SFI research centres secure combined €104m

Dr Ciarán Seoighe

I-Form, FutureNeuro, VistaMilk, BiOrbic to be funded for six years


Dr Ciarán Seoighe, SFI

Four Science Foundation Ireland research centres have secured €104 million from the government and an additional €21 million from industry partners.

The funding is being allocated to four centres: BiOrbic, FutureNeuro, I-Form, and VistaMilk.  The announcement was made at an event in the Mansion House, Dublin today.

Announcing the funding, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue said: “My department is proud to commit over €8.7 million in co-funding to the SFI Research Centre programme. Supporting VistaMilk SFI Research Centre over the next six years will help drive development and deployment of digital technology to improve the sustainability and competitiveness of dairy production and processing in Ireland.



“This progress will help to secure a sustainable food system that delivers safe and nutritious dairy products, positively impacts the environment and safeguards viable livelihoods for primary producers and rural communities.”

Welcoming the announcement, Deputy Director General of SFI, Dr Ciarán Seoighe (pictured), said: “The continued investment for these four SFI Research Centres follows a rigorous and extensive expert international peer review process of scientific excellence and strategic impact of each Centre.

“The four centres represent a national research network of 17 host and partner institutions that, to date, has collaborated with over 130 industry partners ranging from SMEs to multinationals, across all regions and in a variety of sectors. Research centres play a vital role in developing and nurturing the next generation of research leaders and innovators, and today’s funding awards will support over 600 researchers at senior researcher (PIs), post-doctoral, PhD and MSc levels.”

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