A new initiative that seeks to develop Sports Technology research and business growth in Ireland has been set up in Limerick, spearheaded by three female tech entrepreneurs. SportsTech Ireland aims to be a bridge between commercial bodies, start-ups and entrepreneurs, research facilities and VCs, and has partnered with a number of international organisations to help position Ireland as a global destination for SportsTech companies.
New research projects being carried out at a leading national technology centre will help biopharmaceutical companies in Ireland improve their manufacturing processes and increase competitiveness.
Enterprise Ireland has awarded €1.3 million worth of funding to the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC), hosted at University of Limerick, for economically important Innovation Partnership Projects involving multiple industry partners.
Mathematicians from all over the world, from New Zealand to Mongolia, gathered in Limerick to solve problems faced by Irish Industries at the 128th European Study Group with Industry. Over 5 days about 100 mathematical scientists worked on a wide variety of problems presented by Irish companies, from modelling what happens to a car during a crash in order to tackle insurance fraud to how microwaves measure water content in the raw material that produces alumina.
Lero researchers from the Regulated Research Centre at Dundalk Institute of Technology have launched a new medical device cybersecurity company that plans to create 78 jobs over the next four years. The Lero DkIT spinout company, Nova Leah has developed an expert cybersecurity risk management software application aimed at global medical device manufacturers and healthcare providers.
The Health Research Board and Irish Research Council have announced a new €1.75million initiative to help researchers involve the public at the very start of the health research process. It is the first of its kind in Ireland.
Twenty years ago people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) were advised to “take it easy”. Today, there is a growing body of evidence showing that exercise is beneficial for a number of key symptoms like walking and fatigue. The MS research team at University of Limerick is making significant contributions to this U-turn and the team’s research has had direct positive impacts on the health of thousands of people, and on clinical practice and national programmes of care.
University of Limerick, 3D4Medical and IBM Research were the winners of the 2017 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards, jointly presented by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner in the Clayton Burlington Hotel, Dublin.
The team from UL led by Dr Eamonn de Barra, in collaboration with Stryker Orthopaedics, received the award for developing a new type of bioactive bone cement for neurosurgery, which has advantages over existing products on the market in terms of ease of use, speed of surgical placement and reduced workload on the OR team which is a positive outcome for all.
Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering at UL, SFI Professor Michael Zaworotko has been admitted to the Learned Society of Wales (LSW) in honour of his world-class contribution to science.
Election to fellowship of the society is a public recognition of academic excellence and achievement and is the highest academic honour in Wales.
Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, IBM Ireland and ISAX (Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange) have announced a two year research programme which could result in a new social media platform which would allow older people to offer and receive volunteer services, make new friends and interact. The Science Foundation Ireland supported initial research programme is valued at an estimated €116,400.