About Us

About Us

The Advisory Council for Science Technology and Innovation (ACSTI) provides policy advice to the Irish Government on medium and long term science, technology and innovation (STI) issues and contributes towards the development and implementation of a coherent and effective national strategy for STI.

It provides the primary interface between stakeholders and policymakers in the STI arena.


To bring the experience, excellence and independence of Ireland's science, technology and innovation practitioners to the heart of Government policy to ensure the application of scientific endeavour for the benefit of the people of Ireland.


The Council gathers the expertise and experience of fourteen members who are recognised leaders in their fields of expertise.  The Council comprises members from academia, enterprise and professional sectors and a representative from Forfás, Ireland’s policy advisory board for enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation.

ACSTI is a committee of Forfás.  Forfás manages the work of the Council and provides it with research and analytical support.