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).

SFI Discover to fund Limerick STEM engagement

University of Limerick STEM public engagement projects are among those to benefit from Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme funding announced by Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD.

The national investment of €4.4 million has been awarded to a range of projects dedicated to educating and engaging the public in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

SFI award to help assess the impact of research funding

Professor Helena Lenihan from the Kemmy Businmess School has been announced as one of the first recipients of a Science Foundation Ireland award for Science Policy Research by Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD.

Professor Lenihan is to receive one of the first five awards of the Science Foundation Ireland Science Policy Research Programme.

Minister Breen visits UL and welcomes the upcoming masters course in Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Martin Hayes, Prof. Conor Hayes, Dr. John Nelson, Course Director Masters Artificial Intelligence, Dr Ann Ledwith, Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, The Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen (TD) Dr Mary Shire, Vice President of Research & Enterprise and Prof Edmund Magner, Dean Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Collaboration for Innovation: Inter-Faculty Research Collaboration Event

This event is held in conjunction with the Research Office and Assistant Deans (International and Research).

The aim of this event is to give you the opportunity to meet with potential collaborators from other disciplines and faculties and explore potential collaborations. By the end of the event you will have heard about others’ research areas, the inter disciplinary collaborations they are seeking, presented your area of research and had the opportunity to network with others to explore any potential interests further.

This event is intended as an opportunity to explore potential areas of common interest – even if they are not immediately apparent.   This is for all academic and research staff, or those who support research projects.   You never know where the next opportunity will come from!   

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