Welcome to the Summit 2023 –

Looking to the future, together

We are delighted to announce, that this year Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Irish Research Council (IRC) will host a joint Summit as a hybrid event on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st of November 2023, with the theme Looking to the future, together.

This year’s Summit provides us with a unique opportunity to bring our communities together, to celebrate our collective achievements while also looking to the future and the significant opportunity the Government’s new research and innovation funding agency will provide.

Over the 1.5 day programme of Summit keynotes, panel discussions and workshops, we will explore themes such as research culture and integrity, greening Ireland’s research laboratories, and the impact of artificial intelligence on academia. We will also hear from a diversity of researchers across numerous research disciplines and provide insights on our strategic direction.

Representatives of our research community, research offices and key stakeholders will be invited directly to attend the event taking place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork. We are delighted to also offer an online live-streamed option to a wider audience to join us virtually.

Philip Nolan, Science Foundation Ireland                     Peter Brown, Irish Research Council