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Limerick research centre helped create 2,678 jobsLimerick research centre helped create 2,678 jobs

first_imgFacebook Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic WhatsApp NewsBusinessLimerick research centre helped create 2,678 jobsBy Staff Reporter – January 18, 2019 905 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Linkedin Previous articleInformer on the runNext articleCompetition: Win cinema tickets with ODEON Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Lero Director Professor Brian Fitzgerald.Photo: Sean CurtinEVERY euro invested in Lero, the University of Limerick software research centre, generates more than five times its value to the economy, a major new study has revealed.The research carried out by the Kemmy Business School at UL assessed the economic impact of Lero, which is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) as well as by contracts from Irish and international technology corporations. The report found that over the past three years, every €1 invested by public funding agencies and industry partners in Lero contributed €5.25 to the Irish economy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This represents a contribution by Lero to national gross output of more than €515 million during this period. The research also found that Lero’s economic activity has contributed to the creation of 2,678 jobs nationally.“In summary, the report finds that Lero has made a significant economic contribution to the Irish economy,” commented Professor Helena Lenihan, economist at the Kemmy Business School and co-author of the report.“There is little doubt that Lero provides other benefits such as boosting software knowledge and positioning Ireland as a key part of the State infrastructure which attracts Foreign Direct Investment and supports local industry. However, this report focuses solely on the ripple effects of Lero’s expenditure in the economy, which shows a strong knock-on economic impact.”Professor Brian Lucey at Trinity Business School, who was consulted on the report, said that the results represent evidence of the wider economic benefits of investing in publicly funded scientific research and that cost-benefit analysis of State expenditure should be encouraged.Lero is part of the world-leading SFI Research Centre network. Since 2005, it has received €98.69 million from national funding agencies including Science Foundation Ireland, the EU and industry.It is home to more than 200 researchers across all seven Irish universities and two Institutes of Technology. Its research covers a wide range of software development from driverless cars and automation to artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.Stating that education and research were vital for national competitiveness. Lero Director Professor Brian Fitzgerald added that the Kemmy Report demonstrated that Lero has a positive impact on the Irish economy and this was a tribute to the work of Lero research teams across the country.“As well as its economic impact, Lero compares highly favourably with similar research centres internationally. Lero research is cited 96 per cent more times than the expected norm for the field, 31 per cent is published in the top ten most cited journals and 21 per cent in the top ten most cited papers in the sector.”“It supports our goal to help establish Ireland as a location synonymous with high quality software development, to the extent that ‘Irish software’ can enter the lexicon in the same way as ‘German automotive’ or ‘Scandinavian design’.”Welcoming the findings, Professor Mark Ferguson, Director General of Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government, said: “Science Foundation Ireland invests in world-class scientific research with deep and significant enterprise engagement, excellence and impact. It is gratifying to note the more than five times economic multiplier impact from investment in the Lero SFI Research Centre in what is an increasingly important sector globally.”A copy of the report can be downloaded from: https://www.lero.ie/research/economic-impact/kbs-studyby Tom [email protected] Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Email TAGSbusinessLimerick City and CountyNews Advertisement Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Twitter TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

Beat writers split on Syracuse’s Sweet 16 matchup with 2nd-ranked DukeBeat writers split on Syracuse’s Sweet 16 matchup with 2nd-ranked Duke

first_img Comments Syracuse (23-13, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) faces off against Duke Friday in Omaha, Nebraska. The Orange is coming off a huge upset win over Michigan State in which its defense held MSU’s shooters to just 25.8 percent shooting from the field and 28 points less than its season scoring an average of 81. The Blue Devils pose another threat in SU’s tourney run, ranked third and eighth in the NCAA in adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency, respectively.Here’s who our beat writers picked for the matchup.Matthew Gutierrez (29-7)Dancing past DukeSyracuse 57, Duke 56Syracuse is playing the best defense in the country right now. Flat out. Holding three-straight high-powered offenses to under 60 points is poetic. The zone has shifted as well as it has in recent years, junior point guard Frank Howard said following the win over Michigan State. Howard, a key cog in the offense, wasn’t himself all week because he was coming off strep throat. Still, SU won three in a row. Howard and the Orange will be rested up for a rematch against the upset-prone Blue Devils, whose losses include fledgling teams in St. John’s and Boston College.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSam Fortier (25-11)OmahahahaSyracuse 59, Duke 57The last time these two teams played, Duke missed its first 15 3-pointers and still beat Syracuse by 16 points. Sure, that game was at Cameron Indoor Stadium, but the disparity on the floor was apparent. The Blue Devils have size, length and a zone so good Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim joked Duke shouldn’t be allowed to play it.The difference for the Blue Devils, in addition to Grayson Allen and Trevon Duval in the backcourt, is their two premier talents down-low in Marvin Bagley III and Wendell Carter. The Orange had no answer for them then and it’s unlikely things have changed in the last month. There is no logical reason for Syracuse to win this game, which is exactly why Syracuse will win this game.Tomer Langer (24-12)The student becomes the masterDuke 63, Syracuse 55I’ve picked Syracuse to lose its last two games, so if you’re rooting for the Orange to win and you’re upset with my pick, you shouldn’t be. Let’s just start with that. The Orange hasn’t gotten the same slew of upsets on its side of the bracket like it did two years ago, so these games have become increasingly more difficult. Each of the three previous teams had some issues facing a zone that it hadn’t seen before.I won’t argue Matthew’s point that the zone is playing as well as it has, but some of it has to do with its opponents’ unfamiliarity — TCU didn’t attempt a 3-pointer for an eight-minute stretch in the first half, oftentimes pump-faking open looks. Still, I do actually think the zone will be rather effective, like it was the last time these two teams met (although I don’t expect Duke to miss 15 3s in a row). I think the Orange’s issues on the offensive end, which have been mitigated by the unreal defense, will finally catch up against Krzyzewski’s version of the zone. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on March 21, 2018 at 4:17 pmlast_img read more