The Development Unit is dedicated to implementing LITs vision of supporting individuals, companies and industries in the Mid-West to achieve social, economic and environmental changes through applying its expertise in a collaborative manner.
We pride ourselves on working with people to solve real problems and challenges.
With our focus on sustainable energy, climate action, social enterprise, rural development and technology for education, our team leads and partners in projects and activities while working closely with academic staff and experts across the Institute.
We have a particular strength in securing funding from an array of EU programmes (H2020, Interreg, Erasmus+, COSME and others) both as coordinators and as partners/co-beneficiaries. Our dynamic team has extensive experience in proposal development and work in an agile environment to respond to specific partnership needs and requirements.
LIT prides itself on the extensive networks and connections it has developed with community, enterprise, industry and public sectors in the midwest region, throughout Ireland and internationally.
As part of our commitment to continued engagement, a specific remit has been developed within the Institute to facilitate and manage the operational engagement of the Institute with public sector and community organisations in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary. This will include managing participation by development staff and other Institute staff, on key local and regional bodies.
Our aim is to ensure that LIT activities respond to and reflect the needs of the region, and we maintain and maximise our engagement with the community and public sector, to complement our connections with industry and enterprise.