The investment is by the Department of Jobs through Science Foundation Ireland
A €28.8m investment is being announced in 21 science projects.
The fund is for research equipment and facilities through Science Foundation Ireland.
The investment, through the Department of Jobs, is for projects in sectors including geo-sciences, pharmaceutical manufacturing, bio-banking, marine renewable
energy, internet of things, astronomy, big data and additive manufacturing using nano-materials.
The Department of Jobs says the infrastructure funding was awarded competitively following rigorous international review to research groups, where the research equipment and facilities are required to address major research opportunities and challenges.
This includes partnerships with industry and/or international funders.
"This new infrastructure will ensure that Irish researchers continue to be internationally competitive, with access to modern equipment and facilities which will enable them to be successful in securing future funding from leading companies and Europe, including Horizon 2020", the department says.
Speaking at the announcement in Birr, Co Offaly, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said: "By investing in world-class R&D infrastructure, both at a regional and national level,
this will ensure that we can compete at the highest levels internationally and continue to turn more good ideas into good jobs".
While Professor Mark Ferguson, director-general of Science Foundation Ireland and chief scientific adviser to the government, added: "Ireland is increasingly becoming the location of choice for multinational companies to develop and test tomorrow’s technologies and this investment demonstrates our commitment and expanded ability to engage, discover and collaborate at all levels".
The projects funded were in a range of sectors, including: