The Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Conor Lenihan, TD, has welcomed the increases in his department and believes they are evidence of the growing contribution science and technology make to our economy.
“The budget for high-tech start-ups and focused commercial research is up for the first time in three years.
“This increase is testimony to the contribution science and technology spending makes to export-led growth.
“These increases mean we will not just retain our centres for research excellence but will add nine new industry-led research competency centres.”
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