UL and Nexus building entrepreneurs of the future

More than 25 second-level students from schools across Limerick attended University of Limerick to take part in the inaugural Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Camp.

The Nexus Innovation Centre and Kemmy Business School jointly deliver the camp which aims to create a student mindset that is solution focused, providing knowledge and skills to design innovative solutions that result in new business opportunities.

AA & UL announce connected car research partnership

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.

Lero DkIT spinout company Nova Leah to create 78 jobs

Co-founders of medical device cybersecurity company Nova Leah (L-R) Peter Finnegan, Anita Finnegan (CEO) & Dr Fergal McCaffery

Lero researchers from the Regulated Research Centre at Dundalk Institute of Technology have launched a new medical device cybersecurity company that plans to create 78 jobs over the next four years. The Lero DkIT spinout company, Nova Leah has developed an expert cybersecurity risk management software application aimed at global medical device manufacturers and healthcare providers.

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.

Insurance and Applied Ethics

Dr Martin Mullins is Head of Department Accounting and Finance at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick and is a Senior Lecturer in Risk and Insurance. He is currently working on a number of insurance related research projects, including two EU Commission funded projects in the area of emerging technologies and risk transfer. One of these focuses on nanotechnology http://www.sun-fp7.eu/ and the other on assisted driving systems, namely Cloud-LSVA funded under the ICT 16 call.

Researching zero hours contracts in Ireland

Dr. Michelle O’Sullivan is a Lecturer in Industrial Relations in the Kemmy Business School.  Michelle teaches in the areas of dispute resolution, negotiation skills and employment relations to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her primary area of research expertise is on precarious work with a focus on public policy in regulating precarious work.

International Academics Gather at UL for the 3rd Age in the Workplace Expert Group Meeting

Jean McCarthy, UL, Jeanette Cleveland, Colorado State University, Noreen Heraty,UL

This month saw some of the world’s leading academics in workplace ageing gather at the University of Limerick for the 3rd Age in the Workplace Expert Group Meeting. The meeting brought together 70 thought leaders from around the world, representing 47 prestigious institutions across Europe, the United States and Canada, to advance knowledge on successful ageing at work, in order to promote a sustainable workforce as the population ages.

Minister Launches KBS Study on Zero Hours Contracts

Dr Juliet McMahon, Dr Tom Turner, Dr Caroline Murphy, Dr Michelle O’Sullivan, Minister Ged Nash, Dr Lorraine Ryan and Dr Jonatha

On 3rd November, the Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD published a new report ‘A Study on the Prevalence of Zero Hours Contracts among Irish Employers and the Impact on Employees’ by the Kemmy Business School.

Minister Nash commented “the independent study by UL has found that zero hour contracts are not extensively used in Ireland. However, it is worrying that the UL study suggests increasing use of ‘if and when’ contracts that, when used inappropriately drive precarious working conditions”.

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