SFI is the largest funder of competitive research in Ireland.
We believe in driving STEM-led innovation to address society's greatest challenges
We are committed to supporting educators as they shape
tomorrow's greatest minds.
We partner with lots of organisations to support and deliver STEM events in Ireland, from large scale scientific conferences to exciting public events such as Science Week.
We believe in the ability of the research we fund to effect
positive change in the world.
SFI Research Centres are making important scientific advances, enhancing enterprise and industry, training students with critical, in-demand skills, supporting regional development, and enhancing Ireland’s international reputation.
Mind our Microbes on the first ever World Microbiome Day
MaREI secure €4.4 million to support Ireland’s indigenous biomass and bioenergy industry
To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day SFI Research Centre MaREI profiles female Engineers
Lero researchers at UCD announce programme with Microsoft to enable future communications between deaf and non-deaf people
Kostal and Lero researchers at IT Tralee and UL announce €800,000 R&D programme to develop autonomous robots for assembly line of the future
Lero named as winner of prestigious global award
Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister Pat Breen announce over €12 million in joint research funding with Chinese Science Foundation
Irish network joins international team to organise first ever International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) this Thursday 5th July
ICHEC at NUI Galway Unveil New Supercomputer for Irish Research