Lero’s vision is to establish Ireland as a location synonymous with high-quality software research and development, to the extent that ‘Irish software’ enters the lexicon in the same way as ‘German automotive’ or ‘Scandinavian design’.

Our strategy for achieving this comprises three main pillars:

  • Thought leadership and excellence in software research;   
  • Synergistic and innovative collaboration with industry and academic partners;
  • Fostering critical skills and talent for the Irish software industry ecosystem.

Since its foundation, Lero has extended its focus beyond purely software engineering to embrace a more holistic software research agenda reflecting the needs of our industry partners.

Lero’s core platform research is organised into four hubs:

  • Hub A: Methods and Standards for High-Integrity Systems;
  • Hub B: Autonomous and Adaptive Systems;
  • Hub C: Software Performance;
  • Hub D: Security and Privacy.