MSSI, in collaboration with MACSI, have been awarded funding under the SFI International Strategic Cooperation Award (ISCA) programme, as part of a €1M national consortium led by NUI Galway. Within the project, MSSI leads the theme of “Advanced Manufacturing and Materials”. The funding supports new and existing research-based collaborations between Ireland and Japan. The award will provide funding to coordinate and carry out activities to initiate and strengthen linkages between UL and Japanese academic and industry partners. MSSI is also a partner in an existing SFI ISCA programme between Ireland and Brazil.