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Science Summit 2019

I am delighted to announce that the annual SFI Science Summit will take place on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 November 2019, in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone.

This important event will bring together our funded research community and valued stakeholders, to network and to explore the potential opportunities and challenges we face through topics such as the EU Missions, Challenge-based funding, diversity in research and community engagement.  It will also provide an introduction to our new strategy for 2020-2025.

As part of Science Week 2019, this year’s Summit will also be underpinned by the theme of climate action and sustainability. We will be running several workshops that will provide attendees with the opportunity to influence the Irish research landscape. A full agenda will be released on this website over the coming weeks and an email will be issued shortly to notify you when registration and workshop booking facilities open, with information for booking overnight accommodation. Please note our family friendly policies for the Summit here.

We will also celebrate and announce the winners of the SFI Summit Awards on 7 November 2019. 

I look forward to seeing you in Athlone this November.

Kind regards,







Prof Mark WJ Ferguson,
Director General, Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland


Registration Info!

Registration for the Science Foundation Ireland Science Summit 2019 will open soon.

Science Summit 2019 is by invitation only.

When you receive an invitation, please click on the Register Now button to complete your registration.


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