Working with industry
SFI strongly encourages research collaboration between SFI funded scientists & engineers and industry. Such interactions can lead to SFI scientists & engineers becoming more informed about industrial priorities and research needs; and lead to industrial collaborators being informed about important new science and engineering research developments in Ireland. SFI plays a complementary role to that of its sister agencies IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland in assisting foreign and indigenous industry. We specialise in addressing companies’ needs through our support of researchers in Ireland’s higher education institutions. SFI provides researchers with funding, helps link them with companies that are working on relevant projects and provides the supportive environment that’s so essential for collaborative work.