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A Look at Ireland's National Innovation System

Dimitrios Pontikakis, Thomas McDonnell, Will Geoghegan

Tuesday 15th November 2005

Room 5, Ground Floor, Cairnes Graduate School of Business & Public Policy, NUI Galway

All Welcome

"The seminar will present a 'bird's eye view' of Ireland's National
Innovation System (NIS). It is now widely believed that national
innovative competence, in any country, is dependent on the presence of a
system of dynamic STI actors, operating within the confines of
compatible institutions. We distinguish the roles played by different
STI actors and argue that heterogeneous actors engage in innovation for
different reasons. Collaborative innovation is not always a natural
consequence of engagement in innovation but is characterised by a
distinct set of considerations. We then apply this simple conceptual
framework to the case of Ireland. Our case-study identifies the
institutions pertaining to Ireland�s current innovative performance. An
outline of STI actors according to their role in the system is then
presented. In turn we outline the various contributions of Irish STI
actors and explore their motives for engaging in innovation and
collaborative innovation."

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Priority Research Area: Innovation Systems

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