BNest, the first dedicated Social Enterprise Incubator Programme in Ireland

BNest, the first dedicated Social Enterprise Incubator Programme in Ireland, being run in partnership with Nexus Innovation Centre UL, held a showcase event on Friday 24th March for its 2016/2017 programme. At the event the nine graduating enterprises showcased their enterprises demonstrating the progress in their endeavors which are achieving real social impact across the mid-west. The nine completing participants directly address real challenges in the region dealing with various issues form Autism to ADHD to child-centered therapies, mental health, disabilities and rural isolation.

The 2016/17 participants were:

Research Impact Podcast Series Launched

UL’s first podcast series is now available on the UL Research Impact podcast channel.

The series explores the tremendous contributions UL research is making in the real world. From rehabilitating mining sites, helping voters make informed choices at the ballot box, strategies to combat physical inactivity in Ireland and improving the quality of life for people with MS, the series brings our research stories to a global audience.

MOF Technologies to collaborate with UL researchers to develop technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

MOF Technologies will collaborate with University of Limerick to develop Two New Metal Organic Frameworks with outstanding Gas Capture and Storage Capabilities

MOF Technologies has agreed to develop for commercialisation two MOFs from the University of Limerick (UL) designed to be highly selective for carbon capture and storage.

In response to an EU-led initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across European member states, researchers at the University of Limerick (UL) have developed a new class of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) which have proven to be highly effective for carbon capture and storage.

Lero and Fraunhofer Centre focus on digital transformation projects

L-R Mikael Lindvall,Peter O’Neill,Brian Fitzgerald,Taoiseach Enda Kenny,Mark Ferguson,Adam Porter,Mike Hinchey,Brendan O’Malley

Washington D.C., Monday, 20th March, 2017

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD has announced the signing of a new agreement between Lero, the UL headquartered SFI Research Centre for Software, and the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering at the University of Maryland, which will see both centres of excellence engage in extensive research collaboration in the coming years. The collaboration will focus on evolving critical systems and digital transformation.

UL celebrates International Women’s Day

Fiona Mc Carthy, Dell EMC, Jim Breen, Johnson & Johnson, Dr Mary Shire, University of Limerick

The University of Limerick collaborated with Dell EMC to host the International Women’s Day Event “Changing Mindsets”. The event was supported by Johnson and Johnson and held at Dell EMCs’ Limerick Campus. Over 200 people from the Mid-West attended the event which involved discussions exploring the challenge of changing mindsets.