Research & Innovation

Ministers Bruton and English announce €28 million Science Foundation Ireland investment in research equipment and facilities

 Breaking News

Ministers Bruton and English announce €28 million Science Foundation Ireland investment in research equipment and facilities

Ministers Bruton and English announce €28 million Science Foundation Ireland investment in research equipment and facilities
January 13
10:50 2016

The Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton, TD together with the Minister for Research, Innovation and Skills, Damien English, TD yesterday announced details of a €28 million investment in research equipment and facilities through Science Foundation Ireland.

A total of 21 exemplary research projects will be supported in sectors including applied geo-sciences, pharmaceutical manufacturing, bio-banking, marine renewable energy, internet of things, astronomy, big data and additive manufacturing using nano-materials.

This infrastructure funding was awarded competitively to research groups who need facilities and equipment to address major research opportunities and challenges.

These including partnerships with industry and /or international funders. This new infrastructure will ensure that Irish researchers continue to be internationally competitive, with access to modern equipment and facilities which will enable them to be successful in securing future funding from leading companies and Europe, including Horizon 2020.

Speaking at the announcement in Birr, Co Offaly, Minister Bruton said:

“(…) We have now put in place individual jobs plans for 7 out of the 8 regions in the country, and what has repeatedly become clear is that research and innovation must be accelerated right across the country if we are to deliver the jobs growth we need. Today’s announcement by Science Foundation Ireland is an important part of this. By investing in world-class R&D infrastructure, both at a regional and national level, this will ensure that we can compete at the highest levels internationally and continue to turn more good ideas into good jobs.”

Commenting on the news as well, Minister English added :

“Today’s investment will advance the implementation of the government’s new science strategy – Innovation 2020. The 21 projects will enable globally compelling research to be undertaken across the country; facilitating greater industry and international collaboration; supporting the training of researchers and demonstrating to an international audience that Ireland on an all island basis, is business friendly and bullish in its pursuit of, and participation in, excellent research.”

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles

Upcoming Events

  • No upcoming events
AEC v1.0.4

The Magazine

Advertisements