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When Science met Business

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The Southern Regional Assembly in association with the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) is hosting the event When Science met Business. This event has been organised to showcase exemplar projects co-funded under the ERDF Southern and Eastern Regional Programme 2014-2020 and to provide a forum for researchers and industry to explore potential mutually beneficial collaborations.

The Southern Regional Assembly manages a €500 million regional investment programme running from 2014 to 2020. The programme is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Irish Exchequer with Sustainable Urban Development co-funded by Local Authorities.

A core objective of the ERDF programme is to strengthen the innovation dividend for the region. Fostering and supporting collaboration between science and industry is key to improving our innovation standing among the regions of Europe and Internationally. Past programmes supported the provision of infrastructure and the increase in the numbers of R&DI third level sector researchers. The primary focus under this programme is to improve the competitiveness of the regional economy. This is achieved through a number of routes, including Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Research Centres. SFI’s Research Centres provide a platform for scientists and engineers to forge partnerships across academia and industry to help address crucial research questions. Enterprise Ireland’s Commercialisation Fund (CF) and Innovation Partnership programmes play crucial roles. The programmes support the creation of technology-based start-up companies and the transfer of innovations developed in Higher Education Institutes and Research Performing Organisations to industry in the region and propel the use of key technologies by Irish companies by encouraging them to work with Irish research institutes resulting in mutually beneficial co-operation and interaction.

This event is one of our #EU in My Region events for 2018.

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