Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Science Foundation Ireland Data
273. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the location of each SFI research centre; and the amount of funding allocated to each such centre in 2018 and 2019, by county, in tabular form. [2404/19]
Science Foundation Ireland has an established network of 17 world-leading Research Centres. Representing a commitment of over €455 million from Science Foundation Ireland and an Industry commitment of €244 million, these major funding awards link scientists and engineers in partnerships across 19 research bodies, including all seven universities, and more than 350 companies in Ireland.
In 2018 over €63.2m was allocated to 17 Research Centres by Science Foundation Ireland through each Centre’s host Higher Education Institute. In 2019 it is anticipated that over €64.4m in funding will be paid, an increase of over €1.2m on 2018.
As each Research Centre has a number of academic partners, the benefit of this funding is dispersed beyond the geographic location of the host institute.
Details of individual payments to these Research Centres by County is set out in tabular form and includes payments against the core Research Centre award plus additional supplements and Spoke awards. This will account for some of the differences between 2018 payments and 2019 profiled payments in the following table. The Spoke Programme is a vehicle to enable the addition of new industrial and academic partners and projects to SFI Research Centres, so allowing their expansion and development in line with new priorities and opportunities. The Programme will ensure that the Research Centre retains its ability to do cutting edge research and its industrial relevance, and so enhance its sustainability. The Spokes programme also provides a vehicle to link together, in a meaningful and relevant way, different Research Centres.
|Research Centre||Host HEI||All Partner HEIs||Counties||2018 Payments €||2019 Profiled Payments €|
|Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research Centre (AMBER)||Trinity College Dublin||TCD, RCSI and UCC||Dublin, Cork||€3,613,336||€3,930,364|
|Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) - Interfacing Food & Medicine||University College Cork||UCC, CIT and Teagasc||Cork||€5,666,446||€6,028,613|
|Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT)||University College Cork||UCC and RCSI||Dublin, Cork||€1,744,402||€1,145,154|
|INSIGHT - Ireland's Big Data and Analytics Research Centre||NUI Galway||NUI Galway, UCD, UCC, DCU, TCD, Tyndall, Maynooth University, RIA||Galway, Dublin, Cork, Kildare||€4,691,783||€5,414,252|
|I-PIC Irish Photonic Integration Research Centre||Tyndall||Tyndall, UCC, CIT and DCU||Cork, Dublin||€1,998,517||€2,113,202|
|Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) - The SFI Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Research||University College Cork||UCC, CIT, UCD, UL, NUI Galway, Maynooth University||Cork, Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Kildare||€4,152,747||€2,360,665|
|Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC)||University of Limerick||UL, UCD, NIBRT, AIT, TCD, UCC, WIT and NUI Galway||Limerick, Dublin, West Meath, Cork, Waterford, Galway||€4,298,888||€3,110,961|
|ADAPT: Centre for Digital Content Platform Research||Trinity College Dublin||UCD, DCU, TCD, DIT||Dublin||€7,134,420||€4,337,942|
|CONNECT: The Centre for Future Networks & Communications||Trinity College Dublin||TCD, CIT, Maynooth University, DIT, Tyndall, UCC, DCU, WIT, UL and UCD||Dublin, Cork, Kildare, Waterford, Limerick||€5,928,206||€8,937,488|
|CÚRAM – Centre for Research in Medical Devices||NUI Galway||NUI Galway, UCC, UCD, Molecular Medicine Ireland, RCSI, UL and TCD||Galway, Cork, Dublin, Limerick||€5,563,936||€4,822,075|
|Lero - the Irish Software Research Centre||University of Limerick||UL, DCU, NUI Galway, DKIT, Tralee IT, UCD, TCD, UL, UCC and Maynooth University||Limerick, Dublin, Galway, Dundalk, Kerry, Kildare||€4,890,702||€4,183,476|
|iCRAG – Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences||University College Dublin||UCD, TCD, Teagasc, NUI Galway, UCC, Maynooth University and DIAS||Cork, Dublin, Cork, Kildare||€4,337,320||€3,388,709|
|Bioeconomy Research Centre (BEACON)||University College Dublin||UCD, TCD, NUI Galway, UL and Teagasc||Dublin, Galway, Limerick||€1,581,650||€3,493,667|
|Confirm Centre for Smart Manufacturing||University of Limerick||UL, UCC, NUI Galway, CIT, Tyndall, AIT, LIT, Maynooth University||Limerick, Cork, Galway, West Meath, Kildare||€2,295,765||€5,985,254|
|I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre||University College Dublin||UCD, DCU, NUI Galway, TCD, IT Sligo and WIT||Dublin, Galway, Sligo, Waterford||€1,138,277||€2,833,820|
|VistaMilk Centre |
(co fund with Dept Agriculture Food and the Marine. DAFM co fund subtracted)
|Teagasc, Moorepark||Teagasc, DCU, NUI Galway, WIT, Tyndall, UCD||Dublin, Galway, Waterford, Cork, Dublin||€3,279,265||€1,594,763|
|FutureNeuro||Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland||RCSI, TCD, DCU, NUI Galway and UCD||Dublin, Galway||€911,501||€1,810,993|