For the third year in a row, the State is top in the EU for both the employment impacts and sales impacts of innovation

The State has placed ninth in the European Commission’s annual “innovation scoreboard” which ranks member states according to how innovative they are.(...)

“We need a balanced research activity,” Ibec innovation and education executive Claire McGee said. “You have to ensure you have this continuum from basic research through to the commercialisation of discoveries. You need a balance, it is not one or the other.”

The Government should establish a fully independent advisory body for science and should also increase State funding for research, Ibec has said.These(...)

European Commissioner for research, innovation and science Maire Geoghegan-Quinn. Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

Ireland continues to lag behind other countries when it comes to innovation, according to a new study from the European Commission. The (...)

It is nearly a year since the last annual report on innovation across Europe as reflected in the annual Innovation Union Scoreboard, so a fresh one sh(...)