UL Innovation Awards

L-R Dr. Mary Shire, Vice President Research, UL; Dr. Ioannis Manolakis, Dr. Walter Stanley, Dr. Ananda Roy UL / IComp, Dr. Vincent Cooper, EJ, Prof. Des Fitzgerald, President, UL 

UL celebrates commercialisation success at Innovation Awards

Levels of venture funding for UL campus company at an all-time high with six UL spinouts raising an excess of €2.6 million

UL launches €2-million marine robot

UL unveiled a unique €2-million underwater robot at the docks in Limerick city today. The Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) was officially launched by Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD.

The Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded ROV Étaín can operate in challenging wind, wave, and tidal conditions and will be used to inspect, repair and maintain Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) facilities. 

Lero named as winner of prestigious global award

Professor Brian Fitzgerald, Director of LERO

Lero, the SFI Irish Software Research Centre, has been named as winner of the 2018 award for industry collaboration by the global IEEE Computer Society.

This is the first time the IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE) Distinguished Synergy Award has come to Ireland. Previous winners include IBM Center for Advanced Studies, Canada; Microsoft, USA and Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, Germany.

RIA Charlemont Award for MACSI's Dr Iain Moyles

Professor Michael Peter Kennedy, President RIA & Dr Iain Moyles, MACSI

On Monday 19 February, the 2018 class of Charlemont Scholars were presented with their certificates at an awards ceremony for invited guests, friends and family.

Professor Michael Peter Kennedy, President of the Royal Irish Academy, presented the 2018 Charlemont scholars with their certificates and congratulated them on their success. Professor Kennedy noted the importance of the award and the diversity of disciplines awarded.

Research Office Delivers Training in Grant Proposal Writing

Last week saw the official roll out of a newly developed training course on ‘Grant Proposal Writing’ from UL’s Research Office. The half-day course is one of the services provided to help support the development of research careers and forms part of the Research Career Development Programme coordinated by the Human Resources division. The course was designed by Dr Martina Prendergast, UL Research Officer who also delivers the training.

HEA announces € 12 M in support of Higher Education Landscape reforms in 2018

The National Strategy for Higher Education provides for substantial changes to the landscape of Irish higher education.

The HEA, with the support of the Department of Education and Skills, recognises that such reforms carry additional costs and has provided for a fund to support consortia engaged in implementing reforms of the higher education landscape, including those seeking designation as Technological Universities. The fund is not expected to be able to cover all costs arising, but to make a contribution to those costs.

UL shortlisted for two Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards

The University of Limerick has been shortlisted in two out of five categories for the annual Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Impact Awards. The awards recognise top performance in industry engagement and commercialisation of research and pay tribute to the business and research performing organisations involved in knowledge transfer. The awards also acknowledge and celebrate the technology transfer offices and the contribution that staff make to supporting knowledge transfer and commercialisation.