Putting public research to work for Ireland

Contact person 
Terry O'Brien
South-East Regional Authority (SERA)
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Innovation instrument(policy)
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
Knowledge Transfer (contract research, licences, research and IPR issues in public/academic/non-profit institutes)
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
Putting public research to work for Ireland
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
Business organisations (Chambers of Commerce…)
Higher education institutions (education function)
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
New technology based firms/new knowledge intensive service firms
Other non-profit research organizations (not HEI)
What is the aim/objective? 
Policies and procedures to help industry make good use of Ireland’s public research institutions. The new national IP Protocol is part of a suite of actions being taken which will improve economic return from State investment in research, by encouraging the commercialisation of all forms of intellectual property arising from research in the publicly funded research sector. The key objective of this is to maximise the economic and societal benefits from Government investment in Research Performing Organisations, in particular the creation of sustainable jobs. This is a key part of our Action Plan for Jobs which commits us to using research and innovation to drive job creation.
Give an overview of the instrument 
It sets out, in a single reference document, the Government’s policies to encourage industry – from start-ups and small and medium enterprises to multinational corporations – to benefit from this research and describes the practical arrangements for this to happen. The policies set out in the IP Protocol also aim to support the building of relationships with industry that will support a sustainable flow of commercialisation outputs and build networks of long-term knowledge sharing.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
Ongoing, according to the report "This document is about helping industry – from start-ups and small and medium enterprises to multinational corporations – to access the research and development done in Ireland’s universities, institutes of technology and other public research institutions (collectively termed ‘Research Performing Organisations’ or RPOs1). It sets out the Government’s policies to encourage industry to benefit from this research and development and describes the practical arrangements for this to happen. It deals primarily with collaborative research, where industry and RPOs work together and, in particular, where industry and the State share the cost of the research. It also deals with industry access to the results of research that is funded entirely by the State; and contract research where industry pays the full cost of the research it commissions. Throughout, it applies equally to all forms of research and development activity, from pure and applied research through to incremental and near-market development. It is in three Parts: • Part 1: Highlights of this document, especially the benefits to industry of engaging with Ireland’s research performing organisations. • Part 2: Ireland’s national policy on the commercialisation of the results of public sector research. • Part 3: Framework for industry engagement with public research, which outlines requirements, guidelines and procedures"
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice? 
The country which implemented this practice