New appointment at the University of Limerick based Lero research centre

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New appointment at the University of Limerick based Lero research centre

Nicola Corless, a graduate of Dublin City University, has been appointed at Lero

LERO, the SFI Irish Software Research Centre headquartered at the University of Limerick has appointed a new marketing and communications manager. 

Nicola Corless, a graduate of Dublin City University, has been appointed to help promote the centre, which works with multinational and indigenous companies and researchers from nine third level institutions. 

“Lero is a world-renowned research centre which is at the cutting edge of exciting software development from driverless cars and automation to artificial intelligence and cybersecurity,” Ms Corless said. 

“I’m looking forward to helping to promote it nationally and globally.”

Ms Corless, a former communications officer for UL, previously worked as a journalist and in marketing for Irish and multinational companies. 

In 2017, she won a gold medal for communications at the International Business Awards in Barcelona.

 “Ireland has a vibrant and successful software sector, with nine of the world’s top ten multinational technology companies located here,” Ms Corless said. 

“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.”

Lero brings together software researchers from the University of Limerick, Dublin City University, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Tralee, NUI Galway, Maynooth University, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork and University College Dublin.