Greater Research Warning for Ulster Business; Website Aims to Boost R&D Activity by Fostering Better Links

The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland), February 17, 2004 | Go to article overview

Greater Research Warning for Ulster Business; Website Aims to Boost R&D Activity by Fostering Better Links


NORTHERN Ireland companies must devote greater resources towards research and development (R&D) and technology transfer if they are to remain competitive.

The warning came at the recent regional launch of expertiseireland.com - a website that aims to boost collaborative R&D activity by fostering better links between business and academia in Ireland.

Developed jointly by InterTradeIreland and the Conference of Heads of Irish Universities (CHIU), the online portal provides a database with up-to-date details of academic expertise, funding information, technology transfer and collaborative opportunities on the island.

Additional services provided by the site include bulletin /news boards and detailed profiles of research experts, including information on publications, research projects, grants secured and consultancy history.

Information for the portal is sourced directly from the knowledge management systems of the island's universities, with both QUB and UU now participating.

Although R&D spending in Northern Ireland has increased by 40 per cent in the last four years, it is still only about half the level in the rest of the UK.

At present, only 1.5 per cent of Northern Ireland's GDP is spent on R&D activity, comparable to the Republic of Ireland. However, this remains low by European standards and falls short of the 3 per cent target set by the EU to transform itself into the most competitive knowledge-based economy in the world.

Among those attending the launch at the Northern Ireland Science Park was Bruce Robinson, Permanent Secretary, DETI, who said: "Continued investment in innovation is essential to create a competitive edge, particularly in the small-medium sized sector. The launch of expertiseireland.com will support this important work and is an ideal way for the private sector to access the untapped reserves of intellectual capital available within our universities. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Greater Research Warning for Ulster Business; Website Aims to Boost R&D Activity by Fostering Better Links
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.