Industry Engagement & Commercial Activity
Our industry partners provide critical insights into industry-relevant challenges, make significant contributions to the formulation of our research programme, and maintain vibrant, technologically progressive links with our academic researchers. CTVR research challenges scientific and technical frontiers. The outputs from this research enable critical commercial impact for our industry partners.
CTVR CORE PROGRAMME:
The CORE CTVR Research Programme is 75% funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), with industry partners contributing 25% in matching funding. Partners collaborate on the formulation and execution of the CTVR CORE research programme. They operate according to the terms of a jointly-developed Consortium Agreement. The goal of the programme is to design and demonstrate the networks of the future. CTVR’s overarching mission is to design and propose an end-to-end architecture which is evolvable, sustainable and submissive. It incorporates a self-architecting wireless with a flat optical core based on LR-PON. Critical technology components are being researched, designed and built to demonstrate the new design. Further information is available in the RESEARCH section.
Industry Partners: Alcatel Lucent/Bell Labs Ireland, Xilinx Research Labs, NXP, Socowave, eircom
EU FRAMEWORK (FP7) PROGRAMMES:
Industry Partners: Alcatel Lucent Deutschland, Atesio, EADS, Exfo, IR Microsystems, NSN, OneFive, OFS Optics, Polatis, Portugal Telecom Inovacao, Rohde-Schwarz, Sigint Solutions, Telecom Italia, Phoenix Photonics, Telefonica, Thales, Towercom, Vertilas
In addition to the core research programme work, CTVR interacts with a significant number of companies in a variety of ways; including company-sponsored contract research, Enterprise-Ireland supported work (though the Innovation voucher scheme, Innovation partnerships, commercialisation funds et al) and through the formal licensing of our technologies which support spinout companies, other start-up companies and “fully-fledged” companies of all sizes.
Industry Partners: Alcatel-Lucent/Bell Labs Ireland, Arris, Brim Brothers, Decawave, Dell, Eblana Photonics, Ferfics, Firecomms, Gemalto, Google, IBM, ISAAT Technologies, Lake Communications, Larkhill Consultancy, M/A Com, NEC, NSN, Pantrx, Pilot Photonics, Sequioa Smart Solutions, Share Navigator, Statsports, SRS, Taoglas, Xcelerit, XGS Technologies, Xylophone Optics
WHITE SPACES IRELAND:
White Spaces Ireland is a CTVR initiative which It takes advantage of the shutdown of analogue TV in Ireland in October 2012. Focusing on the vacated spectrum (aka TV white space) CTVR has assembled 18 different partners who will conduct a series of white space trials in Ireland and use these trials to identify and pursue commercial opportunities which will arise.
Industry Partners: Alcatel-Lucent/Bell Labs Ireland, Analysys Mason, Benetel, BSkyB, Cambridge Wireless Consortium, Fairspectrum, e|net, HEAnet, Imagine, Microsoft, MLL Telecom Ltd, Neul, RTE, RTE NL, SmartBay, Spectrum Bridge, SRS, Taoglas
Short-term Projects & Other Consultations:
CTVR has numerous other interactions with a wide range of companies, on short-term projects as well as many other forms of consultation. We provide technical and informational support and insight in the form of hardware and software, as well as market evaluation and assessment.
Industry Partners: ABI Research, Agilent, Alpha Wireless, Benetel, Computer Simulation Technology, Echelon, Ericsson, Evolution Inc, General Dynamics, Kore Telematics, Imex Instruments, Landis & Gyr, Mentor Graphics, M4S, Numerix, SmartBin, Taconic, Telit, Silver spring Networks, Vilicom
Training Classes & Other CTVR Events:
As a university-based research centre, CTVR is in the unique position of being able to offer access to a vast array of expertise. We regularly host training events, workshops, targeted classes, and customised training both for partners and non-partners. Guest lectures by visiting and invited experts are a frequent feature.
Industry Attendees: An Post, Analysys Mason, Benetel, BSkyB, Cambridge Wireless Consortium, ComReg, Digiweb, Dublin City Council, e|net, eircom/Meteor, EI, ESB, Fairspectrum, FAZ Tech Research, Fingal County Council, HEAnet, IDA, Imagine, Intel, Intune Networks, ISAAT Technologies, Microsoft, MLL Telecom, Neul, NXP, Pilot Photonics, RTE, RTE NL, SFI, Sky Ireland, SmartBay, Socowave, South Dublin County Council, Spectrum Bridge, SRS, Taoglas, UPC, Vodafone, Xcelerit, Xilinx
CTVR is always interested in promoting awareness of its activities, with a view to enhancing the range/ depth of collaborative opportunities with companies large and small.
If you are interested in finding out more, and/or developing more formal links, please contact us. Our Commercial Development manager will be delighted to speak to you and he might even buy you a coffee!