UL awarded €5.3m as part of SFI’s €30m investment in infrastructure projects

15 Nov 2012

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University of Limerick (UL) has secured €5.3m in funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) as part of the Government’s €30m investment in research infrastructure projects, announced this week.

On Tuesday, SFI announced the 37 research projects were approved for funding.

The infrastructural funding was awarded to research groups where projects showed partnerships and collaborations, links with industry and relevance to Ireland’s prioritised research areas.

As for the €5.3m that will be going towards research at UL, it includes projects in which researchers are working closely with pharmaceutical, medical device, advanced materials and food companies.

UL’s vice-president for research Dr Mary Shire said this investment will enable these research industry relevant projects to proceed and develop practical applications and solutions for industry.

“UL has a strong track record of engagement with industry and the success in this programme is testament to its ability to work with industry in research areas of relevance to the Irish economy,” she said.

The funding will also be used to support projects at UL that centre around advanced materials and food.

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Carmel was a long-time reporter with Siliconrepublic.com

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