Limerick’s long-held reputation as one of Ireland’s leading centres for Research & Development is reflected across a deep culture of innovation that embraces all sectors and levels.
Renowned research institutes/centres at UL include, among others, the Bernal Institute, the Health Research Institute (HRI); LERO (The Irish Software Research Centre), Epi-Stem (National Centre for STEM Education), CONFIRM (Smart Manufacturing Centre).
Simultaneously, TUS delivers the ACADEmy Institute (Art, Creative, Education, Digital Design & Enterprise), LIFE-Health and Life Sciences Research Institute, Sustainable Development Research Institute, ACORN Research Centre, Analytics Methods Research Group, Built Environment Technology Education Research Group and more.
These research centres and institute are complemented by innovation centres such as:
Support for the start-up communities include the Nexus Centre at UL, a purpose-built contemporary building offering the start-up community a quality environment to pursue their entrepreneurial interests.
At TUS’s Moylish campus, the Hartnett Enterprise Acceleration Centre is a business acceleration centre aimed at delivering a unique business environment that stimulates innovation, research commercialisation, internationalisation and entrepreneurship.