“Gifted, adventurous people are attracted to discovery and they seek the training that comes with fundamental research.” Photograph: Rafe Swan/Cultura/Getty

‘Innovate or die,” said Peter Drucker, adapting Darwin’s maxim “Adapt or die”. It has become the rallying cry of the 21st century. When every country (...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton says the investment will directly support 700 research positions. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Smart implanted medical devices, instant online language translation and the discovery of untapped mineral and energy wealth are just a few of the pr(...)