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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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TSSG scoops ‘Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year Award’ at the ISA Software Industry Awards 2014

ISA Awards

WIT’s Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG), the software technology research centre that employs over 120 people in Ireland with offices in Waterford and Kilkenny, was named ISA Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year Award at the annual Irish Software Association (ISA) industry awards this weekend.

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WIT’s Telecommunication Software & Systems Group (TSSG) wins awards at Glanbia Kilkenny Business Awards.

Martin Costello, President Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce, Eamonn de Leastar WIT, Prof Willie Donnelly Director of TSSG, Dr. Mícheál Ó Foghlú CTO FeedHenry, Barry Downes CEO of TSSG and Aidan Shine, South East BIC, Category Sponso

Martin Costello, President Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce, Eamonn de Leastar WIT, Prof Willie Donnelly Director of TSSG, Dr. Mícheál Ó Foghlú CTO FeedHenry, Barry Downes CEO of TSSG and Aidan Shine, South East BIC, Category Sponso

WIT’s Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) won the ‘Innovation in Business’ and the newly introduced category ‘Information and Communications Technology’ awards at the prestigious Glanbia Kilkenny Business Awards ceremony held in Lyrath Estate Hotel on Saturday, November 15th.

Commenting on TSSG’s double win, John Hurley, CEO of Kilkenny Chamber said “The judges found that the standard was extremely high in both the ICT and Innovation categories this year. The high level of technical expertise shown by the TSSG team was very impressive and their passion and commitment for their business came through very strongly in their presentations. They were worthy recipients of these awards.”

The Innovation in Business award was awarded in recognition of the recently acquired TSSG spin out company ‘FeedHenry’, aptly named after Henry Shefflin. Red Hat Inc acquired the company earlier this year, making it the first ICT multinational of its kind to move into the region, with new jobs expected to be announced in 2015.  In the past five years, TSSG has also been involved in creating 16 start-up companies based on its knowledge, skills and/or technology including FeedHenry Ltd., ZolkC Ltd. and KodaCall.

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