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TUS Secures €12 million to drive regionally focused research and innovation

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TUS Secure €12 million to Drive Regionally Focused Research and Innovation Professor Vincent Cunnane, TUS President Dr Lisa Moran, Dean of Graduate Studies Dr Liam Brown, VP for Research, Development and Innovation

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) secure €12 million under the recently announced TU RISE funding call, to drive regionally focused research and innovation

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) secure €12 million under the recently announced TU RISE funding call, to drive regionally focused research and innovation
TUS President, Professor Vincent Cunnane said the “strategy will encompass key regional specialisations”

TUS will lead sustainable business development and capacity building through in-house and collaborative initiatives, as well as knowledge transfer. The focus will be on research strengths, embracing regional smart specialisation, and facilitating the design of innovation strategies.

Welcoming the programme TUS President Professor Vincent Cunnane said “By strengthening existing partnerships and forging fresh alliances with local business communities, TUS is pioneering a strategy centred on the Midlands and Midwest. This strategy will encompass key regional specialisations including Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, Biopharma, Life Sciences and Food, ICT and Creative Industries, as well as Sustainable Development, where the potential for impact is most significant.”

Significant benefits of TUS RISE* include more agile research and innovation offices, increased levels of postgraduate research, and the enablement of cross-cutting research-led teaching and learning excellence at all learning levels.


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This strategy promotes capacity growth and extension of research discipline areas, accelerating TUS’s impact on its regions and stakeholders, particularly for their regional small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

TUS VP for Research Development and Innovation Dr Liam Brown continued “TU RISE is a welcome injection of funding that will be a game-changer for TUS and our sector overall. Our Research and Innovation Offices and Graduate School will be well positioned to ensure that our Research Institutes, Technology Gateways and Industry Clusters deliver significant impact through meaningful projects with our industry and community stakeholders.”

TU RISE is co-financed by the Government of Ireland and the European Union through the ERDF Southern, Eastern & Midland Regional Programme 2021-27 and the Northern & Western Regional Programme 2021-27.

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