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Irish pupils the first to experience Apollo 11 in Virtual Reality

On Friday 6th February the students of CBS School New Ross Co. Wexford were the first pupils to experience in Virtual Reality what it is like to travel to space on board a Saturn V Rocket. Irish start-up company Immersive VR Education with technical support from TSSG Waterford held a demo day to launch their Apollo 11 Experience which placed the students in the shoes of Neil Armstrong as he embarked on his historic mission to be the first person to walk on the moon.

Immersive VR Education plan to deliver Virtual Reality educational experiences across a broad range of subjects and can recreate any day in history, place students inside the human body or even let them explore the Solar System in their own private space ship.

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TSSG host MAS2TERING Project meet up.

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MAS2TERING meet up in TSSG on 25-27th February 2015- MAS2TERING, the “Multi-Agent Systems and Secured coupling of Telecom and Energy gRIds for Next Generation smart grid services” is a collaborative three-year technology driven and business focused study. The aim of the project is to facilitate the optimisation of European smart grids to include a better integration of intermittent and local energy technologies. The consortium includes well-known and recognised European industrial organisations and research institutes from France, United Kingdom, Italy, Ireland, and Belgium. Together, CEA, Utility Partnership Limited, R2M Solutions , GDF Suez, Cassidian CyberSecurity, Telecom Italia, Cardiff University, TSSG/ WIT and Laborelec bring their unique knowledge and experience in the fields of energy, telecommunications and security to develop an innovative information and communication technology (ICT) platform for the monitoring and optimal management of low-voltage distribution grids by integrating last mile connectivity solutions with distributed optimisation technologies, while enhancing the security of increased bi-directional communications.

EU – India Cooperation Platform in Future Internet and Electronic Media Kicks Off.

In photo: Abhishek Sharma (beTS), James Clarke (WIT-TSSG), MP Gupta (Prof. IITD)

In photo: Abhishek Sharma (beTS), James Clarke (WIT-TSSG), MP Gupta (Prof. IITD)

Waterford Institute of Technology’s Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) held the first meeting of the  EU – India Cooperation Platform in Future Internet and Electronic Media project (short name: FI-MEDIA) during the first week of December, 2014 in New Delhi. Coordinated by TSSG, FI-MEDIA has two India partners, India Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi)  and Beyond Evolution Tech Solutions Private Ltd (beTS). The project also has the strong support of the EU NEM Technology Platform steering board of which the FI-MEDIA coordinator, James Clarke (TSSG) is a member and a similar platform in India called the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). The project falls under the EU identifier called EU-India Research and Innovation Partnership, whose EU reference is EuropeAid/135-474/DD/ACT/IN and managed by the Delegation of the European Union to India in New Delhi, India. The four year FI-MEDIA project was selected under the category related to Information and Communications Technologies. 

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TSSG Influences EU Research Priorities On Cloud Computing

pcwp16-17_7715_768Waterford Institute of Technology’s Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) was only one of two Irish research groups invited to present at the recent European Commission’s Consultation Workshop on Cloud Computing research priorities. This workshop saw experts from across Europe discuss the key priorities for future Cloud Computing research funding.

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SEAM, MERG and TSSG, Nominated for Prestigious Lab Awards

Dr Brendan Jennings, TSSG’s principal investigator on FAME Project

Dr Brendan Jennings, TSSG’s principal investigator on FAME Project

Three research centres at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) were nominated for the prestigious Irish Laboratory Awards which took place in Dublin on Wednesday, 3 December.

The South East Applied Materials Group (SEAM), which is one of the Institute’s three Technology Research gateways, has been nominated in the ‘Collaboration Achievement’ category. This category was open to collaboration partners either between labs working in academia or industry, or cross collaborations between commercial and academic labs.

SEAM facilitates the development of materials engineering and technology solutions through collaboration and access to expertise in the Irish research infrastructure and according to Ramesh Raghavendra, Centre Manager, “SEAM has a proven track record of delivering for industry, having executed over 800 direct funded industry projects spanning across over 90 Irish based companies since the research centre’s launch in 2009.”

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