• Third Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) Summer School

    The HRI is delighted to launch our third Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) Summer School which takes place at the University of Limerick on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th June 2018 This Summer School is designed for individuals who wish to develop their knowledge and access resources for meaningful Public and Patient Involvement in health research.  We  welcome participation from community organisations, patient groups, researchers, students, health service providers and policy makers. 

    2018 Summer School Information

    Eventbrite registration is now open  - CLICK HERE

  • Marie Curie Fellowships and training at UL

    PIs seeking Marie Curie fellows?

    Are you a PI seeking good candidates for Marie Curie fellowships at UL ? The next call for proposals is opening shortly and will close on 12th September. We are now in the phase of identifying fellows and their mentors and we expect to have this phase completed by the end of April.

    Proposal writing workshops will take place in UL during May and early June for applicants and their supervisors.

  • SSPC making gender balance a strategic priority

    (l-r) Dr Denise Croker, SSPC General Manager, Dr Marie Kissane, Team Leader, Technical Services/Manufacturing Science, Eli Lilly, Dr Damhnait Gleeson, Science Foundation Ireland, Gillian Morgan, Commercial Manufacturing Process Specialist, Janssen, Karen Blakely, Commercialization Project Lead, MSD and Professor Michael Zaworotko, SSPC Co-Director. 

  • BNest Showcase Event 2018

    Bnest, Ireland’s first dedicated social enterprise incubator based at the Nexus Innovation Centre, recently held its annual programme showcase event. The Bnest Programme is specifically designed for emerging social enterprises. This is a six month peer programme, working with a small group of fellow social entrepreneurs, focused on each working on their individual enterprise but expected to contribute to the others as well.

  • HRB funding award of €348,909 to ‘Ignite’ partnerships for Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) in research

    Partnerships were developed with community and health sector stakeholders for a successful PPI Ignite Award University of Limerick – €348,909.00. The UL team, led by Professor Anne MacFarlane from the Graduate Entry Medical School, with excellent support from the HRI Core Team, worked closely with community stakeholders from the Limerick City Community Development Programme and Care Alliance Ireland as well as health sector stakeholders from University Hospital Limerick Patient Advocacy Liaison Services and the HSE Community Care office.As a result of this successful, co-designed bid, there will be activities involving UL health researchers, community and health sector stakeholders for: Training in PPI and participatory health research; Networking to collaboratively set research priorities and Progressing policies and procedures to further strengthen the culture for PPI in UL.
  • Government announces revised Research Priority Areas for 2018 - 2023

    Several revisions and updates to themes and priority areas to reflect developments since 2012

    The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, welcomed the publication of the report ‘Research Priority Areas 2018 – 2023’.

  • Nexus based start-up SmartFactory secures €500,000 funding as part of Enterprise Ireland HPSU Fund

    (l-r) Anthony Kelly, SmartFactory, Gert O’Rourke, Nexus and Brendan Shepard, SmartFactory

    Irish manufacturing solutions firm SmartFactory announced funding of €500,000 as part of the Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start-Up fund. The investment was announced at the recent Start-Up Showcase Event in Croke Park and will see SmartFactory expand its operations and double its workforce over the next three years.

  • EPA Research Programme Roadshow visits UL

    The EPA Research Programme has started its planning process for the 2018 Research Calls. A series of roadshows will be held during February and March 2018 throughout the Universities and Institutes of Technology. These 2-hour workshops will be the occasion to learn more about the EPA Research Programme, in particular about the 2018 Funding Opportunities (via national & international calls).