Main funder: Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme

Science Foundation Ireland 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.

The Discover Programme aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among students, teachers and members of the public.

In October 2022, SFI is funding the Circle Zone.

Zones ran:
Sustainability Zone 2021, Magnesium Zone 2021, Red Zone 2020, Green Zone 2020

Previous zone funders

Wellcome – Beryllium Zone 2016, Mutation Zone 2016, Oxygen Zone 2016, Diagnosis Zone 2017, Food Zone 2017, Genes Zone 2018, Neon Zone 2018, Genes Zone 2018, Drug Discovery Zone 2019
Royal Society of Chemistry – Food Science Zone, Drug Synthesis Zone
Euroscience Open Forum Dublin City of Science 2012 – Health Zone, Hydrogen Zone
European Space Education Resource Office – Space Zones
European Society for Evolutionary Biology Evolution Zone
Institute of Physics in Ireland –Nanotechnology Zone