The signing of a new agreement between Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Software and the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering at the University of Maryland has been announced by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.
The deal will see both centres of excellence engage in extensive research collaboration in the coming years.
The MoU was signed as part of a broader Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) programme of engagements in the U.S. which included the awarding of the prestigious SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
Lero is Ireland’s national software research centre. It combines the best in Irish software talent by bringing together researchers from Dublin City University, Dundalk Institute of Technology, NUI Galway, Maynooth University, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin and University of Limerick. It is funded by Science Foundation Ireland as well as by contracts from Irish and international technology corporations.
Speaking of the announcement, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said, "I am delighted to announce this new research agreement between the SFI-funded Lero Software Research Centre and the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering in the University of Maryland."
He added, "Ireland’s reputation as a centre of ICT excellence is unrivalled. By growing and expanding international links through partnerships and collaborations with world-leading organisations, we will create further opportunities for innovation."