Since its inception, engagement with industry has been central to the University of Limerick’s modus operandi.  Active engagement with industry has helped build the University of Limerick’s reputation for being at the forefront of industry-relevant research and development. The University of Limerick’s aim for engagement with industry is to enable a mutually beneficial exchange via the exploration and application of knowledge and expertise. The University of Limerick is committed to continuing and increasing its collaboration and partnerships with large and small Irish and international enterprises.

Whether you have a defined research need or wish to explore research and development options with us, you can review the University of Limerick’s expertise, research centres and facilities and equipment to see how we can fulfil your requirements. In either case please feel free to contact any of our Research Centres or Research Experts directly or contact the Technology Transfer Office. The Technology Transfer Office supports the University’s collaborations with industry and is happy to help you with any queries you may have. There is also a range of developmental agencies and European Union funding supports for collaborative research projects on which may be able to provide advice.

Benefits of collaborating with UL

Avail of Research and Development funding

  • Enable access to Development Agency and EU funding for Research and Development

Access to expertise and resources

  • Access to world-class experts, research teams and new technologies
  • World-class array of facilities and equipment
  • Our Research and Technology Centres and their Partner Networks

Licensing Opportunities

  • The University of Limerick has a range of technologies available for licensing

Talent acquisition

  • Access undergraduate students through our Cooperative Education Scheme
  • Access to postgraduate students and research talent through exchanges, placements and secondments

Continuing Professional Education

  • UL has a range of industry-focused CPE Programmes that are designed with flexibility in mind to accommodate demanding work patterns. These programmes provide leading-edge theoretical content and usually involve industry based projects that involve significant benefits to the employer organisation.