Researchers at WIT awarded €1.2 million under Enterprise Ireland’s Commercialisation Fund

EI_funding_1Enterprise Ireland recently awarded almost €1.2 million to Waterford Institute of Technology’s through its Commercialisation Fund which aims to improve the competitiveness of the Irish economy.

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Prof Willie Donnelly one of four short listed nominees for inaugural Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Research2Business Award

Award FinalistsProfessor Willie Donnelly, President of the Waterford Institute of Technology, Chairman of Technology’s Telecommunication Software and Systems Group (TSSG), was one of four short listed nominees for a prestigious award that recognises sustained engagement by a researcher who has delivered significant impact for business in Ireland.

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Waterford pilots ‘Safer Cycling’ project, with the help of Go Dungarvan

Contract signing for Safe Cycling Research & Developement ProgrammeIt has been several years in the making but finally, through the Go Dungarvan project, an alternative solution to safe cycling at roundabouts has been initiated. The contracts have been signed and the research has commenced.

All present were excited with the prospects of finding a solution to the long burdened issues that arise between cyclists and other users of roundabouts. Barry Downes CEO was delighted that the project was going to be piloted locally “With the help of Waterford City & County Council, TSSG are in a unique position to be able to develop technology that will impact on everyday lives. The Safer Cycling project will have a direct impact on all road users and will demonstrate a novel approach to solving an everyday problem”

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Radhika Loomba awarded ‘Certificate of Achievement’ by Education in Ireland Student Ambassador Programme.

10305068_808304225863576_406819637355262622_nIreland’s Student Ambassador Programme is one of a series of new initiatives from Education in Ireland aimed at raising awareness of the quality of Irish education, and assisting and encouraging interested students from overseas as they embark on their search for the right university or college.

Radhika Loomba, PhD Student at Waterford Institute of Technology’s Telecommunication Software and Systems Group (TSSG) was one of 52 student ambassadors from 16 institutions and 11 countries that shared their experience about studying and living in Ireland this year. Ambassadors who take part in this prestigious, government-recognised programme receive a completion certificate from Education in Ireland at the end of the academic year which marks their valued contribution to promoting Irish higher education.     

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TSSG produces first training video explaining the XIFI project’s core concepts

Image from the Training VideoTSSG, as a partner in the EC funded XIFI project, is helping to establish a sustainable marketplace for user trial infrastructures and Future Internet services. This unified framework will be achieved by the integration and federation of multiple heterogeneous environments – starting with the Generic and Specific enablers provided by the FI-WARE platform, coupled with the Use Cases and early trials from the Phase 2 FI-PPP projects.

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