11 December 2017 – Innovative Training Networks (ITN) information day

The fourth Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Networks (ITN) info day took place in Brussels on 11 December 2017. The agenda of the meeting focused on providing the coordinators of the H2020 ITN projects with information on specific implementation matters. 196 people representing 125 projects took part in the meeting.

Innovative training networks bring together universities, research centres and companies from different countries worldwide to train a new generation of researchers. The funding boosts scientific excellence and business innovation, and enhances researchers’ career prospects by developing their skills in entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation.

Presentations shown during the InfoDay can be accessed here

Go to the latest ITN call for proposals (2018).

Webinar on 2016-2017 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Work Programme

The 2016-2017 Work Programme for Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions was published on 14th October. The Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office is offering a webinar to summarise the Calls and new aspects in the Work Programme, including the new Society and Enterprise Panel within the Individual Fellowships Call. The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Jennifer Brennan, NCP for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and will take place from 15:00 to 16:00 on November 2nd.

How to participate:
To register, please email mariecurie@iua.ie. You will receive an email confirming your registration and containing more information about accessing the webinar. Please note that it may be up to 72 hours before you receive the confirmation email.

NB: For those unable to participate at the appointed time, the webinar has been recorded for viewing at their own convenience.

MSCA Work Programme 2016-2017

MSCA WP 2016-2017 – Nov 2015 – webinar

MSCA WP 2016-2017 Webinar Q&A Report

YouTube – http://youtu.be/Iq4lo57hFxE

Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/144617059

Building Collaborative North South Partnerships in MSCA

The Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office and InterTradeIreland held a networking and information event for research centres and multidisciplinary groups across the island.

Presenters Avril Monaghan SFI, Suzanne Miller-Delaney IUA, Graeme Horley SFI, Bernadette McGahon InterTradeIreland and Jennifer Brennan IUA

Presenters Avril Monahan SFI, Suzanne Miller-Delaney IUA, Graeme Horley SFI, Bernadette McGahon InterTradeIreland and Jennifer Brennan IUA

Information sessions were held on the following topics:

The final programme and profiles of all research centres attending the event can be downloaded here: Final Programme & Profiles Doc

Aileen Mackin and Carrie Small of InterTrade Ireland

Aileen Mackin and Carrie Small of InterTrade Ireland

Networking sessions facilitated by the appropriate National Contact Points / Northern Ireland Contact Points were held in the following areas:

  • ICT /Data Analytics
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing & Materials
  • Health (incorporating connected health, medical devices, drug delivery & food for health)


Photographs from the Event:

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MSCA Webinar 26 Feb – to assist researchers writing a RISE proposal

In advance of the 2015 deadline for MSCA Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (28th April 2015), the Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office are offering a webinar to assist researchers with writing a RISE proposal.

The webinar is hosted by Dr. Jennifer Brennan, NCP for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and is available below along with supporting documentation:




US College Counsellors Visit to Irish Universities 3rd-8th March 2013

The Irish Universities and Education in Ireland are delighted to invite US College Counsellors to visit all seven of the University Campuses in the Republic of Ireland during a 6 day tour from March 3-8th, 2013.

The goal of the tour is to give individuals a first-hand experience of the Irish campuses, as well as to familiarise interested individuals with the Irish University system, application process, tuition costs, as well as outlining the advantages of an Irish University education for American students.

Applications are open until Friday November 9th, 2012 and are available online via the following link.

Education in Ireland Fair in India 25/26 Nov & 1 Dec 2012

Meet representatives from the 7 Irish universities at the Education in Ireland fair in India during late November and early December 2012. Locations include Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai. Full details of these fairs will be available on the Education Ireland website.

Orchid Hall, The Oberoi Hotel, MG Road, Bangalore
24 November, 2012 – 11:00 to 16:00

Irish Universities Fair Nov 2012 - Flyer - Bangalore.jpg

Irish Universities Fair Bangalore Nov 2012

New Delhi
Regency I & II, The Lalit Hotel, Baranhamba Road, New Delhi
25 November, 2012 – 11:00 to 17:30

Irish Universities Fair New Delhi Nov 2012

Irish Universities Fair New Delhi Nov 2012

Mumbai India
Rooftop and Malabar Hall, The Trident, Nariman Point
1 December, 2012 – 12:00 to 17:00

Irish Universities Fair Mumbai Dec 2012

Irish Universities Fair Mumbai Dec 2012


Access Key to European R&D Funding for Enterprise: The Marie Curie Actions

IUA and IBEC cordially invite you to an Information Session:

Friday, 19th October 2012 @ 10:30 to 12:30

European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

On Friday 19th October last, the Irish Universities Association and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation hosted an information session the Marie Curie Actions (MCA).  The event was extremely well-attended by close to 70 representatives from enterprise large and small, who heard how the MCA provides an excellent opportunity for commercial organisations to source funding to support their research interests and activities, and how it can  be an excellent entry point for commercial organisations to access the wide range of European R&D funding suitable for them.  The session featured testimonials from enterprise small and large successful in securing R&D funding from the Marie Curie Actions, including Alcatel-Lucent and EirGen Pharma.

The programme for the event and all of the presentations delivered by the speakers are available below. Click here for Speaker Biographies.

11:00 – 11:05
Welcome – Tony Donohoe – IBEC

11:05 – 11:15
Marie Curie Actions  – Opportunties for Enterprise
Presentation: Jennifer Brennan – Irish Marie Curie Office Presentation 19th Oct 2012

11:15 – 11:30
AlaPartnering with Queen’s University Belfast – European Industrial Doctorates
Presentation: Alan Leddy – Bells Labs Ireland Presentation 19th Oct 2012

11:30 – 11:45
Industry-Academic Partnerships – the small enterprise perspective
Presentation: Sermin Onenc – DOMMRS Presentation 19th Oct 2012

11:45 – 12:00
Industry-Academic Partnerships – linking an institute of technology to the UK and Ireland Pharmachem sector
Presentation: Marc Kelly – EirGen Pharma Presentation 19th Oct 2012
Presentation: Niall O’Reilly – WIT Presentation 19th Oct 2012

12:00 – 12:20      Panel Discussion
Chair: Conor O’Carroll – Irish Universities Association

12:20 – 12:30
ELEVATE – New International Enterprise Fellowships
Presentation: Gemma Irvine – Irish Research Council Presentation 19th Oct 2012

For more information on the Marie Curie Actions, please link here.