|Science Foundation Ireland awards directly support over 2,000 academic collaborations in 62 countries.|
SFI’s internationally-focused programmes and initiatives help to develop links with top international research institutions and enterprise markets, in addition to reinforcing Ireland’s standing as a top-class research-performing nation.
The agency’s international policy seeks to support Agenda 2020, SFI’s strategy for 2013–2020, which sets out a vision of a “preferred future” in which Ireland in 2020 is the best country in the world for scientific research excellence and impact. Agenda 2020 is underpinned by the desire to strengthen and improve Ireland’s international reputation and collaboration, through the continuing support of excellence in research.
SFI’s international strategy is based around seven inter-related areas of activity, all underpinned by international collaboration:
SFI works closely with the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); Enterprise Ireland (EI) and IDA Ireland in implementing this strategy.
For further information on SFI’s international engagement, please contact:
Senior Executive, International Relations and Public Affairs
Tel: + 353 1 6073211