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TSSG leads EU funded EU-India project workshop in India

On 18th December, 2015, Waterford Institute of Technology’s TSSG-led EU funded EU-INDIA FI-MEDIA project joined together with the India funded Unnat Bharat Abhiyan initiative to organise a joint workshop, hosted by IIT Delhi  and dedicated to the building of an EU-INDIA Cluster to Cluster (C2C) Partnership on ‘Smart Village Ecosystems.

The objectives of the FI-MEDIA / UBA C2C workshop was brainstorming from the perspectives of both EU and India to develop clarity on various research and innovation challenges and potential solutions related to the development of ‘Smart Village Ecosystems’, including Pilots. The program contained the following sessions: Inaugural session, Presentations on Rural projects by IIT Madras, Clustering opportunities for Smart Village Ecosystems in India, Clustering with EU initiatives to enable solutions for Smart villages, and Sustainability: Aligning with existing Programs: Reflections on Policy.

Through the 50+ workshop participants, a wide range of stakeholders were in attendance, including research and innovation organisations, academia, industry, NGO and Government of India and EU.

Pic. Jim Clarke

Mr. James Clarke, the WIT coordinator of the EU-India FI-MEDIA project, states, “In the first year of the FI-MEDIA project, the team members set out to identify real world themes for clustering activities within the areas of interest for C2C partnerships in relation to Future Internet and Media, firstly in India, where the contribution from EU members would be of mutual benefit in the present setting as well as future growth, research, innovation, and sustainability”.

Clarke continued, “The first area for clustering that emerged in India was related to the research and innovation (R&I) for the development of ‘Smart Village Ecosystems’, which is a prominent component of the Digital India programme.  With this in mind, the FI-MEDIA partners made contact with relevant clusters and organisations, in both the EU and India, in order to promote this topic as one for the building of a C2C partnership that would be of mutual benefit to both EU and India and this is what has brought us to this important workshop centred on clustering for R&I for Smart Villages Ecosystems. At the forefront of this topic in India is the IIT Delhi coordinated Unnat Bharat Abhiyan initiative, whose vision is to foster a transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging higher educational knowledge institutions to help build the architecture required for an Inclusive India. Likewise, in the EU and indeed in our own research group and Institute, there is ongoing work in leveraging Future Internet for smart agriculture and farming activities of the future”.

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10 pioneering leaders helping to build a world of IoT

SPE WillieDiving headfirst into emerging technologies, these 10 leaders will not be left behind in the next digital revolution. In fact, they are already leading the charge.

Joining an esteemed list of sci-tech influencers in and from Ireland, these next additions are all influencers in the internet of things (IoT), an emerging space in technology considered to be as significant as the dawn of the internet.

Hyperbolic as that may be, the vast potential of connected devices is the kind of stuff that inspires hype, and those already getting their hands dirty are laying the foundations of what is to come.

For something with such broad reach, we have a wide-spanning selection of leaders. Some are researching and developing the communications and infrastructure required for a world filled with connected devices, some are building the smart devices and wearable technology that are transforming industry and agriculture, and others are bringing IoT to the masses with smart home technology.

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Watch Dr. Steven Davy’s interview about TSSG’s project ‘AquaSmart’

AquaSmart-LogoThe AQUASMART project is about enhancing innovation capacity within the aquaculture sector, by helping companies to transform captured data into knowledge, and sharing this knowledge to improve efficiency, increase profitability and carry out business in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way.

The project is based in the real world, addressing actual problems that aquaculture producer’s face, carrying out work in the areas of data analysis, data exchange between aquaculture companies and its related stakeholders and global knowledge access.

To view Dr. Steven Davy’s video please click HERE

Waterford Institute of Technology – TSSG – Technical Lead

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Waterford Institute of Technology – TSSG – Technical Lead (Ref. No. 016078)

Job Title: Technical Lead (Ref. No. 016078)

Department: TSSG (www.tssg.org)

Location: Waterford

Commencement Date: Immediately

Major Duties:

Lead advanced contract R&D and EI projects.

Liaise with prospective clients and stakeholders to understand and interpret their business requirements, goals and identify appropriate solutions.

Accurately define and estimate technical architectures and solutions.

Ensure delivery of software and documentation of technical projects to agreed schedule and specification.

Ensure all stakeholders up to date with progress of projects.

Co-ordinate resolution of technical issues across multiple teams.

Act as a mentor to less experienced developers – providing technical guidance and direction, developing their skills and competences.

Follow and promote a SCRUM and test-driven development (TDD) approach.

Participate in improvements to all aspects of development lifecycle methodology.

Collaborate with the TSSG Research Units to ensure alignment with WIT governance and following best practice.

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Openstack Cloud Software tested at TSSG.

OpenStack_CloudSoftwareThe Infrastructure Group (IG) have been working over the last twelve months to bring Openstack Cloud Software into production internally within TSSG.

Deploying Openstack will not only bring the benefit of reduced infrastructure costs but there we should also witness a noticeable improvement on productivity within TSSG research units. The current cloud system within TSSG does not offer self-service and instead delivers a time-consuming process between developers and the infrastructure group.

What has been noticed over the years is that the lack of self management for the developer results in an increased life-cycle of virtual machines and backups, which in turn increases management complexity and wastes valuable resources.

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