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Ireland Country Profile and Links

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Resources relating to Ireland

pdf00-IQ Country Profile

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Country profile on Ireland in EIRMA's journal IQ edition 4, 2005

pdfIreland-IP from Joint Research

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Principles for the Management of Intellectual Property from Public Research

pdfIreland-IP from Public Research

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Principles for the Management of Intellectual Property from Public Research


Forfás is the national policy advisory board for enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation. It operates under the auspices of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

Women in Technology and Science

Inaugurated in November 1990 to actively promote women in science in Ireland. The association has members from a broad range of scientific, engineering and technological backgrounds including teachers, computer experts, technicians and journalists. WITS members range in age and experience from third level students to some of the country's most senior scientists and academics.

Office of Science and Technology

Research, Technological Development and Innovation policy is developed by the OST. In the National Development Plan 2000-2006, the government has provided €2.4 billion for activities across all departments and agencies. €1.5 billion is earmarked for industrial development activities to enhance innovation and competitiveness and increase output and employment. Support is focused on in-company R&D, the networking of companies and the wider science and technology infrastructure, the use of technology in regional development and technology foresight.

Enterprise Ireland

Responsible for delivering schemes developed through the Irish Office of Science and Technology.

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