The strategy will build on the lessons of delivering the previous national strategy, Innovation 2020
. The overarching vision in Innovation 2020, was for Ireland to become a Global Innovation Leader driving a strong sustainable economy and a better society. Within this was a focus on excellence, talent and impact. The Mid-Term Review of Innovation 2020
found that, while it has been challenging to meet some of the key targets of Innovation 2020, much progress has been made and the overall vision of becoming a Global Innovation Leader remains valid. While renewed targets will need to be identified and agreed during the development of the next strategy, the Government’s ambition for Ireland to become a Global Innovation Leader has not diminished.