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US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

The US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards are a joint initiative of the Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce, Ireland. The 2018 Awards will recognise excellence in research innovation, creation and invention by an organisation, as a result of US Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Ireland. These awards acknowledge exemplary ideas, originating in Irish organisations, and underpinned by innovative research, that have a strong social and/or economic impact.

Applications for the 2018 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards have now closed. Details of the shortlisted entrants are availble here.  Details of the 2018 Assessment Panel are available here. The winning organisations will be announced at the American Chamber of Commerce Annual dinner on Friday, 18 May.

The Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce, Ireland invite expressions of interest in the 2019 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards to

Expressions of interest are invited from:

  • The Irish (island of Ireland) operations of a US headquartered and controlled multinational company
  • Higher Education Institution (HEI) Research Centre or institute based on the island of Ireland with links to the US corporate sector in Ireland
  • An Irish Micro Enterprise or SME with links to the US corporate sector in Ireland

The awards are presented on an all-island basis in three categories:

  • MNC
  • HEI
  • SME

View testimonials from previous winning organisations and innovations here



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