Lero brings together leading software teams from universities and institutes of technology in a co-ordinated centre of research excellence with a strong industry focus.
Ireland has a vibrant and successful software sector, with nine of the world’s top 10 multinational technology companies having a significant presence in Ireland. Lero is a key pillar of that sector. Since it was founded in 2005, it has become one of the best known and most highly regarded software research centres in the world. It is home to 289 researchers and funded to the tune of €41m.
Our many research projects include:
Lero works with a wide range of industry sectors, state agencies, educational bodies and international collaborators to deliver on its twin goals of research excellence and social and economic relevance.
Ada Security Systems
Allstate Insurance (NI)
Almir Business Ltd
Bluebridge Technologies Ltd
Portable Medical Technology
Rigney Dolphin Group
Software Quality Systems
United Technologies Research Centre
Lero, in collaboration with Science Foundation Ireland, is involved in many local and national events including Smart Futures, Thesis in 3, BT Young Scientist Exhibition, Coder Dojo, Hour of Code, Mallow Maths and Science Fair, Pint of Science, SciFest, and Techweek. Lero is also heavily involved in introducing computer programming into the primary school curriculum, acknowledging the importance of an educated workforce in industry collaborations. Lero promotes awareness in technology by introducing technology at a young age through programmes such as:
Prof Mike Hinchey - Centre Director
Mike Hinchey is Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Limerick. He was previously director of the Software Engineering Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland. He has held a number of professorships, both visiting and permanent, in the University of Nebraska, Queen’s University Belfast, New Jersey Institute of Technology, the University of Skovde in Sweden and the University of Queensland in Australia.
Prof Brian Fitzgerald - Chief Scientist
Brendan O’Malley - General Manager
Clare McInerney - Education and Outreach Manager
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