Research Newsletter - Issue 60: Events

RIA Seminar on Public Policy Research

Date: 27 January 2021, 4 pm (Irish Time)

Venue: Online

This will be the first seminar in the Research for Public Policy seminar series, which is a joint initiative of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and the Irish Research Council (IRC).  We are committed to strengthening and sustaining relationships between researchers, policymakers, and research funders beyond the series, so that together we can build and implement a highly effective national framework for integrating relevant and cutting-edge research into policy development across Government. The time is now. We hope you will join us.

The creation of a new Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and the foundational role of public health expert advice in managing the COVID-19 crisis make this the ideal moment to reimagine and strengthen the connections between research and public policy in Ireland. This seminar opens the series by outlining both the need and the exciting opportunities to better integrate the worlds of research and policy for the greater good.


  • Welcome: Mary Canning, President of RIA
  • Simon Harris TD, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
  • Professor Peter Clinch, Chair of SFI
  • Jane Grimson, MRIA, former Chair of HRB
  • Moderator: Jane Ohlmeyer, MRIA, Chair of IRC

Click here to register to attend.


Horizon Europe Brokerage Event for Health Projects

Date: 28 January 2021, 9 am (Irish Time)

Venue: Online

The Enterprise Europe Network is organising a virtual brokerage event for Horizon Europe Health on 28th January. This is the first B2B event that offers a dedicated partner search for the forthcoming Horizon Europe calls in the newly developed Cluster “Health”. It could be a good opportunity to find project partners for the upcoming calls.  When registering you can select topics that you may be interested in.  Full details are available here.


Tackling Climate Change with Irish Research

Date: 2 February 2021, 11 am (Irish Time)

Venue: Online

The webinar organised by Knowledge Transfer Ireland will present how R&D plays a key role in Ireland’s response to climate change, discuss how green businesses can access relevant expertise from within the Irish research system and highlight potential State funding supports available to support R&D activities. Among the speakers are Prof Brian Ó Gallachóir (Director of MaREI Centre) and Trish Murphy (Project Officer, Inishowen Rivers Trust). Registration link here.


EU Horizon Europe - Ireland Launch event - SAVE THE DATE!

Date: 25 March 2021

Venue: Online

Enterprise Ireland has announced its EU Horizon Europe launch event which will take place on the 25th of March 2021. Agenda, list of speakers and format to be confirmed.