The vision of the National Centre for IPv6 is to establish an open collaboration on IPv6, linked to an industrial base, working on research and development issues. This will support the local and global IPv6 community providing technical depth and engagement with the research community and political influence through strategic partnerships (in particular with the global IPv6 Forum and the worldwide network of IPv6 task forces).

One of the key roles of the National Centre for IPv6 is the support the Irish IPv6 Task Force, promoting the uptake of IPv6 in Ireland. The centre offers its services to the Task Force to help implement its decisions and support its initiatives.