How research impact on industry and how to engage with the region.

We share with you the masterclass on academic research and regional development given on March 30 by Thomas Cooney, Professor at Dublin University of Technology (Ireland), within the framework of the work package Nº4 of I2LATAM project: WP4 -Institutional Benchmarking and Development

This WP is key as it lays the foundation for the sustainability of the activities and learning process generated by the I2LATAM project. Through strategic discussions and benchmarking activities, WP4 will work with institutional leaders to raise awareness on the fundamentals of promoting R&I with regional impact. In addition, through support and interaction with European counterparts, leaders will be able to identify appropriate means to ensure the sustainability of their strategies in the short and long term.

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About Thomas Cooney

Thomas Cooney is Professor in Entrepreneurship at the Technological University Dublin (formerly Dublin Institute of Technology), Academic Director of the Institute for Minority Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Professor at the University of Turku (Finland). He is a former President of the International Council for Small Business (2012-13) and of the European Council for Small Business (2009-11), and was Chair of the ICSB 2014 World Entrepreneurship Conference. He was a Member of the Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation ‘Entrepreneurship Forum‘ (2013-14) and has been a policy advisor to the Irish Government, European Commission, OECD, European Training Foundation and other international organisations. He was a founding Director of Startup Ireland and works in various capacities with a range of businesses and not-for-profit organisations. He has researched and published widely on the topic of entrepreneurship and further details of his work can be found at