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New Framework Puts Europe Firmly on Trajectory for Becoming World Leaders in Privacy and Cyber Security Innovation

- Commission gives Europe’s First Innovation Framework for Privacy and Cyber Security Market Opportunities (IPACSO) Seal of Approval -

IPACSONew Framework Puts Europe Firmly on Trajectory for Becoming World Leaders in Privacy and Cyber Security Innovation
An EU-funded consortium is hoping to transform Europe’s competitiveness in privacy and cyber security (PACS) innovation, through a dynamic new framework which supports ICT security innovators find their road to market in a faster, more effective and efficient manner.

For the first time Europe’s cyber security entrepreneurs will have access to a €1 million, state-of-the-art knowledge and decision-support tool to bolster their commercial excellence. It is hoped this framework will ensure this sector, which has an estimated value in Europe of €21.2 billion with forecasted growth reaching €32.5 billion in 2020, can be an even greater contributor to the Euro-wide economy.

The IPACSO Framework is the culmination of a two-year project spearheaded by a diverse range of industry, academic, R&D and policymaking experts [1]. Its development was enabled by extensive research into the PACS industry and regulatory environment as well as intensive collaborative with stakeholders through workshops, training and proactive outreach. The output is an important knowledge asset for researchers/innovators, cyber security companies and investors involved in the PACS space.

IPACSO project coordinator, Zeta Dooly says: “We are delighted to have the project formally approved by the Commission and given ‘excellent’ in its assessment. Its completion marks an important milestone in Europe’s Strategic Research Agenda set out in H2020 [2]. We concur with the Commissions Technical Report that says ‘there is potential for a very relevant impact of this project especially for the future cyber security cPPP and related activities’.

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fuseami into last 22 of the AIB Start-up Academy

download (1)TSSG spin out fuseami has been selected as one of 22 Irish start-ups that are going forward for a five-minute “elevator pitch” competing for a much coveted place on the AIB Start-up Academy.

More than 400 start-ups entered the competition, with 60 of these making it to the long list. Utilizing a pitch deck submitted by the long listed candidates, the judges from AIB and The Irish Times identified 22 start-ups as the strongest pitches to go forward to the pitching day in The Irish Times building, Dublin on Thursday Feb 4th. Ten of these start-ups will win a place on an intensive eight-week academy programme, with one company being the eventual winner of a fantastic prize package worth E250,000.

Endless opportunities in growth of VR Education

tssg-dublinglobe-1066x725-300x204Immersive VR Education,  based in Waterford, was founded a little over 18 months ago and supported by TSSG is focusing on redefining how educational content is delivered to students using Virtual Reality Technology.   Recently featured in Tech Crunch, the article illustrates how VR is moving from the purview of the military and aviation to the mainstream of professional development, as students, managers, coaches etc have claimed increasing benefit from immersive experiences.   Click HERE to view article.

 

 

TSSG Host Workshop – Europe’s Opportunity in Digital Agriculture, Brussels January 14th 2016

On Thursday January 14th Waterford Institute of Technology’s Telecommunications, Software and Systems Group (TSSG) with their SFI CONNECT partners are holding a workshop in Brussels with major leaders in policy, industry and academia to explore and discuss “Europe’s Opportunity in Digital Agriculture”. Speaking on the day will be EU Agricultural & Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan and other leaders from the European Commission. Also attending is Mario Campolargo, Director of DG CONNECT, WIT’s President Prof Willie Donnelly and Prof Linda Doyle of Trinity College Dublin and CONNECT.  The afternoon will be a platform for networking and dissemination of H2020 successes and opportunities from National Contact Points, Project Officers, industry and other interested parties who want to get involved in EU research & innovation.

Horizon 2020’s multi-actor and innovation focus requires research institutions, industry and society to come together in new ways. In supporting the drive towards smart farming as an important contributor to feeding growing populations and in line with the overall CAP objectives, “Europe’s Opportunity in Digital Agriculture” specifically aligns with long-term strategic objectives for EU rural development policy from 2014-2020 by:

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Enterprise Ireland’s 2016 E5,000 Innovation Voucher call opens 20th January

Banner_InnovationBox_NewBranding-01TSSG are please to announce the first call for 2016 Enterprise Ireland Innovation voucher applications opens on Wednesday January 20th and closes at 3 pm on Wednesday February 3rd.   The innovation voucher was developed to build links between Ireland’s public knowledge providers such as TSSG and small businesses.   Innovation vouchers  are worth E5,000 each and are available to assist any registered limited company to explore business opportunities or problem.  Vouchers can be used for a wide range of innovation or knowledge transfer projects. The knowledge gained from a project may be used to solve business problems or to innovate a product, process or service.   Companies that have work with TSSG over the years as part of Enterprise Ireland innovation voucher include RedSquared, WeddingDates and Musinc Ltd. For further information on case studies please click HERE

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