Innovation  Course


Workshop on Innovation

Overview of the Course

The aim of this half-day workshop is to provide policy makers and researchers with on overview of the link between their scientific developments and innovation in enterprises. The course is designed for researchers who are planning to commercially exploit the results of their research or for advisors who are responsible for the management of innovation in research centres. The course is also relevant to policy makers responsible for bridging the gap between the academic researchers and industry.

Course Contents

1. Innovation in Enterprises


Innovation in enterprises: Fact and figures


Motivation for innovation in enterprises


Sources of innovation


Obstacles to innovation in enterprises

2. Obstacles to Academia/Industry Co-operation

bulletThe innovation process: the role of the researcher
bulletBest practices in academia/industry co-operation
bulletOutsourcing of R&D: motivation and obstacles

3. EU Policy on Innovation


EU Policy on Innovation 1980 to 2009+


The Role of the Framework Programmes


Future Trends in EU Policy on Innovation

4. Innovation at a National Level (Case Study Ireland)

bulletInnovation Policy in Ireland
bulletCurrent Impact of Innovation Policies
bulletFuture Trends