Collaboration and Funding

When you work with us, you’re joining an active innovation community stretching across the region.

Our researchers take leading roles in national research networks, collaborating with partners nationally and across the world. We can connect you with the right expertise and facilities at the right time for your business’ stage of development.


CRAG is the SFI Research Centre for Applied Geosciences. We are a team of researchers creating solutions for a sustainable society. We develop innovative science and technologies to better understand the Earth’s past, present, and future and how people are connected to it.


Insight is the SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics. We undertake high impact research in data analytics that has significant benefits for the individual, industry and society by enabling better decision making. All of our research is informed by our vision; Empowering Citizens. Smarter Societies.


Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, brings together expert software teams from universities and institutes of technology across Ireland in a co-ordinated centre of research excellence with a strong industry focus. Lero’s research spans a wide range of application domains from driverless cars to artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, fintech, govtech, smart communities, agtech and healthtech.


The SFI Research Centre for Digital Media Technology (ADAPT), is a collaboration of leading academics, researchers and industry partners that is driven by a vision of “empowering people for deeper engagement in a digital world”.


The SFI Centre for Future Networks and Communications (CONNECT) is the flagship research centre for communications networking, services, applications and technologies. Its mission is to research, develop and innovate solutions to the communications challenges facing society. New broadband architectures, new cellular technologies and the Internet of Things are at the centre of its work.

National and International Funding Support

De-risk your innovation with matched State support


MaynoothWorks is an active partner of funding agencies across Ireland and the EU, providing access to a wealth of subsidies and State supports to drive your innovation to the next level.

The logo of Enterprise Ireland, the national innovation funding agency.

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the national innovation funding agency, supporting technology development, commercialisation, and entrepreneurship at all levels within the ecosystem. Funding is available for academics, start-up founders, and innovators in more established industries who are looking to give their business the edge. Talk to one of our specialists about how you can benefit.

Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion. It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

EIT Digital: the gateway to digital innovation in Europe.

EIT Digital

EIT Digital is the gateway to digital innovation in Europe, offering specialist training, seed investment, and access to major finance for emerging digital technology industries.

Maynooth University is the key partner for EIT Digital in Ireland, and it’s first institutional member in the country. If you are a UK company seeking EIT Digital support, MaynoothWorks can help you to establish your new company in Ireland.

National research prioritisation

Research Prioritisation, introduced by Government in 2012, aligns the majority of competitively awarded public investment in research with 14 priority areas. Research Priority Areas 2018 to 2023 revises these areas to ensure that Ireland optimises the opportunities arising from new science and technology developments and disruptions.

Knowledge Transfer Ireland

Knowledge Transfer Ireland’s mission is to support business and Ireland’s research base to maximise innovation from State funded research: getting technology, ideas and expertise into the hands of business, swiftly and easily for the benefit of the public and the economy. Their website is a fantastic resource for template legal agreements, how-to guides, and practical advice for turning today’s research into tomorrow’s technology.