Investigating the Role of Software in the ICT Sector and Broader Economic Landscape in Ireland
Brian FITZGERALD, Lero - the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, University of Limerick
Helena LENIHAN, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick,
Carlos LÓPEZ-GÓMEZ, Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy, University of Cambridge
Eoin O'SULLIVAN ,Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy, University of Cambridge
This study, sponsored by Lero - the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, aims to advance understanding of current software-engineering related industrial activity in Ireland. The main goals of the study are the following:
- Analyse key trends and drivers influencing the competitiveness of current software-engineering based industrial activity in Ireland as well as future growth opportunities.
- Investigate the extent to which software engineering underpins competitiveness across a range of sectors; and, in particular, identify where software supports high added-value activities.
- Identify those specific software engineering competencies required to respond to emerging high value opportunities and address challenges to future competitiveness.
- Based on the above analyses, identify policy options for driving the software industry forward.
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