UL research centre benefits from €245 million boost

first_imgLimerick nurse helping the fight against COVID-19, calls for round the clock garda patrols near University of Limerick following “out of control” student parties Previous articleTales of Limerick man’s self sacrifice in The Unlucky Cabin BoyNext articleMotorway closed following pedestrian accident John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Print Twitter Facebook Advertisement TAGSEducation Minister Jan O’SullivanLero research centreScience Foundation IrelandUniversity of Limerick The University of Limerick campusThe University of LimerickKathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A SOFTWARE engineering research centre at the University of Limerick is to benefit from €245 million funding for the establishment of five new world-class SFI Research Centres in Ireland.Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre that is head-quartered at UL, will share the funding with four other centres based in Dublin and Galway.“This funding awarded to Lero will allow us to conduct research on the latest industry software challenges, enabling multinationals and SMEs in Ireland to thrive and maintain a competitive advantage, and establish Lero as a world class centre of software research excellence,” said Professor Mike Hinchey, director of Lero and professor of Software Engineering at UL.“Software has now become an essential component of virtually all businesses and across all industries and sectors. Lero brings together internationally-recognised research capabilities in software research along with 29 industry partners,” added Prof Hinchey.Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan commented: “This is good news for UL and good news for Limerick. Our growing reputation as a technology hub will be enhanced as Lero goes from strength to strength.“Having a strong third level sector in Limerick is crucial to our economic recovery and jobs growth. For more than a year now we have seen falling levels of unemployment in Limerick. It is vital that we maintain that momentum and this investment will help in that regard.”The funding of €155 million from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation will be delivered through Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Research Centres Programme, coupled with €90 million in cash and in-kind contributions from industry partners.The funding, which will be provided over the next six years, will support cutting-edge research in critical and emerging sectors of the economy that are key for job creation in Ireland.The five SFI Research Centres will be involved in more than 165 industry collaborations with partners such as IBM, Intel, Google and Microsoft. Linkedincenter_img University of Limerick ceases funding for off-campus Garda COVID-patrols after sanctioning students following massive street party RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsUL research centre benefits from €245 million boostBy John Keogh – October 24, 2014 786 WhatsApp University of Limerick research identifies secrets of Fantasy Premier League success Decision on FIBA European Championships in Limerick to be made in May Gardai make arrests following chaotic student party near University of Limerick Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 44 | Immersive Software Engineeringlast_img

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