been formed around the technology with Dr. Dagger in the position of CEO.

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