‘SFI invests in academic researchers who are most likely to generate new knowledge’
How did SFI come into being?
SFI is a statutory body established in 2003, under the Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) Act, 2003. In 1998, the Irish government commissioned economic research across a broad spectrum of subjects with a view as to how these areas could be developed in the long term. Through this research the government established that both biotechnology and ICT represented the engines of future growth in the global economy and that research within specific facets of these disciplines would be an essential foundation for future growth. Following this, the government set up SFI.
Who funds SFI?
SFI is the Irish government’s science agency, funded through the department of jobs, enterprise and innovation. It is funded by the Irish government.
What kind of activities is SFI involved
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