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US-Ireland R&D Partnership

About the initiative

The US-Ireland R&D Partnership links researchers across Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United States. This collaborative approach helps to accelerate innovation in a number of key sectors including health, energy and sustainability.

To date the partnership has raised $164.070m and funded 86 projects.

In the videos below, you will find out how the US-Ireland R&D partnership works first-hand as these researchers tell us about their experience.

A tri-jurisdictorial partnership since 2006

The US-Ireland R&D Partnership is a tri-jurisdictional alliance which was officially launched in 2006. Its aim is to promote collaborative innovative research projects which create value above and beyond individual efforts.

To date 86 projects have been successfully funded under the partnership across key sectors including agriculture, health, science and engineering, telecommunication, energy and sustainability and Cybersecurity. Funding raised to March 2023 is valued at $164.070m or €141.068m or £119.593m.

Each jurisdiction is offered a unique opportunity to advance research interests, healthcare and economic development in areas prioritised as:

  • Cybersecurity NEW
  • Agriculture
  • Health
  • Nanoscale Science & Engineering
  • Sensors & Sensor Networks
  • Telecommunications
  • Energy & Sustainability

US Ireland R&D Partnership

US Ireland R&D Partnership steering committee meeting

The 27th Steering Committee meeting of the US-Ireland R&D Partnership took place on 14thMarch 2023. Pictured below are the steering committee members and secretariat.

For more information on the Joint Statement on U.S.–Ireland Science and Technology Cooperation click here.

  • Funders and co chairs of US Ireland RD Partnership
  • 27th Steering Committee meeting of the US Ireland RD Partnership


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Grainne Lennon will handle your enquiry. You can get in touch directly by email, by phone 028 3083 4135 (048 from Ireland) or by using the form below.
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