One-stop shop for research jobs and funding opportunities for business launched

Media Release
Tuesday, 14 May 2013

European Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn and Minister Sean Sherlock TD with Jennifer Cleary EURAXESS Ireland, David Prendergast Intel Labs Europe and Anthony McCauley Fujitsu Ireland

An important new web resource for business detailing R&D funding opportunities and jobs was launched today by Minister for Research and Innovation, Mr. Sean Sherlock TD.

The new resource is an extension of the www.euraxess.ie portal and is specifically dedicated to business.

The portal brings together a number of important resources that companies can access directly:

  •  Advertise vacancies
  • Search an online database of researcher CVs
  • Access the fast track research visas system, and
  • Search for funding support opportunities

The new R&D funding search facility allows businesses to search in real-time for all national and European funding supports for their business and research activities.  This will address a common industry concern that this information is both fragmented and difficult to access.

Minister Sherlock said: “This great new resource will give a boost to research and development and clearly demonstrates that when it comes to innovation, Ireland is open for business. Businesses have specifically asked for a one-stop shop for these queries and that is exactly what this new portal does. ”

The portal has been developed by the Irish Universities Association (IUA) EURAXESS office which is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and the European Commission. It is the first of its kind in the wider European EURAXESS network.

The European Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, underlined the importance of this new service, “This new Industry User Interface will make EURAXESS Ireland more attractive to industry. We will be exploring the possibility of rolling this out to other countries so that business users across Europe will have a tailored interface including both job and funding opportunities”.

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For more information contact:

Jennifer Cleary, EURAXESS Ireland Office, Irish Universities Association.
Phone; 01 6764948 email: jennifer.cleary@iua.ie

 Additional Information: 

Based in the Irish Universities Association (IUA), EURAXESS Ireland was established in 2004 with support from the Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation and the European Commission. The office provides free practical support for organisations and researchers moving to higher education institutions, research organisations and companies in Ireland and throughout Europe and is linked to a European network of over 200 EURAXESS mobility centres in 40 countries across Europe.

EURAXESS Ireland advertises jobs and funding opportunities for Higher Education Institutions and industry and provides access to a CV database where researchers upload their profiles and employers search for suitable candidates.

EURAXESS Ireland implements a fast track immigration scheme for researchers from outside of Europe. Over the last six years 1,750 researchers have come to Ireland under this Hosting Agreement scheme. There are over 42 organisations using the scheme including universities, institutes of technology, research institutions and private sector companies.

EURAXESS Ireland also promotes the Brazilian ‘Science Without Borders’ scheme, a key national service that will help attract 600 Brazilian PhD students to Ireland over the next three years.