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.
Bacteria can be used to heal aspirin-induced ulcers: Irish research reveals
Engineering profession urged to tackle gender divide in industry during STEPS Engineers Week 2020
Maths Week Ireland launched (12th – 20th October, 2019)
Minister Humphreys launches €4.2m national research collaboration on driverless vehicles
Report Reveals Artificial Intelligence Research has Generated €300 Million for the Irish Economy
CÚRAM’s Teachers in Residence Programme Now Enrolling for Fourth Year
‘Life of Plastics’ at Ploughing 2019
Young Science Filmmakers Challenged to Teach the Public about Climate Action, Healing the Body and Science in Space
Lero Irish Software SFI Research Centre opens Ireland’s first esports research lab
Science Week 2019 regional festivals and events launched by Ministers Humphreys and Halligan
3D printing competition invites you to ‘Shape the Future’ for a sustainable world
SFI-supported UCC study finds plastics in deep submarine canyon
Science Foundation Ireland’s 2018 Annual Report highlights 43% increase in research funding from industry to €46 million
Science Foundation Ireland welcomes announcement of four prestigious Royal Society-SFI University Research Fellowships
Irish puffins tracked by GPS reveal they have adapted their behaviour to use tides when foraging