Collaboration with the University of Limerick’s research capabilities has seen clusters of expertise develop in both the ICT and Life Sciences sectors. This has developed key centres of knowledge in Advanced Manufacturing, Sales and Customer Support, Sub Supply Chain and Logistics, and Advanced Research and Development activities.
Multinational companies in the Mid West are spoilt for choice when it comes to access to highly qualified graduates. There are three universities and three Institutes of Technology within the Limerick catchment area, providing a student cohort of around 67,000, which results in approximately 21,000 graduates every year. Directly located within the region, University of Limerick and Limerick Institute of Technology provide strong research and development linkages. The National Research Institutes of Excellence, including Lero (Software), the National Pharma Tech and Composites Research Centres, and Materials & Surface Science Institute, are also located in the region.