ARE Centres are research facilities funded by Enterprise Ireland specialising in a number of technology fields including:

  • ICT and Software
  • Bio-Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals
  • Bio-Medical Devices and Materials

The Centres exist to develop next generation technology platforms for the benefit of Irish industry through a dedicated applied research strategy.  However, the Centres also provide expert knowledge and research capabilities for Irish based companies in search of innovative solutions.
Each centre engages in collaborative projects with companies using funding from the Innovation Vouchers and Innovation Partnerships Programmes in addition to projects that are directly funded by individual companies.

Companies interested in engaging in collaborative research with one of the ARE Centres should firstly identify the centre with the relevant research capabilities and then contact that Centre directly.

ARE CENTRES: There are currently thirteen Enterprise Ireland funded ARE Centres based in Irish Institutes of Technology throughout the country. The Directory & Map of ARE Centres provides an overview of their research capabilities. Download PDF