Enterprise and Engineering Innovation
Through Enterprise and Engineering Innovation, the University is committed to the development of interdisciplinary research Institutes and Centers, and ongoing collaboration with international academic and industrial partners.
The School of Engineering has a strong record of collaboration with other academic institutions and industrial firms, with work completed by individual academics and within the following Research Centres:
- Confirm Smart Manufacturing Research Centre
- Enterprise Research Centre (ERC)
- Irish Centre for Composites Research (IComp)
The School of Engineering is also involved in active business research initiatives such as:
- iBUS Project - An integrated business model for customer-driven custom product supply chains.
Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS)
The aim of the School of Engineering is to provide support to the Irish and EU economy by educating engineers and technology graduates in disciplines that they will find both challenging and interesting.
In addition to the provision of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, the School of Engineering is committed to the ongoing professional education within industry and the workplace. This is delivered through UL’s Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS) under the Springboard and Flexible Learning Centre initiatives.
Alongside its industrial collaborations, the School of Engineering is also committed to ongoing Research within the University’s flagship Institutes and Centres.
Our research activities are best represented by our research institutes and centres listed here
Previously known as ULearning, the Flexible Learning Centre is an innovative connector of industry and academia addressing individual and corporate skills gaps through professional flexible learning and offers a range of taught postgraduate and distance learning programmes that will suit various entry levels.
Working in collaboration with organizations within the public and private sector, the Continuous Professional Education (CPE) develops and provides courses to suit the continually changing needs of business, industry and the community.
The University of Limerick is a participating partner in the H2020 iBUS Project whose objective is the development of an integrated business model for customer-driven custom product supply chains.
IComp is the link between industry and the extensive resources dedicated to composite materials available in Irish third level institutions. Directed by our industry members, IComp’s work is focused on solving technical challenges encountered on a daily basis and supporting research and development activity.
The Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) within the School of Engineering at the University of Limerick was established to carry out research in the area of Enterprise Engineering.
The Group carries out research into several themes: Enterprise Modelling; Analysis and Optimisation Tools; Information and Communication Technologies (ICT); Socio-Technical Issues and Engineering Economy. The group currently has thirty-two researchers and has received funding from the EU Commission, Irish Government and from Industry.
Led by the University of Limerick, the SFI-funded Confirm Centre is one of the largest new research and development centres in Ireland, representing a manufacturing sector that accounts for 24% of the country’s total economic output.
Supported by forty-two industry partners, including technology providers and end users from both major corporations and SMEs across Ireland, Confirm aims to optimise the industry with added intelligence and enhanced information technology to shorten supply chains and speed up development of new innovations across the board.