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Research To Revenue: Ireland’s Opportunity - The Role of Science Policy In Economic Growth

Date: 26 May 2009 

The Advisory Science Council held an event on 26 May entitled, 'Research To Revenue: Ireland’s Opportunity - The Role of Science Policy In Economic Growth'.

The event brought together scientists and innovators from Irish academia and industry to provide an insight into their experiences and plans, for moving science from ‘Research to Revenue’. They gave their opinions on the future science and innovation policies required to assist in this process. In addition, a US based scientist presented on emerging science policy in the USA.

Forum Speakers

  • Mary Cryan (Chair of the Advisory Science Council)
  • Minister Conor Lenihan (Minister of State with special responsibility for Science, Technology, Innovation and Natural Resources)
  • Professor Martina Newell McGloughlin (University of California - Davis, Science Foundation Ireland Board Member)
  • Professor Mark O’Malley (University College Dublin, Founder and Director of the Electricity Research Centre
  • Professor Luke O’Neill (Trinity College Dublin, Co-founder of Opsona Therapeutics)
  • Peter Robbins (Global Director of Innovation Excellence at GlaxoSmithKline)

Forum Overview

Photo from the Event

Members of the speaker line up listed above were (from left) Professor Mark O’Malley, Peter Robbins, Mary Cryan, Professor Luke O’Neill and Professor Martina Newell McGloughlin. John Dooley from Forfás (Department Manager, Science Technology and Basic Research Policy) was also present.

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