The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland welcomes Innovation 2020, the new government strategy for research and development in the areas of science and technology. The Institute particularly welcomes the government’s commitment to increase total investment in R&D in Ireland to 2.5% of GNP which would result in over €5 billion being invested per year by 2020.
The clear investment in human capital, infrastructure and Frontiers research represented by the significant increase in postgraduate and post-doctoral research funding and a successor to the programme for research in third level institutions, will allow Ireland to continue to compete for funding at an international level.
While this new strategy is good news for the research community, it also good news for the country as a whole since the outputs from this research investment will translate into innovations across all aspects of Irish society including health, technology, environment as well as the economy through direct foreign investment in the commercial sector and increased employment.
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EU Regulations on Ozone Depleting Substances
The Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has asked the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland to help raise awareness of the EU regulations on ozone depleting substances.
Further information may be obtained from the Ozone Section of the EPA website.
Chemistry is All Around Network
The Institute has become an Associate Partner to the Chemistry is All Around Network Project.
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