Final Call for Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher Applications for 2015.

innovation-voucher-call-Sept2015TSSG are please to advise that the final call for Enterprise Ireland Innovation voucher applications in 2015 opens on Wednesday September 9th and closes at 3 pm on Wednesday September 23rd.   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

Irish ICT team driving smart tech revolution in agro-food sector, TSSG bidding to lead €30m EU-wide pilot

ict_2015_lisbonIRISH tech experts are bringing together key players in the ICT and the agro-food sector across Europe to see how farmers, the food processing industry, distributors, retailers, regulators and end consumers can all benefit from the use of smarter, futuristic technology in the sector and ultimately boost regional innovation right across Europe.

Waterford Institute of Technology’s Telecommunications, Software and Systems Group (TSSG) as part of the eDIGIREGION project, is leading and hosting a major ‘Agriculture 4.0 The Internet of Things boosting regional innovation’ workshop at ‘ICT 2015 – Innovation, Connect, Transform’ in Lisbon in late OctoberIt’s the biggest ICT event in the EU calendar and all the big names in the global ICT market will be there.

The TSSG-led session will see key delegates discuss current, unsolved challenges and identify where ICT and the interlinked, data-sharing elements of the ‘Internet of Things’ have the greatest opportunity to stimulate innovation, capacity and growth within all the regions of Europe.

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01TSSGlogo50mmWIT requires an experienced Senior HR Business Partner to partner with managers and offer coaching and guidance on HR matters within TSSG. (Telecommunications Software & Systems Group).

The successful candidate will maintain and enhance the Institute’s human resources by providing HR guidance and support to TSSG in areas including: 1) People Development and Recognition (2) Recruitment and Manpower Planning (3) Performance Management (4) Policies, Procedures and Systems and (5) People Support.

Waterford Institute of Technology – TSSG Senior HR Business Partner – 2 Year Contract – €45,000 to €61,400 PA

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IPACSO Cyber Security and Privacy road trip Ireland

zeta1Over the month of June the IPACSO Bootcamp Roadshow travelled the length and breadth of Ireland providing highly interactive innovation, dissemination and support sessions. Participants included PACS specific and ICT-Security SMEs, start-ups targeting R&D and commercialisation supports and researchers in the area of privacy and cyber security.

The Arclabs Innovation Centre in Waterford hosted the inaugural Irish Bootcamp on Monday 8th June 2015.  The local innovators (Primeur, Soloton and Sedicii) joined us for our workshop which facilitated the first introduction to the online version of the IPACSO framework.  Adopting one of the product ideas we used this interactive session to get some tangible results on where the product currently sits in its innovation cycle as well as recommendations for the next steps towards a robust business driven implementation and investment strategy.  The second leg of the Irish Bootcamp tour was held on 16th June at IBM’s Dublin innovation centre which is a most fitting venue for nurturing innovation in the domain of ICT security. Participants hailed from Adaptive Mobile, Moqom, Systemlink Technologies, ITB and IBM’s security innovation team. This group had a lot of diversity in their market offerings (e.g. smart water heating system) and it provided an excellent stage for our interactive sessions utilizing the IPACSO templates and building toward different business cases and models.

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Ireland’s smart agriculture future is on a fertile plain (video)

One of the biggest problems the world will face in the 21st century is food supply. This is where Ireland, with its expertise in agriculture and ICT, could be a world leader, according to WIT president and TSSG founder Prof Willie Donnelly.

Donnelly said that the world will need to increase food production by 70pc by 2025.

Ireland has the advantage of land, expertise and technology.

Researchers from TSSG, WIT and organisations like Teagasc are working on new technologies that will use the best of ICT, analytics and sensors to increase quality and quantity of dairy and beef production.

Last year, a €446,000 collaboration between major Irish dairy producers Glanbia and Dairygold and Irish researchers was announced that will see data analytics and big data employed to help boost milk production.

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