Record turnout for 6th Annual AICUR (All Ireland Conference for Undergraduate Research)

This year’s All Ireland Conference for Undergraduate Research (AICUR) had its highest numbers of undergraduate research participants to date, and took place in the Kemmy Business School, UL on 28th March, 2019.

The keynote speech for the 6th annual event was delivered by Seamus Hickey. Seamus was part of the 2018 Limerick All-Ireland winning senior hurling team, is Chair of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA), and is a UL alumnus. Seamus successfully defended his PhD thesis from UL in 2018 and works as the Research Projects Coordinator for Johnson & Johnson.

Irish universities contribute €8.89 billion to national economy every year

THE Irish economy benefitted by €8.9 billion last year from Ireland’s seven universities newly published research has confirmed.

The first ever socio-economic impact research undertaken on the role universities play in the economy and society has been carried out by Indecon Research Economists who were appointed by the Irish Universities Association, following a competitive tender process, to cover the combined impact of the seven universities represented by the IUA – University of Limerick, Dublin City University, Maynooth University, NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin.

LERO researchers in new €5 million FinTech research programme

LERO headquarters at the University of Limerick

LERO researchers will collaborate on a new €5 million research programme to advance innovations in Blockchain and financial technology research. 

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD announced the new Financial Technology (FinTech) research programme, FinTech Fusion.

The academic and industry research partnership will encourage breakthroughs in payment (PayTech), regulation (RegTech) and insurance (InsureTech) technologies by accelerating scientific progress and enabling data-driven research.

SFI award to help assess the impact of research funding

Professor Helena Lenihan from the Kemmy Businmess School has been announced as one of the first recipients of a Science Foundation Ireland award for Science Policy Research by Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD.

Professor Lenihan is to receive one of the first five awards of the Science Foundation Ireland Science Policy Research Programme.

UL and Nexus building entrepreneurs of the future

More than 25 second-level students from schools across Limerick attended University of Limerick to take part in the inaugural Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Camp.

The Nexus Innovation Centre and Kemmy Business School jointly deliver the camp which aims to create a student mindset that is solution focused, providing knowledge and skills to design innovative solutions that result in new business opportunities.

AA & UL announce connected car research partnership

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.

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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