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Significant growth reported in knowledge transfer

Knowledge-transfer activity in Ireland during 2015 created almost 1,000 jobs and pushed up the number of collaborative research projects being undertaken by companies, according to the annual review of Knowledge Transfer Ireland.

KTI, the body set up to improve the transfer of research discoveries towards commercialisation, released its latest review on 23 June.

Spin-out companies created 930 jobs during the year and there was a 16 per cent increase in collaborative research projects with industry, it said. There was also a 27 per cent increase in the number of new products arising as a result of licences from research-performing organisations.

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