Our current and previous funders.

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Current Funders


Science Foundation Ireland

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the national foundation for research in Ireland. It advances co-operative efforts among education, government and industry that support its fields of emphasis and promotes Ireland’s reputation for science and engineering research.

SFI promotes and supports the study of, education in, and engagement with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and promotes an awareness and understanding of the value of STEM to society and, in particular, to the growth of the economy.

In 2021, SFI are funding 3 Zones as part of a 2020 Discovery award: the Kilogram Zone in March 2021 (part of I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here), as well as a general-science Zone and a sustainability-themed Zone in November 2021.

Previous Zones funded by SFI:


Previous funders


Wellcome TrustWT

The Wellcome Trust are dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. They support the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. Wellcome’s public engagement grants are intended to promote interest, excitement and debate around science and society.

Previous Zones funded by Wellcome Trust:


Other Zones have been funded by the following:

Royal Society of Chemistry – New Materials Zone in November 2016, Drug Synthesis Zone and Food Science Zone in November 2015, Sustainability Zone in November 2014.

Euroscience Open Forum Dublin City of Science 2012 – Health Zone, Hydrogen Zone

European Space Education Resource Office – Space Zone in November 2013 and Space Zone in November 2012.

European Society for Evolutionary BiologyEvolution Zone

Institute of Physics in Ireland – Nanotechnology Zone