Lero researchers are to head a new €3.8 million EU programme designed to enable European high street and online retailers counter the competitive threat posed by foreign global players such as Amazon and eBay. Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, which is headquartered at UL, is supported by Science Foundation Ireland.
Global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and UL have entered the second year of their collaborative education WiSTEM2D programme. The acronym refers to Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design, and is part of J&J’s commitment to building a diverse WiSTEM2D community by mobilising brilliant minds that ignite great ideas.
“The research outputs from the first year of the WiSTEM2D programme identified a lack of female role models in STEM-related fields and confirmed that men outnumber women in most STEM careers,” according to the President of UL, Dr Des Fitzgerald.
An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, TD, together with the Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan, TD, has today launched four new world-class Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres.
The four new SFI Research Centres, including CONFIRM led by University of Limerick (UL), represent an investment of €74 million from the Government over the next six years, with a further investment of €40 million from industry.
A recent survey carried out by the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) has revealed that almost 70% of current third level science, technology, engineering & maths (STEM) students at the University of Limerick are hoping to stay and work in the wider Limerick region, subject to employment availability. The survey was revealed as part of the official launch of the BT YSTE 2018, which took place on the 4th of September in BT Ireland’s office in Limerick.
Leaders in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Ireland gathered at University of Limerick today for the third annual Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) Knowledge Day.
The event provided a showcase for the cutting-edge research supported by the centre with key note addresses from industry thought leaders who shared their vision of the future for the pharmaceutical sector.
The Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded centre based at UL, has appointed Professor Michael Zaworotko and Professor Gavin Walker as co-directors of the organisation.
Limerick medical entrepreneur Chris Kelly had plenty of cause for celebration this week when he landed the keys to a brand new, taxed and insured car after becoming a Nissan Generation Next ambassador.
Chris (20) based in the Nexus Innovation Centre in UL, fended off competition from over 1,000 applicants to secure one of eleven places that were up for grabs on the prestigious ambassador programme which helps people to get ahead with the backing and support of Nissan.
Dr Damien Thompson from the Department of Physics & Energy and the Bernal Institute is part of an international research team that has cracked an important limitation that for nearly 20 years has prevented the practical use of molecular diodes.
University of Limerick at the heart of EU funded initiative
A new European research project seeks to revolutionize the shipbuilding sector by replacing steel with composite materials for the construction of more efficient large length ships.
FIBRESHIP is an ambitious project that will allow for the construction of light commercial vessels, passenger and leisure transport and oceanographic vessels more than 50 meters in length using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials. It is one of the largest innovation projects funded by the EU with a budget of €11 million, of which €9 million is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme.