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Irish team secures lead role in European Commission ‘Next Generation Internet’ flagship programme

Waterford Institute of Technology’s TSSG co-ordinators of €700,000 SpeakNGI.eu project

Mr. Jim Clarke, Coordinator of SpeakNGI

Mr. Jim Clarke, Coordinator of SpeakNGI

IRISH technology and research experts have been awarded the lead role in a prestigious €700,000 European Commission (EC) funded project tasked with ensuring the internet of the future is human-centric, citizen-inclusive and evolves significantly from today’s model, which is seen as primitive, fragmented, with security, data and privacy concerns as well as concentration of power issues.

Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG), at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), is coordinating the project alongside another core partner, Trust-IT Services Ltd., based in the United Kingdom.

In January, 2017, the European Commission held an information day webinar on the Horizon 2020 (H2020) Next Generation Internet initiative. After attending the webinar, James Clarke, EU Programme Manager at WIT TSSG, teamed up with Trust-IT Services Ltd., which led to the formation of the successful proposal team.

Dr Alan Davy of TSSG coordinated the successful proposal. Dr Davy is a Funded Investigator with CONNECT, the Science Foundation Ireland research centre for future networks at TSSG and James Clarke is coordinating the SpeakNGI.eu project for WIT TSSG.

The landmark EC H2020 programme, entitled ICT-41-2017: Next Generation Internet (NGI), is designed to get the public more involved and central to its work for the upcoming Framework Programme 9 (FP9) programme, the successor of H2020, which is expected to run to 2027.

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Minister of State John Halligan TD announce details of the NDRC@ArcLabs Start-Up Accelerator in Waterford

Professor Willie Donnelly, President of Waterford Institute of Technology, "The institute has been at the forefront in the development of a High Potential Start-up Cluster which is beginning to transform the profile of indigenous industry in the region....."

Professor Willie Donnelly, President of Waterford Institute of Technology, “The institute has been at the forefront in the development of a High Potential Start-up Cluster which is beginning to transform the profile of indigenous industry in the region…..”

TSSG’s Directors Kevin Doolin (Dir. Innovation) and Dr Sasitharan Balasubramaniam (Dir. Research) welcomed the news, by saying “The announcement of the NDRC@ArcLabs Accelerator represents a significant step forward for the region in terms of economic development and high tech job creation. TSSG is very much looking forward to working with Accelerator companies as they push the boundaries of Innovation”

Accelerator programme, supported by Enterprise Ireland, now open to applications from entrepreneurs and teams across all technology sectors

Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research & Development, John Halligan TD, today announced the establishment of the NDRC@ArcLabs Start-up Accelerator programme, supported by Enterprise Ireland, to further enhance the start-up ecosystem within Ireland.

The accelerator, which is based in ArcLabs at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), is open to applications from potential teams or individuals both in Ireland or overseas, in all technology sectors.

The investors and supporters of NDRC@ArcLabs, in addition to Enterprise Ireland, include Suir Valley Ventures, Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity Fund, South East BIC, and Local Authorities of Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford, Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Centres.

There are 10 slots available within the ‘NDRC@ArcLabs’ Accelerator Programme with the first cohort to commence in early 2018. Successful applicants of the Enterprise Ireland supported accelerator programme will receive membership and a place within ‘NDRC@ArcLabs’ for a period of 100 days, where teams will be able to build and commercially validate their technologies by working with existing entrepreneurial networks and mentors.

The Accelerator programme is part of Enterprise Ireland’s overall strategy to increase the number and quality of start-ups that have the potential to employ more than 10 persons and achieve €1 million in export sales within three years.

Announcing the establishment of the NDRC@ArcLabs accelerator programme Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research & Development, John Halligan TD said: “I’m delighted to welcome the establishment of this new accelerator programme in my own constituency. Ireland is recognised as a key hub for technology and innovation and this accelerator programme, supported by my Department through Enterprise Ireland, will make a real contribution to supporting more start-ups and ultimately more jobs in the South East of Ireland.

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Marketing Assistant (Ref. No. 019679)

Job Title: Marketing Assistant  (Ref. No. 019679)

Department: TSSG

Location: Carriganore, Waterford

Commencement Date: As soon as possible

Duration: 1 year

Closing Date of Advert: 16.00 on Monday, 11th December 2017

Minimum Qualification Required:  Marketing Degree or equivalent

Description

Assist with the development of and implement and administration of a communication strategy .

Key Responsibilities:

The position of Marketing Assistant a key position in establishing a nation-wide framework for the on-going applied research at TSSG.

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Smart glove team win Technology Ireland Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year

Dave Feenan (ISA, left) Dr Brendan O'Flynn (centre) accepting the Technology Ireland Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year award. Absent from image Ian Mills, AR/VR Technical Lead at TSSG and Software Developer for the Smart Glove Project

Dave Feenan (ISA, left) Dr Brendan O’Flynn (centre) accepting the Technology Ireland Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year award. Absent from image Ian Mills, AR/VR Technical Lead at TSSG and Software Developer for the Smart Glove Project

The team of researchers behind the Smart Glove – Haptic Human Computer Interface System for VR/AR and robotics – won the ‘Outstanding Academic Achievement in the field of Digital Technology’ category of the Technology Ireland Software Awards at a ceremony in the Mansion House, Dublin, on Friday night, November 24th.

The smart glove for HCI is a culmination of over a decade of research in the development of motion sensing for the human body and incorporates the latest sensing technologies needed to bridge the human and digital worlds of Augmented/Virtual Reality and robotics. The Wireless Sensor Networks group at the Tyndall National Institute, working in collaboration with the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) in Waterford Institute of Technology, and in conjunction with human factors engineering and industrial design experts “Design Partners”, as well as manufacturers of wearable technology, hopes to create a device that transports people’s hands into the virtual world providing them with a fully immersive experience. Funded by Enterprise Ireland as part of its commercialization fund scheme, the glove incorporates sensors and novel data fusion algorithms to give precise information in real time regarding hand biomechanics, position and movement.

Head of Tyndall’s Wireless Sensor Networks group, Dr Brendan O’Flynn, commented: “the development of this technology will enable a seamless interface between the wearer and the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality world which is increasingly a part of our daily life, not just in the consumer and gaming communities, but also in the factories of the future, where it can be used as a training tool. Another application deals with surgical training where the haptic glove bridges the gap between real and virtual for simulated training for the current and next generation of physicians.”

Director of Innovation at TSSG, Kevin Doolin congratulated the team and their work as a joint effort in bringing this project to life, by saying ‘The Smart Glove is a clear example of how collaboration between experts in both hardware and software can lead to game-changing products being developed by Irish R&D Institutes. The Smart Glove is a key technology enabler unlocking the ability to create truly immersive VR experiences across a variety of sectors and is really making an impact with some of the largest technology companies.’

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Crystal Valley Tech puts Sunny South East on the Map

Daniel Lynch from St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny, with Anna Cintulova, Bluefin

Daniel Lynch from St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny, with Anna Cintulova, Bluefin

WIT-TSSG hosted event attracts 2,000 visitors

Bluefin Payment Systems, Sun Life Financial, Routematch, Red Hat, TSSG and Nearform were among 50 companies presenting at the WIT arena today.

Working together as Crystal Valley Tech, the companies showcased the tech industry to an audience of 2,000 members of the public, students, and private and public sector workers.

Elaine Fennelly, Bluefin Payment Systems general manager and co-founder of Crystal Valley Tech, said: “People who work in the industry already know that Tech is well established in the south east and the number of opportunities and companies continues to grow and grow.

“According to a recent Tech Ireland report there are over 60 indigenous and multinational companies employing well over 1,500 people from their bases in Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny and Carlow.

“However, we weren’t so sure that people in the region realised just how big the ICT industry is becoming and to ensure the industry’s future growth in the South East a group of us came together to form Crystal Valley Tech.

“Our remit is fairly simple, to create a tech hub in the south east to which international companies are happy to relocate, indigenous companies and start-ups can thrive. Part of that is showcasing just how vibrant the industry already is to college and second level students which is what today is all about.

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