Global Innovators Ireland, a leading company dedicated to fostering, advancing, and promoting the Innovate for Ireland initiative, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Simon Boucher as its new chief executive. This appointment comes on the heels of Accenture and Kingspan’s recent commitment of €3 million each to support the I4I initiative. With Dr. Boucher at the helm, Global Innovators Ireland is poised to drive the success of this groundbreaking initiative.
Dr. Simon Boucher brings an impressive array of leadership credentials, managerial expertise, and educational background to his role as chief executive of Global Innovators Ireland. His appointment reflects the organization’s commitment to selecting a visionary leader who can steer the Innovate for Ireland initiative toward its goals of fostering innovation and sustainability.
With his extensive experience, Dr. Boucher aims to transform Ireland into a hub for innovators from across the globe who are dedicated to addressing global sustainability challenges. The Innovate for Ireland initiative serves as a platform to attract and nurture top-tier talent, known as ‘iScholars,’ over the next decade. By creating a conducive environment for these exceptional individuals, Global Innovators Ireland aims to catalyze groundbreaking solutions and make a lasting impact on sustainability.
The Irish government has demonstrated its commitment to the Innovate for Ireland initiative by pledging up to €50 million in support. This significant investment underscores the government’s recognition of the initiative’s potential to drive research, innovation, and economic growth in the country. With an initial funding target of €100 million, the Innovate for Ireland initiative plans to award more than 400 PhD scholarships to fuel the advancement of knowledge and drive sustainable development.