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US / Ireland Research Innovation Awards

US / Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Recognising excellence in research innovation and invention that has occurred in Ireland as a result of US foreign direct investment.


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The American Chamber of Commerce US/Ireland Research Innovation Awards

The US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards are a joint initiative of the Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce, Ireland.

The awards recognise excellence in research innovation, creation and invention by an organisation, as a result of US Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Ireland.

The awards are presented on an all-island basis and applications are invited from:

  • The Irish (island of Ireland) operations of a US headquartered and controlled multinational company
  • A Higher Education Institution (HEI) Research Centre or institute based on the island of Ireland with links to the US corporate sector
  • An Irish Micro Enterprise or SME with links to the US corporate sector

The winning organisations will be announced at the American Chamber of Commerce annual dinner on 17 May 2019.


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2018 Winners

Xilinx, Connect Centre for Future Networks, and Oxymem were named as the overall winners of the KPMG supported 2018 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards, jointly presented by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner.

The awards ceremony was held in Dublin with 700 guests in attendance.Among the audience were Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, leaders of many of the US companies in Ireland, representatives from academia and a range of Irish and international business leaders.

Speaking at the awards, Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner, KPMG in Ireland commented “We are delighted to support the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards. High quality inward investment has transformed the Irish economy and we are now recognised as the gateway to the EU for many of the world’s most innovative and successful businesses. These companies make a major contribution to innovation in Ireland, sustain thousands of high quality jobs and provide significant opportunities for domestic businesses.”

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