Research in Ireland

Ireland's cutting-edge RD&I sector is driven by outstanding levels of collaboration between industry, academia and government agencies, aiming at maximising the impact of research in Ireland on industry competitiveness.

Bringing innovative ideas to full market realisation is the key focus of these stakeholders, with over 700 companies engaging annually in research partnerships with Universities, Institutes of Technology, Technology Centres, Research Centres and the numerous other research performing organisations (RPOs) in Ireland.

With a focus on collaboration, industry is an integral part of Ireland's Technology Centres and Research Centres. The outstanding success of Ireland's approach to open innovation is demonstrated by the fact that more research is commercialised in Ireland through licences and spinouts per million € invested than most other European countries. 

Directory of Research Centres and Technology Centres

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Profiles and contact details of the 38 Research Centres, Technology Centres, National Institutes & Facilities of scale supported by the State.

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Find a Research Partner

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Here you will find details on active centres in Ireland supported by Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and/or IDA and information on the funding programme.

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Find R&D Funding

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Ireland offers a range of funding supports and mechanisms to help business drive growth through innovation, research and development.

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Major Funding Agencies in Ireland

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Links to major research funding agencies in Ireland.

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