A unique international workshop on materials characterisation was recently held at UL. Hosted by the Modelling Simulation And Innovative Characterisation (MOSAIC) research group at the Bernal Institute, the workshop ‘Frontiers in Materials Characterisation towards Industrial Translation (FRIMACHAT), is a joint undertaking with the European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC) supported by Science Foundation Ireland and local industry including Analog Devices International, BorgWarnerBeru Systems and Spectrum Instruments Limited.
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.
3 million homeless people in Europe and the situation is worsening
Simone Power joins University of Limerick’s Technology Transfer Office as Technology Transfer Marketing and Communication’s Officer.
With Enterprise Ireland support under the Technology Transfer Initiative phase three, the UL Technology Transfer Office has added a new staff member. Simone graduated from the University of Limerick with a Degree in Marketing and has over six years’ experience in the marketing industry.
In her role within the TTO, Simone will be working closely with external stakeholders to capture impact, document outcomes and create a positive narrative around knowledge transfer and industry-academia research collaboration activities.
Novel research project seeks to imitate photosynthesis in plants to generate clean energy
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.
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.
The Arts Council of Ireland has announced that Kathleen Turner, faculty member of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, is the recipient of the 2017/2018 Jerome Hynes Fellowship – offered through the UK-based Clore Leadership programme. This programme aims to develop the knowledge, skills and experience of potential leaders in the arts, across a wide range of cultural activity.
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.