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What is the Internet of Things (IoT) and what does it mean to us?

Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 12.55.11Prof Willie Donnelly, founder of the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) and head of research at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), said the Internet as consumers know it revolves around humans interacting with one another via shared computer networks. To understand the IoT, he said, think of an internet generated by physical devices without human intervention.

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EU Delegates visit WIT and TSSG, focusing on impact in the locality

Seeing an exemplar of European Regional Development Funding in WIT. Willie Donnelly, Vice-President of Research & Innovation, WIT; Iosif MATULA, MEP, Romania; Constanze Krel, MEP, Germany; Sean Kelly, MEP, Ireland; Joachim ZELLER, MEP, Germany; Ruaidhrí Neavyn, President, WIT; Iñaki Irazabalbeitia Fernandez, MEP, Spain.

Seeing an exemplar of European Regional Development Funding in WIT. Willie Donnelly, Vice-President of Research & Innovation, WIT; Iosif MATULA, MEP, Romania; Constanze Krel, MEP, Germany; Sean Kelly, MEP, Ireland; Joachim ZELLER, MEP, Germany; Ruaidhrí Neavyn, President, WIT; Iñaki Irazabalbeitia Fernandez, MEP, Spain.

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) again demonstrated its strength as a research-focused organisation during a recent visit by the European Parliament’s Committee on Regional Development. The delegation, comprising four Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and various other officials, heard that WIT is already operating at a University level, in terms of its research track record.

As part of their WIT tour, the delegation met President Ruaidhrí Neavyn and Prof. Willie Donnelly, Vice-President of Research and Innovation at the Institute’s Research Campus in Carriganore. Here, in the NetLabs Building they were treated to an exemplar of how economic value can be generated by locating a research and innovation centre within a third-level educational institution.

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Irish Minds are Reinventing the Internet.

IMG_0052Louis Pouzin, Internet Pioneer and 2013 joint award winner of the Queen Elizabeth prize for Engineering was in Dublin recently to announce the kick-off of a project called PRISTINE, which is working on a revolutionary approach to producing a future internet.

Europe has lead key elements of the Internet revolution, todate breakthroughs include connectionless communication (datagram) and Web (html). The PRISTINE project will become Europe’s third opportunity to take a major step in the configuring the ‘future of the internet’. Louis Pouzin said that the project has already gotten off to a good start with a major innovation step by “providing a holistic model embedding functions missing in the present internet”.

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Technology Transfer Offices face challenges around Priorities, Timelines and IP

JOS_image_web_229_300Irish universities and institutes of technology (ITs) are upping their game in the race to commercialise research John Holden reports in the Irish Times Business & Innovation section on Monday, 7 April 2014.  He writes that the job of straddling academia and industry lies with the technology transfer office of each higher education institution. This arm is becoming more active in terms of courting commercial interests into the halls of these institutions – not always an easy task.

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Web Design Trends for 2014

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Simplicity, Flat Design and Fresh Colour. Here are some of the most popular trends we see emerging for 2014 so far…

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