Irish & EU industry to benefit from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) investment in Centres for Research Training

Ireland is getting ready to train the next generation of researchers in the area of Data Science and ICT.  The Irish government through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is investing approximately €80M to establish a number of Centres for Research Training (CRTs) in Ireland. These CRTs will provide cohorts of academically outstanding future research leaders with […]

MACSI wins a Knowledge Transfer Ireland Research Impact Award for a Second Year in a Row!

A Project led by MACSI PhD Student Kevin Brosnan with Drs David O’Sullivan and Kevin Burke was awarded the 2018 Knowledge Transfer Ireland Research Consultancy Impact Award. The judges found that  Consultancy Impact Award winners, ‘University of Limerick and Xtract 360 Ltd’ were a compelling case for how a company can achieve value through accessing short term advice and expertise […]

PhD: the Research & Distractions!

by Kevin Brosnan As I approach the end of my time as a PhD student I’ve started looking for the next career move and update my extremely outdated CV. As I reflect on what I have done over the past three years, I’ve noticed that they roughly break down into three over-arching categories Professional Development, Research and possibly too […]

Applying PhD Research Skills to Entrepreneurship

Mark Twain once said “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education”. Pop-culture entrepreneurs such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg seem to have lent a little credibility to Twain’s romantic notion. So did Elon Musk, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin all waste their time by enrolling in PhD programs? My […]