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Science Summit 2022

Following two years of virtual conferences, I am delighted to announce that the annual SFI Science Summit will take place as a hybrid event on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd of November 2022, with the theme ’Working together, empowering ideas’.

This year’s SFI Summit will deliver an exciting programme of keynotes, panel discussions and workshops to provide insights on our collective research achievements and strategic direction. Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience at University College London, Prof Ijeoma Uchegbu, will deliver a keynote on her work in the area of drug delivery and nanotechnology. We will have updates on current and new programmes, including the National Challenge Fund, and will also explore themes such as evidence for policy, and the future of Ireland’s energy systems.

Representatives of our research community, research offices and key stakeholders will be invited directly to attend the event taking place at the Limerick Strand Hotel. We are delighted to also offer an online live-streamed option to facilitate those unable to attend in-person, and to enable postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and other team members to join us virtually.

A full Summit agenda will be shared over the coming weeks, and an email will be issued to notify you when registration and the workshop booking facility has opened.

SFI Awards Nominations Now Open

We are looking forward to providing our SFI award holders with this long-awaited networking opportunity and to join us in celebrating the achievements of our funded research community. The SFI Annual Awards will be announced during the course of the Summit. The nominations for the SFI Awards 2022 are now open and I encourage you to submit your nominations here.

Science Posters Welcome

SFI researchers are invited to submit scientific posters to share their work with their peers, which will be accessible to all Summit delegates during the event. We particularly welcome video submissions – guidelines can be found here and the submission deadline is is 10th October 2022.

I invite you now to add the SFI Summit to your calendars for 21st and 22nd November and I look forward to meeting everyone.

Kind regards,

Prof Philip Nolan
Director General, Science Foundation Ireland

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