Wednesday, October 6, 2010
FET Enterprise Ireland Conference
This conference informed us about the Seventh Framework Program of Ireland by Stephen O'Reilly. He was quick to mention their 9 Billion Budget for the seven year program. He discussed their different approaches to new projects and how we could propose an idea to them and in which category. It seemed more of a informative recruiting process than explaining new technologies as what I expected, so was let down in that sense but found all the figures quiet extravagant and exciting to think that this is a low time for the global economy but not emerging technologies.
They seem to be open to all sorts of ideas from technical to "Wacky" in the department of emerging technologies and also impressively encourage graduates to apply to their young explorers scheme only accessible to people who acquired their degree within 6 years . To find out more about them go to http://www.fp7ireland.com/Default.aspx