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Minister Sherlock: Science a core part of employment creation and retention

25.02.2013, 13:30 GMT

At Trinity College Dublin today, Minister Sean Sherlock gave an opening address to the European Intersectoral Summit on Research and Innovation (EISRI) at Trinity College Dublin.

Minister Sherlock , who chairs EU Research Ministers within the Competitiveness Council, outlined how he believes research and innovation will be key drivers for the Presidency’s objectives of stability, jobs and growth. He spoke of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme currently being negotiated, as well as the related issues of open access, science education and improving the interaction between science and society.

He undertook to bring the conference findings to the attention of the Competitiveness Council.

The full text of his address is below:

Speech by Mr. Seán Sherlock, T.D., Minister for Research and Innovation at the Irish EU Presidency Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation

Visit the EISRI website for more information.

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