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Research Development and Innovation

The Vice President for Research Development and Innovation, Dr Liam Brown, is responsible for the work of the Institute relating to the provision of supports to the development of the region. These include the research and development activities of its research centres and groups, staff and postgraduate students; liaison with business, industry and the community; the enterprise supports provided through its enterprise centres and enterprise support funds; its participation in national and EU funded demonstration projects, its consultancy work and its fundraising, foundation and alumni activities. These activities are particularly focused on Limerick City and County, Tipperary and Clare, many of which also have a national and international dimension.

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LIT focuses on research excellence with impact on industrial leadership and societal challenges through innovative, applied research in partnership with indigenous and international industrial partners, which is focused on existing and emerging areas of expertise within LIT. In parallel, the LIT Graduate School plays a pivotal role in facilitating the academic progression of LIT’s Masters (L9) and PhD (L10) postgraduate students.

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In addition to its enterprise development and research activities, LIT carries out a wide range of development projects in partnership with academic institutes at home and abroad, professional organisations, local and central government, representative organisations and commercial bodies.

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LIT provides support to enterprise in the region using a wide variety of tools. Together, these mechanisms form the LIT Enterprise Ladder.

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