Excellence & Impact 2020 UL Launches ambitious Research and Innovation Strategy to drive university forward

Prof Don Barry, Minister Damien English, Dr Mary Shire launch Excellence & Impact 2020 - Research and Innovation Strategy

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.

UL confers awards on 1,621 graduates at winter ceremonies

Dr Monika Zacharska, Poland and Dr Marystela Barreto Lopes, Brazil, University of Limerick

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.

Nexus Innovation Centre marks 5 years in business and over 300 jobs created

John McMahon, Nexus Advisory Board, Minister John Halligan, Dr Mary Shire, VP Research, Gert O'Rourke, Nexus UL

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.

Independent top advisors call for increased EU investment in research and innovation

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.

Atomic Action Movies - UL unveils one-of-a-kind microscope

UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald, Prof Edmond Magner, Prof Ursel Bangert with the Titan Themis TEM

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.

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.

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