Innovation 21:4 new SFI Research Centres officially launched
Category : Innovation
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has launched 4 new research hubs this month, bringing to 16 the number funded. These new centres are in the areas of smart manufacturing, the bio-economy, neurotherapeutics and 3D printed manufacturing. Finance for the centres will be a combination government funding (€74m) and industry investment €40m over the next six years.
CONFIRM will study smart manufacturing methods
BEACON will find uses for residue left over from the processing of natural resources,
FutureNeuro will develop innovative treatments for rare and chronic neurological diseasese
I-FORM will enhance the efficiency of manufacturing processing through 3D printing.
These centres are designed to be collaborative in nature with 17 research organisations and over 80 industry partners engaged.
It is anticipated that 650 research jobs will be created and supported over the next 6 years