Science Foundation Ireland

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is a key organisation in the implementation of the NDP 2007-2013 and the Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation 2006-2013. A sum of €8.2 billion has been allocated for scientific research under the NDP and SSTI of which SFI has responsibility to invest €1.4 billion. SFI will continue to invest in academic researchers and research teams who are most likely to generate new knowledge, leading edge technologies and competitive enterprises in the fields of science and engineering underpinning three broad areas:

  • Biotechnology
  • Information and communications technology
  • Sustainable energy and energy-efficient technologies

DERI’s key source of research funding comes from SFI as one of its Centres for Science, Engineering & Technology Campus-Industry Partnerships or CSET programme.