SFI has 12 cutting-edge SFI Research Centres of Excellence and impact throughout the country.
A key objective of Science Foundation Ireland’s Agenda 2020 is to develop a set of world-leading, large-scale research centres that will provide major economic impact for Ireland. These 12 SFI Research Centres are focused on delivering scientific excellence with economic and societal impact – pharma, big data, medical devices, nanotechnology/materials, marine renewable energy, food for health/functional foods, perinatal research, applied geosciences, software, digital content, telecommunications and medical devices. SFI Research Centres link scientists and engineers in partnerships across academia and industry to address crucial research questions, foster the development of new and existing Irish-based technology companies, attract industry, and expand educational and career opportunities in Ireland in science and engineering. Over 200 companies are involved in collaborations with the centres.