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Microsoft DreamSpace, Boston Scientific Clonmel and Ulster University/Avellino have been announced as winners of the 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards, sponsored by KPMG and Ulster Bank with media support from The Irish Times.

Jointly presented by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy, the awards are in their sixth year. They were broadcast virtually and speakers included Irish Ambassador to the US Dan Mulhall and Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD.

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

Commenting on the awards , KPMG Managing Partner Seamus Hand said; “Highlighting Ireland’s innovation capability is a key factor in continually strengthening our FDI appeal and these awards are an exceptional showcase for Irish based innovation. We congratulate all of the winners for their achievements and commend the American Chamber of Commerce and The Royal Irish Academy for a hugely successful awards programme.”

Category winners

The Irish operations of US headquartered and controlled multinational company

  • The Irish operations of US headquartered and controlled multinational company
    Boston Scientific Clonmel
  • An Irish Higher Education Institute or Research Centre with US corporate links
    Ulster University / Avellino Labs
  • Innovation in Talent Development 
    Microsoft Ireland


Irish Operations of a US Multinational

  • Boston Scientific Clonmel
  • Boston Scientific Cork
  • IBM Research Foresight
  • IBM Research AI in Healthcare

Higher Educational Institute

  • Waterford Institute of Technology /Boston Scientific Clonmel
  • Ulster University/Avellino Labs

Innovation in Talent Development

  • Microsoft Ireland
  • PepsiCo/UCC
  • Intel

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