A roadmap for future growth and development to 2020 at the University of Limerick underpinned by Research and Innovation was unveiled today (12th January 2016) at the launch of Excellence & Impact 2020 - research and innovation strategy for the University of Limerick by Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD.
The Government recently flagged 4 planned funds in support of Project Ireland 2040 National Development Framework. The proposed funds for urban regeneration, rural development, climate action and disruptive technologies are expected to total €4 billion and due to open in June 2018.
The EPA Research Programme has started its planning process for the 2018 Research Calls. A series of roadshows will be held during February and March 2018 throughout the Universities and Institutes of Technology. These 2-hour workshops will be the occasion to learn more about the EPA Research Programme, in particular about the 2018 Funding Opportunities (via national & international calls).
UL recently celebrated the graduation of 1,621 students at our winter conferring ceremonies. During the ceremonies, 64 PhDs were awarded as part of UL's continued commitment to fourth level education in Ireland.
The 44th World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) was hosted by the University of Limerick from 13th – 19th July 2017.
Building entrepreneurs –student spin-out success with over 68% of companies founded by UL graduates
Nexus Innovation Centre at the University of Limerick marked its fifth year in business with the launch of its annual report by Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan, T.D. Since its establishment, Nexus has supported 76 start-up companies, employing over 310 people.
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.
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.