The Strategic Partnership Programme is a flexible mechanism for academic researchers to build strategic collaborations with key stakeholders such as industry, other funding agencies, charities, philanthropic organisations, higher education institutes (HEIs), or a combination of any of these. The scheme aims to support stand-alone research initiatives of scale with strong potential for delivering economic and societal impact to Ireland, in partnership with key stakeholders.

The Strategic Partnership Programme is one strand available to build collaborations with key partners, funding excellent science that benefits society and the economy. If your potential partnership does not appear to fit with the requirements of this programme, please contact to discuss whether there may be other opportunities available. 

Case Studies

Click below to find out about current and past partnerships funded by the SFI Strategic Partnership Programme: