20120502 Investing in People and Ideas, Derek O'Brien

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Derek O'Brien Programme Leader of the Enterprise Partnership Scheme, Irish Software Innovation Network, irish research council investing in people and ideas

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20120502 Investing in People and Ideas, Derek O'Brien

  1. 1. Derek O’Brien Programme Leader Enterprise Partnership Scheme dobrien@ircset.ie Investing in People and Ideas Irish Software Innovation Network R&D Funding Seminar 02 May 2012
  2. 2. TWO COUNCILS BECOME ONE
  3. 3. ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP SCHEME  Postgraduate & Postdoctoral Scholarships co-funded with Industry Partners  IRCSET fund two thirds of an award  Enterprise Partner funds the remaining one third  Currently engaged with over 170 Enterprise Partners.  Open to SMEs and Multinationals  Project is agreed between University and Enterprise Partner
  4. 4. COMMITMENT REQUIRED Capacity to provide professional guidance and mentoring to the individual researcher Access to experimental facilities or data – a true collaboration Commitment to co-fund at a rate of one third for the duration of the award.
  5. 5. FINANCE  Industry Partner contributes 1/3  1-2 year MSc Awards  Total award - €24,003 per annum  Cost to company - €8,001 per annum  3 year PhD  Total award - €24,003 per annum = €72,009  Cost to company - €8,001 per annum = €24,003  2 year Postdoctoral Fellowships  Total Award - €45,895 per annum x 2 = €91,790  Cost to company - €15,298 per annum x2 = €30,596 Quarterly or Annual invoices paid to IRCSET in advance
  6. 6. BENEFITS AND VALUE Value for Companies Benefits for Researchers Access to exceptionally talented pre assessed researchers & potential future employees Mentoring from Industry Experts Build research networks and collaborations with Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology Enhanced Employability Low level of bureaucracy – Streamlined process from application to award Transferable skills Maximise potential for innovation – People and Ideas Exposure to commercially orientated research environment
  7. 7. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO….  Discuss with existing academic contacts and collaborators  If you are not already in contact with academic an research group, discuss with ISIN and Irish Research Council  Apply online anytime throughout the year www.ircset.ie  Think about Intellectual Property Guideline agreement available at on IRCSET’s website
  8. 8. EMPLOYMENT BASED POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME (NEW PROGRAMME )  Company based Masters or PhD  Researcher is an employee of the company (not necessarily pre-existing)  Researcher to be based primarily on company premises  Irish Research Council contribute a set scholarship amount– company can top up award.  Company must be able to provide the necessary environment and mentorship needed in order to facilitate elements of the project work Join mailing list for updates Just email eps@ircset.ie Subject Line: Employment Programme
  9. 9. www.ircset.ie

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