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Building Ireland's Knowledge Economy - The Irish Action Plan for Increasing Research and Development to 2010
  knowledgeeconomy.pdf (211.4 KB)
Document ID LIB21
Document type Scientific advisory body opinion/advice
Issue date 09/08/2004
Original language of the document English
Document produced by FORFAS organisation visiting card
Department/Service/Committee: Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment
Document requested by Inter Departmental Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation
Document uploaded by Declan Hughes
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Short description  The Action Plan sets out a vision of the contribution that research and development can make to Ireland developing as a knowledge-based economy:

"Ireland by 2010 will be internationally renowned for the excellence of its research and will be at the forefront in generating and using new knowledge for economic and social progress, within an innovation driven culture."

([Ireland], [research and development], [knowledge-based economy])
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Investment in research and development is at the heart of the European Lisbon agenda to improve economic growth and competitiveness. Following a decade of relatively stagnant growth and lagging competitiveness, the EU Heads of State at Lisbon in 2000 agreed a strategy to reinvigorate growth in the EU. At Barcelona in 2002 Heads of State agreed to a target for Europe for gross expenditure on R&D to ...

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