Strategy for Science, Technology & Innovation 2006-2013

Contact person 
Terry O'Brien
South-East Regional
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?  
Research Infrastructures
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
Strategy for Science, Technology & Innovation 2006-2013
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
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? 
The purpose of the document, Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation 2006-2013, is to outline a whole-of-government strategy for science, technology and innovation in Ireland covering the period 2006-2013.
Give an overview of the instrument 
The core elements of the strategy are to develop a world class research infrastructure and to double Ireland's throughput of researchers. The document recognises that science, technology and innovation is largely underdeveloped in Ireland and that a significant effort will be needed to achieve the national goal of placing Ireland as a leading knowledge-based economy. The strategy covers a number of important policy areas that concern the 3% objective: (i) Developing a world class research infrastructure in Ireland; (ii) Protecting and commercialising ideas and know-how; Research and development for enterprise, innovation and growth; (iii) Science education and society; (iv) Research in the public sector; (v) Science, technology and innovation linkages in the island of Ireland and internationally; (vi) Implementation of strategy. The strategy represents the first comprehensive approach undertaken by policy-makers that represents a whole-of-government approach (previously, individual government departments had developed their own science strategies).
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Sunday, January 1, 2006
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
The Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation 2006-2013 outlines in some detail how the Government proposes to achieve the 3% R&D target. First report available in 2008 Subsequently in 2009 - "Delivering the smart economy" was released in 2009
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice?