“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(...)