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MNMT-Dublin Participates in the Competition for SFI Future Innovator Prize

MNMT-Dublin Participates in the Competition for SFI Future Innovator Prize

by MNMT-Dublin

Recently, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) announced 12 teams who were selected and qualified to compete for the SFI Future Innovator Prize. The members from UCD Centre of Micro/Nano Manufacturing Technology (MNMT-Dublin) are involved in this programme as Lead and Co-Lead Investigators.


The SFI Future Innovator Prize is a new challenge funding opportunity, which seeks to support Ireland’s best and brightest unconventional thinkers and innovators to develop novel, potentially disruptive technologies to address significant societal challenges. The Innovator Prize consists of three phases: Concept, Seed and Prize Award. Following application review, successful applicant teams will be awarded funding of €20k to undertake team building, scoping and concept validation activities. They will then undergo a rigorous interview, shortlisted teams will be provided with €200k to further validate and prototype their proposed solutions. Finalists will ultimately compete for one overall prize award of €1M to further develop and deploy their solution.