It has been said here before - the spirit of Irish entrepreneurship never really developed beyond opening a pub, or stowing a bit of cash in some dodgy offshore account. Or maybe getting leverage on a few shoebox apartments in 2006, which seemed like such a good idea at the time.
Maybe what was missing was some kind of incentive to evoke that "can-do spirit" hitherto so demonstrably absent from our caste of movers and shakers? The Dublin Region Higher Education Authority Graduate Education Partnership might have the answer. It is offering a prize of €500 and an iPad2 (16GB) for the PhD student who can come up with a plan to save Ireland. It is called "Future Voices: How Ireland's PhDs will Enable National Recovery". See below:
"PhD students registered to any of the institutions in the Dublin Region Higher Education Authority Graduate Education Partnership (UCD, TCD, DCU, NUIM, DIT, ITT Dublin) are invited to submit an abstract and poster outlining how their research will influence national recovery.
The research can be in any disciplinary or interdisciplinary area and the PhD student can be in any year of their doctoral education."
If you are a student, and you think the solution to dear old Erin's woes is worth an iPad2, please submit your ideas through the link below:
Save Ireland for an iPad Competition
Big thanks to Fergus for telling us about this one.
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