US-Ireland R&D Partnership

Research and Development Partnership

About the Partnership

Latest News:  International Partnership Awards Announced between US, Ireland and Northern Ireland

US Ireland Steering Committee 2016

Pictured at the event in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, 14th November 2016 to mark the visit by Dr France Córdova, Director of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) to Ireland and in celebration of the success of the US Ireland R&D Partnership Programme.

L-R:  Mr Kevin McCann, Prof. Mark Ferguson, Mr Feargal O'Mórain, Dr France Córdova, Dr Rosemary Hamilton CBE, Dr Bernie McGahon, Dr Graham Love and Prof Ian Young.



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.   Download latest US Ireland R&D Partnership Fact Sheet (500 KB)

To date 35 projects have been successfully funded under the partnership.  Click here for project details.

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

  •     Agriculture (pilot) NEW
  •     Health
  •     Nanoscale Science & Engineering
  •     Sensors & Sensor Networks
  •     Telecommunications  
  •     Energy & Sustainability 

US Ireland R&D Partnership Steering Group Co-Chairs

Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones

Dr. Jonathan Margolis
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Dr. Rosemary Hamilton CBE

Dr. Rosemary Hamilton CBE
Northern Ireland Co-Chair

Mr. Feargal Ó Móráin

Mr. Feargal Ó Móráin
Ireland Co-Chair

The Key to Innovation Success (739 KB)