Science and Innovation are at the heart of government strategy for promoting prosperity and growth. Research and knowledge is increasingly developed and transferred through international collaboration which provides opportunities to work with the best in the world, create student and researcher exchanges, and gain access to large-scale international facilities; leading to mutual benefits for the UK and Ireland.

Responsibilities & Priorities

To promote international collaboration, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Foreign Commonwealth Office jointly fund the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN), based in over 40 countries around the world.

SIN works across the entire UK science and innovation landscape, supporting UK stakeholders to make international connections, set up strategic collaborations and leverage research and innovation funding, driving global prosperity and growth.

SIN Ireland facilitates policy exchange between the UK and Ireland as well as nurturing and stimulating collaborative partnerships and projects between the two countries. SIN Ireland actively engages with stakeholders and key opinion leaders throughout the science and innovation landscape in order to develop, deliver and contribute to programs, projects, visits, events and further activities to promote and facilitate UK-Ireland collaboration in science and innovation.

Key areas of focus for SIN Ireland include;

  • Food & Agriculture
  • Future Cities
  • Digital Economy/Cyber
  • Health & Life Sciences

Beyond these thematic areas, SIN Ireland works in line with the latest developments impacting Science and Innovation, such as the new UK Industrial Strategy, the creation of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), as well as Brexit-related issues.

For more information about past projects run by officers from around the Network in Europe, Russia and Turkey, see the Science & Innovation Network Europe blog.

If you are looking to work with researchers or innovators in the UK or Ireland, then please get in touch with the SIN Ireland.

Contact us

Michaela Murphy
Science and Innovation Officer

British Embassy Ireland
29 Merrion Road
Dublin 4D


Telephone: +353 (0) 1 205 3782

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