€175M to be drawn down for research projects between Ireland and Northern Ireland
The aim is that a total of €175m will be drawn down by North South research partnerships across Ireland over the course of the Horizon 2020 scheme. Good progress on this target has been made to date, with €68.5m drawn down by 56 North South partnerships by March of this year.
Commenting, InterTradeIreland’s Science, Technology and Innovation Manager, Karen McCallion said: “ InterTradeIreland is keen to continue raising awareness of the joint drawdown target set by both governments to ensure the island of Ireland continues to be at the forefront of research and innovation. We want researchers to be aware of this programme as a viable source of funding as well as the suite of targeted supports that InterTradeIreland can provide to them such as bespoke training initiatives, which focus on the sectors in which both Ireland and Northern Ireland have complementary strengths.”
One project that has been successful is the collaboration between Ulster University, Dublin City University and SME, Analytics Engines. The joint venture is using big data to transform decisions around health care policy.
You can see the impact of H2020 funding