Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (407)

Mark Ward

Question:

407. Deputy Mark Ward asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the location of each Science Foundation Ireland research centre; the amount of funding allocated to each such centre in 2019 and 2020, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2808/21]

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Written answers (Question to Further and Higher Education)

SFI Research Centres are hosted at one Higher Education Institute. The host institute has responsibility for the administration of the award. However, each Centre has a number of academic partners with researchers at those partner institutes heavily involved in the Centre’s research. The budget assigned to the central award flows to the relevant partner Universities/Institutes of Technology/Technological Universities all around the country.

SFI Research Centres are awarded through the SFI Research Centres programme. Awards are made on a multi annual basis with each SFI Research Centre Award made for a period of 6 years. The figures presented reflect the payments made to the SFI Research Centres in 2019 and 2020. They do not reflect the value of the full SFI Research Centre programme awards made to each Centre. In addition, each SFI Research Centre has been successful in securing further research funding awards from SFI through a range of funding schemes. The figures presented here relate to payments against the core SFI Research Centre Programme award only.

Research Centre

Host Research Body

2019 Budget Allocation

2020 Budget Allocation

ADAPT, SFI Research Centre for Digital Media Technology

Trinity College Dublin

4,317,719.00

1,978,614.98

AMBER, SFI Research Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research

Trinity College Dublin

4,296,888.34

11,177,411.48

APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre

University College Cork

6,290,125.62

7,662,140.75

BiOrbic, SFI Bioeconomy Research Centre

University College Dublin

1,744,833.50

3,237,706.00

Confirm, SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing

University of Limerick

2,970,377.00

6,645,330.00

Connect, SFI Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications

Trinity College Dublin

6,385,233.70

3,959,558.17

CÚRAM, SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices

National University of Ireland, Galway

4,822,074.90

5,563,936

FutureNeuro, SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Diseases

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

1,795,993.00

1,769,721.00

iCRAG, SFI Research Centre in Applied Geosciences

University College Dublin

3,235,518.50

3,733,282.00

I-FORM, SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing

University College Dublin

2,833,820.00

3,600,271.00

Insight, SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics

National University of Ireland, Galway

9,247,179

5,919,740

IPIC, SFI Research Centre

Tyndall National Institute

3,145,492

4,715,555.00

Lero, SFI Research Centre for Software

University of Limerick

4,238,612.28

7,336,053.00

MaREI, SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine

University College Cork

3,224,553.00

1,760,761.00

SSPC, SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals

University of Limerick

4,961,133.00

5,897,528.00

VistaMilk, SFI Research Centre for Digitalising Dairy Production and Processing

Teagasc, Fermoy, Co. Cork

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5,365,935.00