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December 6, 2004 at 5:27 pm #3638AnonymousInactive
As some of you already know – I departed company with Bill and his xbox a month or two back and I’m now a programme manager with the MIDAS INITATIVE – with specific responsibilities for establishing and running a cluster of creative digital media companies in the east border region. All of which is panning out very nicely – I will be making formal announcements in Jan 2005 in that regard. My role is just one of a number around the initiative, others are focused on facility management and others on research, Please allow me to bring the research aspect to your attention now as some of you may receive a phone call in that respect in the near future, so here’s the background:
MIDAS Project, Digital Content Industries Research Programme
Dream Ireland, in conjunction with the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) and the University of Ulster, are conducting research into the digital content industries as part of a new business development initiative, the MIDAS Project, supported by the EU Interreg programme and the International Fund for Ireland.
MIDAS aims to inform and assist government policy, both north and south, in supporting the growth of animation, film & broadcast, computer games, music technologies and interactive media towards long-term sustainability in these new and emerging markets.
As part of this process it is important to assess the current capabilities and strengths of key players within these industries, in order to identify the issues currently being faced and the types of support required to assist companies to grow to their full potential. We would be grateful, therefore, if you would agree to participate in this, the most comprehensive research survey yet undertaken for the sector in Ireland.
The research will take the form of a 10-15 minute telephone survey with someone in a senior management position within your business. We would like to assure you that, in keeping with all relevant Data Protection legislation, any information provided by you will remain anonymous, will be used solely for the purposes of the MIDAS Project and will not be made available to any third party.
Further information on this or any other aspect of the MIDAS Project can be requested from Gary McCausland, Dream Ireland on +44 2890 321320 or Irene Monaghan DKIT, on 00 353 42 93 70200.
So there you go
December 6, 2004 at 6:56 pm #16302AnonymousInactive
Interesting. Will keep an eye on this…..best of luck! :)
December 7, 2004 at 3:31 pm #16351Aphra KKeymaster
I will be in touch..the book kind of way layed me..
by the way I believe some of the people from UU who have been involved in MIDAS are in my new research centre!..
September 24, 2005 at 12:13 am #25353AnonymousInactive
Just out of interest, where is your ‘new research centre’ based. and what type of research do you conduct there???
I suppose if this were a Bond film, the question would be…
“Who do you work for?”
But that’s just being melodramatic…
October 25, 2005 at 7:43 pm #26655AnonymousInactive
October 26, 2005 at 8:40 am #26677Aphra KKeymaster
thanks Peter for that.
And Jediboy..sorry I didn’t respond to that message. I was in the Centre for Media Research in UU in Coleraine but I’ve since moved, am now lecturing in the Sociology Department in Maynooth. About to join a new research centre called NIRSA..answers on a postcard for that acronym..
October 26, 2005 at 9:23 am #26684AnonymousInactive
– Nothing is really sociologically acceptable
– No interesting research seems awful
– National Irish Republican Sociologist Army
– Neat is really something abhorrent
– Nigerians, Iraqis, Rwandans, Sociologists, Afghanastanis
Should I stop now?
October 26, 2005 at 9:31 am #26685AnonymousInactive
You should have stopped years ago….
October 26, 2005 at 9:33 am #26686AnonymousInactive
Is NIRSA the name for a collection of nurses?
October 26, 2005 at 9:39 am #26687AnonymousInactive
You should have stopped years ago….[/quote:eaafc3efe9]
Too late now then…
October 26, 2005 at 9:42 am #26688AnonymousInactive
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