UL headquartered centre contributes over half a billion euro to economy

Posted in Research on January 17th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Every €1 invested into Lero, a national research centre headquartered at the University of Limerick, has generated five times its value to the Irish economy, a new report has found. A study by the UL Kemmy Business School has found that over the last 13 years, every €1 invested into Lero contributed €5.25 to the economy on average …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Limerick Leader, 17 January]

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New head appointed at University of Limerick based Lero centre

Posted in Governance and administration on August 20th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Joe Gibbs has been appointed general manager of the Lero software research centre at the University of Limerick. He replaces Brendan O’Malley who will assist in the transition before retiring. Lero incorporates software researchers across nine of Ireland’s third level institutions …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 19 August]

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Irish Universities work together to launch €46m software research facility Lero at the University of Limerick

Posted in Research on November 24th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“A €46.4m software research facility launched at the University of Limerick yesterday will help more than 1,000 Irish companies develop and expand their products. Called Lero, it involves unique partnership between all the country’s universities …” (more)

[Jimmy Woulfe, Irish Examiner, 24 November]

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Skills shortage may cost thousands of IT jobs, report claims

Posted in Governance and administration on July 14th, 2014 by steve

“Thousands of Irish software jobs could be lost to overseas unless measures are taken to combat a skills and investment shortage, according to a report published today …” (more)

[Peter Flanagan, Independent, 14 July]

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Research and innovation ‘crucial to any recovery’

Posted in Research on October 15th, 2013 by steve

“The Government must continue to invest in research and innovation if Ireland is to remain competitive, EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn has warned …” (more)

[Kathryn Hayes, Independent, 15 October]

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Lero chief calls on Irish business to participate in EU €72 billion research initiative

Posted in Research on October 14th, 2013 by steve

“Irish business needs to prepare now if it is to benefit from a €72 billion EU research initiative which commences in January 2014. The call was made today (Monday, 14th October) by Professor Mike Hinchey, director of Lero – the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 14 October]

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Software research centre Lero won funding worth €22.4m in 2012

Posted in Research on July 24th, 2013 by steve

“During 2012 the national software engineering research centre Lero announced funding of €22.4m over five years through Science Foundation Ireland and technology firms such as IBM and Intel, the organisation revealed in its annual report today …” (more)

[John Kennedy, Silicon Republic, 24 July]

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Lero and TCD to participate in €2.5m European research programme

Posted in Research on May 15th, 2013 by steve

“A Lero research team at Trinity College Dublin is to participate in an international European Commission funded research programme worth €2.5m. Ireland is one of three countries on the programme which will research how the principles of ecology can be adopted to design more stable software systems …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 15 May]

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‘You don’t just do pie-in-the-sky research’

Posted in Research on June 7th, 2012 by steve

“Researchers here must maintain focus on their work’s value as they face stiff international competition for extremely limited funding, says the director of one of Ireland’s leading research bodies …” (more)

[Adam Maguire, Irish Times, 7 June]

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The evolution of software

Posted in Research on March 30th, 2012 by steve

“Ireland is at the leading edge of the emerging software area of evolving critical systems thanks to the work of Lero – the Irish software engineering research centre. The Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded Centre for Science Engineering and Technology brings together leading software engineering teams from the University of Limerick, DCU, Trinity College Dublin, UCD, Dundalk IT and NUI, Galway in a coordinated centre of research excellence with a strong industry focus …” (more)

[Irish Times, 30 March]

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