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US-Ireland R&D Partnership reaches £60m invested in 49 projects

  • InterTradeIreland reports that funding provided through the US-Ireland R&D Partnership has reached over £60m invested in 49 innovative tech projects.

    The US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership scheme was established in 2006 to facilitate collaboration between research universities and industries in Northern Ireland, Ireland, and the United States. The scheme provides funding for innovative new projects in Health, Nanoscale Science & Engineering, Sensors & Sensor Networks, Telecommunications, Energy & Sustainability, and now Agriculture.

    Since its inception, the scheme has provided funding for a total of 49 innovative projects ranging from the development of environmental sensors to advances in human genetics and some truly incredible uses of nanotechnology. InterTradeIreland reports that the research alliance has now provided over £60 million in total funding for R&D projects over its 12 years of operation, a significant milestone.

    InterTradeIreland International Funding and Collaborations Broker Grainne Lennon had positive things to say about the scheme: "The US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership helps to stimulate higher levels of innovation in Northern Ireland and accelerate both economic development and leading-edge research. By collaborating we are pooling research expertise from academic institutes in Northern Ireland, Ireland and the United States and leveraging additional investment to support projects that will undoubtedly benefit each of our jurisdictions."

    Source: InterTradeIreland Press Release, InterTradeIreland

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