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Written Answers. - Research and Development Grants.

Thursday, 28 March 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 463 No. 5

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 121. Mr. B. O'Keeffe Information on Batt O'Keeffe Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe  asked the Minister for Enterprise and Employment Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton  the firms who benefited from research and development grants for business expenditure, for higher education and for Government performance of research and development. [6819/96]

Minister for Enterprise and Employment (Mr. R. Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton The number of firms assisted in 1995 under research and development schemes for the purpose of promoting R & D activity in business and in third level institutions, funded out of the science and technology budget of the Department of Enterprise and Employment, is as follows:

Measure 1 252
Techstart 239
Techman 24
Applied Research and Technology Transfer 63

[1445] Details of companies in receipt of grants from the industrial development agencies are generally set out in their annual reports. Details of the above schemes not included in the annual reports are the subject of specific announcements and I will forward details of these to the Deputy.

As regards the element of his question relating to firms “who benefited from ... Government performance of research and development”, I would be happy to assist the Deputy further if he would elaborate on the data he is seeking.

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