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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 awards recognise excellence in research innovation, creation and invention by an organisation, as a result of US Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Ireland. Sponsored by KPMG and Ulster Bank with media support from The Irish Times, these awards acknowledge exemplary ideas, originating in Irish organisations, and underpinned by innovative research, that have a strong social and/or economic impact.

The 2019 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards is now open for entries.

Click here to view a presentation from a recent webinar to assist in preparing your application.

To receive an application pack, please register your interest here

The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 19 December 2018 at 5 p.m.

The awards are presented on an all-island basis and applications 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
  • An Irish Micro Enterprise or SME with links to the US corporate sector

For further information and queries, please email

The winning organisations will be announced at the American Chamber of Commerce annual dinner on 17 May 2019.



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