Determining ways to unlock Ireland's potential to win R&D investments internationally is the goal of the 2015 American Chamber of Commerce Ireland RD&I Network Programme which was formally launched today.
PwC are the2015 AmCham RD&I Programme Partners, which will consist of member hosted meetings held nationwide throughout the year.
Speaking at the launch Mark Gantly Chair of the American Chamber RD&I Network said "Without alignment and a shared commitment to an integrated process there can be no significant economic outcome - over the course of 2015 this influential network will be exploring shared opportunities and challenges, aiming to promote an ecosystem that combines excellence of research with the best of expertise in technology, practice, and brain power.
Feargal O'Rourke "focusing on excellence, innovation and creating investment certainty is what will lead Ireland to unlocking its potential. Research, Development & Innovation gives countries a unique opportunity to connect FDI, SME and public research sectors to deliver broader economic value.
The American Chamber RD&I network consists of senior executives of AmCham member companies whose role supports Research, Development & Innovation within their organisations.