In 2009 the Taoiseach, Mr, Brian Cowen T. D. appointed the Innovation Taskforce to advise the Government on its strategy for positioning Ireland as an International Innovation Development Hub and to assist in making the Smart Economy a reality.
The Government’s strategy for the Smart Economy, ‘Building Ireland’s Smart Economy: a Framework for SustainableEconomic Renewal’was published in December 2008. The Taskforce is examining options to increase levels of innovation and the rates of commercialisation of research and development on a national basis, with a view to accelerating the growth of indigenous enterprise and to attract new knowledge intensive direct investment, building on the existing Government Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation (SSTI).
Visual Artists Ireland made a submission outlining opportunities for direct and indirect job creation with an additional look at how the visual arts can strengthen the governments policy on Brand Ireland.
Details of our submission can be found on the government website – Submission from Visual_Artists_Ireland
The Summary_of_Sumissions_to_the_Innovation_Taskforce document is a summary of some of the proposals and themes contained in the submissions received in response to the call for submissions . It does not provide a complete analysis of each and every submission but rather tries to call attention to some common issues or concrete proposals and recommendations raised by respondents.