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.  

Working with the Research Base


Quick guide to engaging with HEIs and State Research Organisations


Research Map of Ireland


This map shows HEIs and Research Centres/Gateways in Ireland. By using the menu you can select entries by type and learn more about their activities.


Find a Research Partner


This search tool presents information on research experts identified by interrogating the national HEI's own publication repositories. Therefore, the list is not exhaustive as it only captures researc...


Technology Transfer Offices

tech transfer offices

The full range of Knowledge Transfer activity is managed by dedicated teams in our research institutions, often called Technology Transfer Offices. Find out more about their roles and expertise.