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Centres supporting 650 researchers open their doors

Four large-scale research centres announced last May have been formally launched by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

The centres have a combined budget of €114 million over the next six years channelled through funding body Science Foundation Ireland. The government will contribute €74m and another €40m will come from the industrial partners involved in the centres, the foundation said in a statement.

Staff at the centres will participate in 80 planned research collaborations with industry and will pursue both basic and applied research, the foundation said.

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