Mo-bizz participates in ‘Innovation in the Cloud’ event in Lisbon

Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 11.06.19An ‘Innovation in the Cloud’ event took place on January 28th to 29th 2015, at the PT Showroom of Forum Picoas, in Lisbon.

Organised by Portugal Telecom, the dissemination event presented a range of PT participation and Innovation Projects. These included participation of Cloud ICT FP7 projects including Mo-bizz, MCN, T-NOVA, MobiCloud, OPENi, FITMAN, SeaClouds and MODAclouds.

Telma Mota, Coordinator of Mo-bizz and from Portugal Telecom, welcomed a large group of participants and visitors.

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WIT/TSSG Participating in Research Brazil Ireland Science Week Event.

Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 16.24.29A number of WIT/TSSG researchers will join up to eighty senior researchers from Brazil this week at the first ever Brazil-Ireland Science Week, to be held in Dublin Castle. Presidents of Brazilian funding agencies will also attend the conference entitled ‘Collaborative Research for a Better Future’. WIT/TSSG has a number of ongoing research collaborations with leading Brazilian universities, for example:

• TSSG researchers Dr Brendan Jennings, Dr Lei Shi and PhD student Runxin Wang collaborates with Prof. Lisandro Granville Zambenedetti from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) on techniques for managing data traffic in cloud computing data centres. The collaboration was initiated when Runxin spend a month in UFRGS last year and is continuing at the moment with TSSG hosting one of Prof. Granville’s PhD students, Juliano Wickboldt. The work has already result in the publication of a paper in the proceedings of the CNSM 2014 conference, with more jointly authored papers in preparation;

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TSSG hosts its first ever Industry Day, March 3




A research and innovation hub which has helped world-renowned technology firms such as FeedHenry, ZolkC and others target a global audience is hosting its first ever Industry Day in Waterford’s Granville Hotel on Tuesday, March 3.

The free Telecommunications, Software and Systems Group (TSSG) event is an absolute must for all involved in the tech industry, those with a product, service or idea they want to develop and anyone who is  fascinated by the global impact the hubs in Waterford and Kilkenny have had.

FeedHenry CEO, Cathal McGloin, is the keynote speaker for the event which starts at 9.30am and runs through until 3.30pm. Feedhenry, the Waterford-based mobile software company is a TSSG spin-out and was acquired just last year for €63.5m by Red Hat Inc., a US multinational software firm.

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The Apollo 11 Virtual Reality Experience: KickStarter

Landing on the moon was one of the greatest achievements mankind has ever embarked on and now it’s time for you to step into Neil Armstrong’s shoes and experience what it was like to live through this historic event with thanks to Oculus Virtual Reality Technology.

Using NASA archive footage and audio, Immersive VR Education have created an inspirational journey that they hope will engage students and give them a better understanding of the events that took place way back in 1969.

C.E.O David Whelan goes further and says “We don’t just want kids to read about history we want them to experience history as a living entity that they can relate to.”

Immersive VR Education demoed the Apollo 11 Experience at CBS School in New Ross, with technical support from TSSG Waterford, a location that is famous for being the ancestral home of the Kennedy family and their most famous son President John. F. Kennedy.

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Two WIT research groups to battle it out for ‘Innovation & Technology’ Award

Waterford City. Waterford Institute of Technology’s (WIT) Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) and the South East Applied Materials Group (SEAM) research group are two of three groups shortlisted for a Waterford Chamber Business Award under the Innovation and Technology category.

TSSG employs 120 people in Waterford and internationally, it leverages its research to support large and small companies based in Ireland with everything from research and problem solving projects to new product research and development.

Speaking about TSSG’s nomination, Barry Downes, CEO of TSSG and founder of FeedHenry commented, “Over the past three years alone, TSSG has helped over 110 companies and has created a number of important start-ups in the region including FeedHenry Ltd which has grown to employ over 40 people in the South-East. Red Hat Inc. acquired the start-up in October 2014, bringing the first global software company to the South-East region.” 

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