Biofuels have the potential to significantly reduce the output of carbon caused by transport, and reduce the impact of transport on climate change. DEMA is a University of Limerick-led project focused on microalgae found in oceans, lakes and damp soil, and on rocks, where energy is extracted via photosynthesis to produce biofuels. DEMA is focused on the development, demonstration and licensing of a complete, economically competitive technology from the direct production of bioethanol from microalgae by 2016.
Dr Ciara Breathnach, Department of History has been awarded €329,181 from the Irish Research Council as Principal Investigator of a project titled Irish Record Linkage, 1864-1913.
The project will provide an innovative demonstrator for the re-use of Public Sector Information, applying linked data technologies to birth, death and marriage records, more commonly known as vital registration (VR/PSI) data (1864-1913) to reconstitute families and create longitudinal health histories.
Chris Kelly, founder of Pinpoint Innovations has won the title of Limerick’s Best Young Entrepreneur at the IBYE award ceremony held in the Strand Hotel last week.
Researcher Careers Month consists of a variety of informative lunchtime sessions and is aimed primarily at the UL research community of Research Assistants, Post-Doctoral Researchers, Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows. The sessions for Researcher Careers Month are broken into three key areas;
1) Researcher Tips; providing unique insights and advice into key areas for researchers such as publishing and funding from people involved in research.
2) Researcher Skills; these sessions provide valuable transferrable skills in areas such as networking and communication.
UL and Intel Ireland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a strategic partnership that will formalise the long-standing relationship between the two organisations and create a defined programme of activity for working together into the future.
The new partnership agreement builds on existing connections between Intel and UL and will specifically explore opportunities aimed at developing and encouraging future talent, building creative collaborations in the area of Research, Development and Innovation and working together on shaping relevant policy frameworks.
The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union invite you to take this survey regarding the importance of research and innovation in Europe. As Estonia takes up its leadership role, it will release a Call for Action to increase the impact and societal value of European Research Excellence.
The aim of the survey is to gather the views of key scientists, financiers, journalists, corporate executives, academics and policy makers. The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes and will inform the Tallinn Call for Action to be released at the Presidency’s Research Conference in Tallinn on 12 October 2017. Results will be anonymous.
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.
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.