Highlighting Northern Irelands dependence on the public sector and its risk-averse business culture, Dr Pauric McGowan of Nicent extolled the virtues of entrepreneurship:
Entrepreneurs are individuals who calculate their risk. Their decision to establish an entrepreneurial new venture must be seen as a career choice. Universities in Northern Ireland have a responsibility to support those ambitions and, in doing so, to encourage the emergence of an increasingly widespread culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.
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