Novel research project seeks to imitate photosynthesis in plants to generate clean energy
Europe must capitalise better on the knowledge it produces, and turn its innovation potential into economic growth. Research and innovation should be prioritised in EU and national budgets, with a doubling of the budget of the successor to Horizon 2020, the current EU research and innovation programme. And it should involve citizens in addressing global challenges through broadly mobilising innovation missions.
The AA and the University of Limerick have announced a major research partnership to study developments in connected car technology and their implications for Irish road users.
The rapid development of car technology is heralding a major social change in terms of ownership and personal transport. Both organisations feel that the broader implications in Ireland and elsewhere are not fully understood.
The Arts Council of Ireland has announced that Kathleen Turner, faculty member of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, is the recipient of the 2017/2018 Jerome Hynes Fellowship – offered through the UK-based Clore Leadership programme. This programme aims to develop the knowledge, skills and experience of potential leaders in the arts, across a wide range of cultural activity.
Dr Finola Cliffe of HookeBio was presented with the “One to Watch Award” at Enterprise Ireland’s Big Ideas 2017. This is the second year in a row that a UL project has been nominated as the ‘One to Watch’ with Ostoform taking the prize in 2016.
A multi-million euro microscope funded by Science Foundation Ireland and the University of Limerick, was recently at the Bernal Institute. The new microscope will allow researchers to study materials at an atomic level in real-world conditions and is one of only a handful of microscopes with these capabilities worldwide.
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.