Nexus Life Stories

#nexuslifestories is a series of discussion videos with the companies of Nexus aiming to give unknown insights to that of our members and also to showcase what life is like in the Nexus Innovation Centre. Frawley Branding and JumpAGrade are first up to share their insights and visions for their companies. 

Check out the videos on YouTube

Why involve the public and patients in research?

Anne MacFarlane, Professor of Primary Healthcare Research at the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick and member of UL’s Health Research Institute talks about her research in the area of Public and Patient Involvement in Research, specifically participatory health research with socially excluded communities.


Tech centres bridging the gap between research and industry

With joint Enterprise Ireland and IDA sponsorship, companies are benefiting from R&D

For the past five years Irish-based companies have benefited from market-focused strategic research and development carried out by a network of technology centres jointly sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland. The centres allow Irish companies and multinationals to work together on R&D projects in collaboration with research institutions.

Three new Marie Curie Fellows set to join University of Limerick

Dr Mehakpreet Singh & Dr Ibrahim Saana Aminu, Bernal Institute
Dr Arash Kia, Kemmy Business School

The University of Limerick is set to welcome three new Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Fellows in 2019 with two more on the reserve list. Marie Skłodowska-Curie International Fellowships have been awarded to;

Master Class for 2019 Marie Skłodowska-Cure Individual Fellowships applicants

The University of Limerick invites MSCA-IF applicants to join our free MSCA Master Class on 28-29 May 2019.

These interactive training days focus on proposal preparation for the 2019 Marie Skłodowska-Cure Individual Fellowships call. The MSCA Masterclass is open to eligible applicants who plan to submit a proposal for the 2019 call with University of Limerick as their future Host Institution and who have the support of a UL University supervisor. Researchers currently working at UL and who want to apply for a MSCA Global Fellowship are also welcome.

SSPC to partner with Schools of Pharmacy in the UK

SSPC, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Pharmaceutical Research Centre, hosted by UL, has won new funding under the EPSRC-SFI Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) Partnership programme.

Announced by Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, an investment of approximately €39 million to support the involvement of SFI Research Centres in seven new joint Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). The awards have been made under a new partnership between Science Foundation Ireland and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

UL Submarine Robot Investigates Historical WWI Ship Wrecks

Engineers from CRIS (Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems) at UL and MaREI (Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland) have investigated a series of unknown shipwrecks off the west coast of Ireland. A team of researchers led by chief scientist Dr Gerard Dooly, (UL), aboard the Research Vessel Celtic Explorer used a new automated underwater vehicle, ROV Étáin to carry out the surveys in highly challenging environments.

Health Research Regulations 2018

A set of health research regulations were published as a section of Data Protection legislation following the introduction of GDPR in 2018. Published in 2018, these regulations outline how personal data should be processed and managed in the carrying out of health research; define health research for the purposes of the legislation; describe how to obtain a “consent declaration” for health research already underway; along with some other responsibilities.