• €1.5 million ERC grant to investigate social media influence

    A University of Limerick researcher has been awarded almost €1.5 million in European Research Council funding to investigate the dynamics of social influence in digital societies.

    Dr Mike Quayle from UL’s Department of Psychology, is one of 403 talented early-career researchers across Europe, and just six in Ireland, to have been awarded an ERC grant in today’s announcement of €603 million in total.

  • IRC Marie Curie CAROLINE Awards

    Congratulations to our three Marie Curie CAROLINE fellows and their mentors on their recent awards. They are Sarah Jay, with Maura Adshead (Politics), Ruairi Santiago McBride with Aoife Neary (Education) and Keshav Parajuly with Colin Fitzpatrick (ECE). Each fellow will work in partnership with NGOs and international organisations in conducting their research and the Irish Research Council funds both Irish and international researchers under this programme.

    Four fellowships were awarded to UL out of 21 awarded nationally. The fellowships are valued at €601,600 to UL

  • Nexus Innovation Centre invited to brief the Oireachtas

    Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh, Dr Jakki Cooney, Senator Kieran O’Donnell, Paul Dillon

    The UL Nexus Innovation Centre was one of three campus based Innovation Hubs that was invited to present at a Leinster House briefing session on the 27th of June 2018. The session organised by Senator Pádraig Ó’Céidigh aimed to give Oireachtas members and staff an opportunity to meet and learn from various successful Irish University innovation hubs, highlighting the relationship between academia and business. A brochure profiling UL Nexus Innovation Centre, DCU Alpha and GMIT Innovation Hubs was circulated in advance to all TDs and Senators in Leinster House.

  • Lero announces €800,000 R&D programme to develop autonomous robots for assembly line of the future

    Kieran O’Donoghue, Assembly and Test Manager, Kostal Ireland and Dr Joseph Walsh, Head of the School of STEM and Lero researcher at IT Tralee

    Kostal and Lero researchers at IT Tralee and UL announce €800,000 R&D programme to develop autonomous robots for assembly line of the future. Third major announcement by Lero on autonomous systems this year

  • Limerick secures €6.5million in EU funding to become a ‘Smart Positive Energy City’

    Partnering with UL and Lero, Limerick has been awarded a substantial grant in the biggest EU Research and Innovation Funding programme, Horizon 2020, for a smart cities and communities project worth €6.5m to the city.  The +CityxChange (positive city exchange) is a smart city project submitted by a consortium of 32 partners including Limerick City and County Council from 11 countries. The fullscale project will receive €20 million in funding from Horizon 2020 which has nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years.