Congratulations to Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, who have been awarded the 2018 TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE).
Lero was nominated by the Irish Computer Society, so we are proud that they have been awarded the prize.
The TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award is presented annually to a team for outstanding and/or sustained contributions that stand as a model in the software engineering community of effective partnership between industry and universities.
“This is an honour and tribute to our team and the collaborative software research being conducted in Ireland between academia and industry,” commented Professor Brian Fitzgerald, director of Lero. “This includes cutting edge software research by Irish third level institutions and our industry partners across a range of critical sectors from smart cities and driverless cars to cybersecurity and Internet of Things.”
Lero won the award for their outstanding collaborative research across both universities and industry. They also won the award for their strong track record of research commercialisation and technology transfers. This totalled 39 patents, 26 invention disclosures, 8 commercial licences and two spin-offs: Logentries and Nova Leah.
The award was also given for Lero’s unique Professional Doctoral Engineering (PDEng) programme, enhancing industry and community capabilities as well as their on-boarding workshops, which are available freely to industry.